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What is Gender Dysphoria?

Posted by on 15 October 2018

For some transgender folks, emotional distress can occur when they experience a difference between the gender they are assigned to at birth and the gender they identify with and know themselves to be. This can lead to severe emotional distress that can negatively impact their health and day to day life if not addressed. Gender dysphoria is the medical diagnosis for folks who experience this distress. Those with gender dysphoria are often uncomfortable with the gender they were assigned and can be uncomfortable with their body particularly during puberty and the developmental changes that take place during that time. They may also feel uncomfortable with the expected roles of their assigned gender. Being transgender is not considered a medical condition and not all transgender folks experience gender dysphoria. There are many transgender individuals who do not experience severe emotional distress or anxiety associated with the difference between the gender they…

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What Are “Dog Ears” And Can They Be Avoided?

Posted by on 20 September 2018

After a Double Incision Mastectomy procedure, a “dog ear” can be the result of excess skin and fat that protrudes and puckers from the outermost portion of the incision as it curves around the side of the chest towards the armpit. “Dog Ears” are the most common reason for a…

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5 Tips for Dressing After FTM Surgery

Posted by on 5 September 2018

After your top surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible. As you will be quite sensitive following the surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you’re dressing in a way that is comfortable, causes no pain, and promotes recovery. Once you’ve passed recovery, you may…

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What will my Top Surgery scars look like?

Posted by on 3 August 2018

Scarring on the skin typically occurs after trauma occurs to the skin, resulting in areas of fibrous tissue that replaces healthy skin. Scarring can occur due to wounds, burns, acne, and surgery. The formation of scars is a very normal part of the healing process after your FTM Top Surgery,…

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What Kind of Nipple Sensation Can I Expect After Top Surgery?

Posted by on 21 July 2018

For many trans men considering FTM Top Surgery, retaining sensation in their nipples is of significant value. At McLean Clinic, we specialize in two FTM Mastectomy procedures: a Double Incision Mastectomy and the Periareolar (Keyhole Incision) Mastectomy. Both these top surgery procedures involve the removal of breast tissue under the…

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