MTF, FTM, and Non-Binary Top Surgery Specialist Surgeons of Los Angeles in Beverly Hills

Top Surgery Specialists of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) accepts most insurance plans for FTM, MTF, and Non-Binary / Gender-Nonconforming (N) Top Surgery. Our dedicated insurance coordinators are glad to consult with you about your individual insurance plan coverage and benefits. We work with both in and out of network insurance benefits and will help to provide you with detailed benefit and coverage information prior to your visit. Due to the uniqueness of this specialty, our team works diligently to advocate on each patient’s behalf and works with a variety of plans to obtain coverage for your procedure.

Please Note: Our boutique specialized Top Surgery practice can get you on the calendar for Top Surgery within a month of your consultation.

  • We offer virtual Top Surgery consultations from anywhere in the world.
  • We work with both in and out of network insurance benefits and will help to provide you with detailed benefit and insurance coverage information prior to your consultation.
  • You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of a top-rated white glove concierge medical environment in Beverly Hills, LA without the stress and hassle of long hospital surgical times, being in a hospital, and paperwork.
  • Our board certified plastic surgeons only perform and offer Top Surgery.
  • As Top Surgery specialist plastic surgeons, we support, endorse, and follow the Standards of Care for transgender and non-binary / gender-nonconforming individuals set out by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Top Surgery Specialists of Los Angeles provides:

  • Experienced board certified best in class Plastic Surgeons.
  • Experienced staff to help you to find out if Top Surgery is a benefit covered by your insurance company.
  • The luxury and benefit of a top-rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork.
  • Surgery performed in our own boutique office-based surgical suite.
  • Virtual online consultations for patients anywhere in the world.
  • Multidisciplinary care for our patients including referrals to our verified network of physicians and mental health professionals experienced in trans-competent care.
  • The ability to finance your FTM Top Surgery, MTF Top Surgery, or Non-Binary Top Surgery procedure.

Keith Blechman, MD oversees the board certified plastic surgeons of Top Surgery Specialists of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills, CA).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

BOARD CERTIFICATION

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

HONORS AND AWARDS

CLINICAL APPOINTMENTS

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • Lenox Hill Hospital / Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital
    Teaching/Supervising Attending, Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, New York, N

VOLUNTEER HISTORY

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
1. Dillon A, Sinno S, Blechman KM, Berman R, Saadeh PB. Functional reconstruction of a large anterior thigh defect using contralateral anterolateral thigh flap with tensor latae and motorized vastus lateralus. J Recon Microsurg. 2015; 31(1): 79-82.

2. Blechman KM, Tanna N, Broer PN, Ireton JE, Ahn CY, Allen RJ. Stacked profunda artery perforator (PAP) flaps for breast reconstruction: a case report. J Recon Microsurg. 2013; 29(9): 631-4.

3. Alperovich M, Tanna N, Samra F, Blechman KM, Shapiro RL, Guth AA, Axelrod DM, Choi M, Karp NS. Nipple-sparing mastectomy in patients with a history of reduction mammoplasty or mastopexy: how safe is it? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013; 131(5): 962-7.

4. Blechman KM and Kronowitz SJ. Commentary: Long-Term Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Immediate 2Stage Expander/Implant Reconstruction and Postmastectomy Radiation. Breast Dis Quart. 2012; 23(4): 368-9.

5. Blechman KM, Karp NS, Levovitz C, Guth AA, Axelrod DM, Shapiro RL, Choi M. The lateral inframmamary fold incision for nipple-sparing mastectomy: outcomes from over 50 implant-based breast reconstructions. Breast J. 2012; 19(1): 31-40.

6. Grieves MR, Samra F, Pavlides SC, Blechman KM, Naylor SM, Woodrell CD, Cadacio C, Levine JP, Bancroft TA, Michalak M, Warren SM, Gold LI. Exogenous calreticulin improves diabetic wound healing. Wound Repair Reg. 2012; 20(5): 715-30.

7. Blechman KM, Zervos M. Post-thoracotomy Horner syndrome associated with extrapleural infusion of local anesthetic.
Interact Cardiovasc Thor Surg. 2009; 9(2): 309-10.

