Dr. Scott Mosser

Top Surgery in San Francisco

Dr. Scott W. Mosser, MD, FACS is an award-winning surgeon in San Francisco who offers FTM Top Surgery, MTF Breast Augmentation and Body Contouring for transgender individuals.

Dr. Mosser earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Trinity University and his MD from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed an internship and six years of comprehensive general and plastic surgery training at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, as well as a year-long Aesthetic Fellowship in cosmetic surgery in San Francisco.

Dr. Mosser is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgeons, and is also a member of:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Dr. Mosser’s private practice is located in downtown San Francisco. He performs surgery in his clinic and at other certified surgery centers in the area:

  • Vista Surgery Center
  • San Francisco Surgery Center
  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
  • Saint Mary’s Hospital

Dr. Mosser performs the following gender reassignment procedures:

FTM Surgery

Top Surgery: Double incision with nipple grafts, Inverted-T, peri-areolar, keyhole, trans-areola with nipple reduction $8000-$9000
Body Sculpting $5000-$10,000
MTF Surgery

MTF Breast Augmentation $7200-$8200
Body Sculpting $5000-$10,000
Brazilian Butt Lift $10,000-$22,000

Pricing includes: Consultations before surgery and follow-up appointments after surgery, surgeon’s fee, operating room fees, anaesthesia fee, implants and postoperative garments. Costs above are general estimates only (February 2014.) Exact pricing can only be determined following a consultation.

Waiting List: The wait time for a consultation is approximately 2-3 weeks. Wait time for a surgery date is approximately 1 month following consultation.

FTM Top Surgery

Dr. Mosser specializes in multiple methods of FTM Top Surgery, including Double Incision with nipple grafts, Peri-Areolar, and Keyhole Top Surgery, as well as Trans-areolar with nipple reduction. Dr. Mosser will discuss these methods with you in detail at your consultation and will offer his professional recommendation as to which should be used based on your chest size and skin elasticity.

FTM Top Surgery Double Incision FTM Top Surgery Before and After Keyhole

To view FTM Top Surgery Before After Photos, please see Dr. Mosser’s website.

MTF Breast Augmentation

MTF Breast Augmentation is a surgery that can improve your self-esteem and confidence. Dr. Mosser specializes in MTF Breast Augmentation. He offers both saline and silicone implants and will discuss the pros and cons of each during your consultation. Incision location will largely depend on your preferences though Dr. Mosser usually recommends placing breast implants through an incision in the inframammary fold at the bottom of the chest muscle.

To view MTF Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos, please see Dr. Mosser’s website.

Body Contouring

Men and women have different body shapes, defined not just by skeletal structure but also by muscle and fat distribution. If you would like to further feminize or masculinize your body shape, Dr. Mosser can help. Dr. Mosser offers Body Contouring Liposuction (fat removal) for transgender men and women, as well as the Brazilian Butt Lift for women. Multiple areas of the body can be treated, including flank, thighs, chest, back and buttocks.

Consultations with Dr. Mosser

Dr. Mosser has a reputation as a compassionate and caring physician who listens to his patients. During your consultation, Dr. Mosser will listen carefully to understand your goals, and will then provide you with your best surgical options and his professional recommendations. He’ll spend time talking with you about what to expect,  believing that the best results are obtained when the patient understands the process.

The $150 consult fee will be applied towards your procedure.

Traveling to See Dr. Mosser

Patients come from out of state and out of the country to have surgery with Dr. Mosser. His staff will help coordinate your stay in San Francisco, from pick up at the airport and local accommodations to consultation, surgery and follow up appointments.

An initial “virtual consultation” can be arranged for those traveling for surgery. You’ll have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Mosser about your surgical goals and overall health, surgery procedures, post-op care, costs and more. Dr. Mosser may also request photographs of your chest to our office for a visual evaluation.

Dr. Mosser and his staff look forward to speaking with you and will be pleased to answer any questions you might have. Please contact his office for an in-person or virtual consultation.

Financing and Insurance

Dr. Mosser accepts CareCredit, and will also work with insurance for some procedures. Dr. Mosser is currently accepting insurance from the following companies:

  • Anthem / Blue Cross
  • Aetna
  • Brown & Toland

If your insurance company is not listed here, don’t worry–Dr. Mosser may still be able to get your surgery covered. Please contact his office for more information.

If you are active duty military, a law enforcement officer or a firefighter, please ask about Dr. Mosser’s Heroes Program.

Surgery Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Letter of recommendation from a psychologist or other mental health professional
  • Good physical and psychological health

Dr. Mosser follows WPATH standards. WPATH SOC guidelines require feminizing hormone therapy and living socially as a female before MTF breast augmentation. Hormone therapy is not a requirement for FTM Top Surgery, nor is a period of “real life experience” (RLE) but the individual must show persistent and well-documented gender dysphoria.

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