WELCOME to "Chicago FTM Top Surgery," where you can learn all about a chest masculinization procedure that not only looks amazing, but is also designed to leave the nipple attached, and therefore maintain sensation. Congratulations on taking the next step on your journey towards "gender affirmation."

Over the past ten years, double-board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Paul M. Steinwald, M.D. formeryl of Lake Forest Plastic Surgery, Ltd. has personally developed one of the safest, most predictable, and aesthetically pleasing "FTM/Top Surgery" chest masculinization methods currently available in the world, made more remarkable by the fact that a degree of nipple sensation is preserved in a great majority of patients. Dr. Steinwald has seen, counseled, and/or performed this transformative surgery for hundreds of transgender patients from across the country and even abroad, and has lectured widely as well. We're confident that all the information you need to prepare and empower you before making a confidential consultation can be found here; once again, welcome!


Paul M. Steinwald, M.D. is one of the few plastic surgeons in Chicago who is double-board certified in both plastic and general surgery. MORE