8. Khonsari RH, Blechman KM, Michaels J, Vigler M, Chiu DT, Wallerstein R, Blei F. Vascular malformations and upper extremity anomalies associated with a subtelomeric microdeletion of chromosome 4p. Clin Dysmorph. 2008; 17(3): 193-

9. Michaels J, Churgin SS, Blechman KM, Aarabi S, Galiano RD, Gurtner GC. db/db mice exhibit severe wound-healing impairments compared with other murine diabetic strains in a silicone-splinted excisional wound model. Wound Rep Regen. 2007; 15(5): 665-70.

10. Kleinman ME, Grieves MR, Churgin SS, Blechman KM, Chang EI, Ceradini DJ, Tepper OM, Gurtner GC. Hypoxia-induced mediators of stem/progenitor cell trafficking are increased in children with hemangioma. Arterio Thromb Vasc Biol. 2007; 27(12): 2664-70.

11. Gold LI, Rahman M, Blechman KM, Greives MR, Churgin S, Michaels J, Callaghan MJ, Cardwell NL, Pollins AC, Michalak M, Siebert JW, Levine JP, Gurtner GC, Nanney LB, Galiano RD, Cadacio CL. Overview of the role for Calreticulin in the enhancement of wound healing through multiple biological effects. J Invest Derm. 2006; 126S: 57-65.

12. Blechman KM, Karch SB, Stephens BG. Demographic, pathologic, and toxicological profiles of 127 decedents testing positive for ephedrine alkaloids. Foren Sci Internat. 2004; 139(1): 61-9.

13. Aronson BD, Fisher AL, Blechman K, Caudy M, Gergen JP. Groucho-dependent and –independent repression activities of Runt domain proteins. Mol Cell Biol. 1997; 17(9): 5581-7.

OTHER ARTICLES
1. Blechman KM. Microsurgery and lymphedema. World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Newsletter. 2013; 4(4): 13-5.

2. Blechman KM and Kronowitz, SJ. Commentary: Long-Term Outcomes in Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Immediate 2Stage Expander/Implant Reconstruction and Postmastectomy Radiation. Breast Diseases: A Yearbook Quarterly. 2012; 23(4): 368-369.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Blechman KM, Lerman OZ, Haddock NT, and Allen RJ. Stacked Profunda Artery Perforator Flaps for Unilateral Breast Reconstruction. In Breast Reconstruction: Art, Science, and New Clinical Techniques. Ed: Shiffman M. Springer; 2016.

2. Blechman KM and Kronowitz SJ. Problems in Breast Reconstruction: Autologous Breast Reconstruction After Lumpectomy or Mastectomy. In Problems in Breast Surgery: A Repair Manual. Ed: Fisher J and Handel N. CRC Press; 2014.

3. Ceradini DC and Blechman KM. Dermatology for Plastic Surgeons II: Cutaneous Malignancies. In Grabb and Smith’s Plastic
Surgery. 7th ed. Ed: Thorne C: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2014: 115-26.

ONLINE CME TUTORIALS

1. Blechman KM, McCarthy CM, Cordeiro PG. Breast Reconstruction and Radiation Therapy. In Plastic Surgery Hyperguide.
www.plasticsurgery.hyperguides.com . Sept 2011.

PRESENTATIONS

1. Blechman KM. Mindfulness meditation for physicians. April 12, 2017. Hudson Wellness, New York, NY.

2. Blechman KM. Mindfulness meditation for physicians. October 18, 2016. Hudson Wellness, New York, NY.

3. Blechman KM, Suami H, Skoracki RJ, Chang DW. Evaluation of indocyanine green lymphography following upper extremity lymphaticovenular bypass. International Symposium for the Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema. April 10, 2013. Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan.

4. Alperovich M, Choi M, Karp NS, Blechman KM, Samra F, Levine JP, Schnabel F, Axelrod DM, Shapiro R, Guth AA. Nipplesparing mastectomy and subareolar biopsy: to freeze or not to freeze? Evaluating the role of subareolar intraoperative frozen section. American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium. September 14, 2012. San Antonio, TX.

