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Dr. Russell Sassani

Florida’s FTM Top Surgery Expert

Dr. Russell Sassani, MD is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who offers transgender surgery in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Sassani performs chest procedures, facial surgeries and body sculpting for both trans men and women. With unanimous 5 star reviews from his trans male patients, Dr. Sassani has quickly become one of the most popular FTM Top Surgery surgeons in the Southeastern United States.

Dr. Sassani is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and also maintains memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Take Shape Plastic SurgeryHe obtained his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed residency training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery was at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then went on to complete post-residency fellowships in hand, craniomaxillofacial and cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Sassani is active in the South Florida LGBT community. His practice, Take Shape Plastic Surgery, has been a community partner of the MiFo LGBT Film Festival. Dr. Sassani and Take Shape have also attended the Southern Comfort (now Peach State) transgender conference, and Dr. Sassani presented a workshop titled “Chest Reconstruction Surgery For the Transgender Patient” at the 2016 Transgender Medical Symposium in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Sassani performs the following gender-affirming procedures:

ProcedurePrice (USD)
Top Surgery: Double Incision with Nipple Grafts$8250-$9435
Top Surgery: Peri-Areolar$6800
Breast AugmentationVaries
Buttock AugmentationVaries
Facial FeminizationVaries
Tracheal ShaveVaries
Body SculptingVaries
Hair GraftingVaries

Costs above are general estimates only (as of June 2021.) Exact pricing can only be determined following a consultation. Pricing includes: Surgical fee, facility fee, anesthesia fee and/or compression garments (if used in the procedure).

“Dr. Sassani and his team were amazing. I really felt comfortable and safe with them. They were very responsive with questions pre and post op.” – Kaden Charming, 2016

Consultations with Dr. Sassani
Dr. Sassani offers a FREE initial consultation by phone or in-person.

Financing and Insurance
Dr. Sassani accepts medical financing, as well as insurance for some procedures (Humana and Medicare.) Those seeking insurance coverage for FTM Top Surgery or MTF Breast Augmentation should independently investigate their insurance coverage. Contact a benefits representative where you work or call your insurance company’s member services department and ask:

  • Is Dr. Russell Sassani a provider with my specific plan? (Please make sure that you provide the representative with Dr. Sassani’s NPI number: 1194788026)
  • If Dr. Sassani is NOT a provider, does my plan have out of network benefits?
  • Does my plan cover gender confirmation top surgery?
  • How much is my deductible?

Please provide them with ICD-10 code F64.8 and CPT code 19303 (FTM Top Surgery) or CPT 19325 (MTF Breast Augmentation.)

Dr. Sassani and his team at Take Shape Plastic Surgery are dedicated to the well-being of all of their transgender patients and are pleased to be a part of such a personal journey.