5. Alperovich M, Samra F, Blechman KM, Shapiro RL, Axelrod DM, Choi M, Karp NS, Guth AA. Nipple-sparing mastectomy in patients with a history of reduction mammaplasty: How safe is it? American Society of Clinical Oncology Breast Cancer Symposium. September 13, 2012. San Antonio, TX

6. Blechman KM, Reavey PL, Weichman KA, Levine JP, Choi M, Karp NS. Use of the Biopatch drain dressing to reduce infection in implant-based breast reconstruction. European Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. May 26, 2012. Munich, Germany.

7. Blechman KM, Reavey PL, Weichman KA, Levine JP, Choi M, Karp NS. Use of the Biopatch drain dressing to reduce infection in implant-based breast reconstruction. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 14, 2012. San Francisco, CA.

8. Blechman KM, Saadeh PB, Rapp T, Berman R, Otterburn D, Jacobs J. ASRM Best Case/Best Save: Functional reconstruction of a large anterior thigh defect using contralateral ALT/TFL with motorized vastus lateralis. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting. January 15, 2012. Las Vegas, NV.

9. Guth AA, Blechman K, Levovitz C, Small K, Axelrod D, Karp N, Choi M. Nipple-areolar sparing mastectomy: Utility of the lateral inframammary incision in immediate implant-based reconstructions. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. December 6, 2011. San Antonio, TX.

10. Blechman KM, Levovitz C, Karp NS, Choi M. The lateral inframammary fold incision for nipple-sparing mastectomy: outcomes from over 50 implant-based breast reconstructions. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. April 30, 2011. Louisville, KY.

11. Blechman KM, Levovitz C, Choi M, Karp NS. The lateral inframammary fold incision for nipple-sparing mastectomy: outcomes from over 50 implant-based breast reconstructions. American Association of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. April 10, 2011. Boca Raton, FL.

12. Blechman KM, Ashjian PJ, Small KH, Levine JP. Predictors of adverse outcomes following deep sternal wound reconstruction.
New York State Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Resident’s Night. March 8, 2010. New York NY.

13. Blechman KM, Flores RL, Friedman DW. Hand trauma associated with high energy winch and cable pulley accidents. American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting. January 11, 2006, Tucson, AZ.

14. Churgin SS, Callaghan MJ, Galiano RD, Blechman KM, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Therapeutic administration of superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimetics normalizes wound healing in diabetic mice. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress. October 16, 2005, San Francisco, CA.

15. Gold LI, Rahman M, Michaels J, Blechman KM, Churgin S, Callaghan M, Deveau-Rosen J, Michalak M, Gurtner G, Nanney LB. Annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin. October 13, 2005, Salishan Lodge, OR.

16. Blechman KM, Seiser N, Bhatt K, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Expression of anti-oxidative genes protects multipotent progenitor cells from hypoxia-induced apoptosis. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. May 18, 2005, Toronto, Canada.

17. Churgin SS, Callaghan MJ, Galiano RD, Blechman KM, Ceradini DJ, Gurtner GC. Therapeutic administration of superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimetics normalizes wound healing in diabetic mice. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. May 18, 2005, Toronto, Canada.

18. Kleinman ME, Churgin SS, Ceradini DJ, Blechman KM, Galiano RD, Tepper OM, Gurtner GC. Mediators of stem cell mobilization and recruitment in children with infantile hemangioma. Plastic Surgery Research Council Annual Meeting. May 18, 2005, Toronto, Canada.

19. Blechman KM, Karch SB, Stephens BG. Demographic, pathologic, and toxicological profiles of 127 decedents testing positive for ephedrine alkaloids. American Academy of Forensic

Top Surgery Specialists of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills) specializes in taking exceptional care of each Top Surgery patient from the initial consultation to the post-recovery period. The honor and privilege of caring for our patients comes with the responsibility and dedication of the best in class board certified plastic surgeons and our staff to adhere to the utmost standards of excellence in patient care and final surgical outcome. As top-rated best in class Top Surgery specialists we provide highly personalized and comprehensive care. The goal of Top Surgery is to achieve the most natural result possible and to help satisfy our patient’s physical transition goals. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a Top Surgery consultation at our LA practice please feel free to contact us:

Top Surgery Specialists of Los Angeles
435 N Roxbury Dr
Penthouse, Suite 1
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 289-3727