Do Your Milk Ducts still work after FTM Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 November 2014

Reducing the size of breasts requires removing tissue from under the skin, which is achieved through a mastectomy for larger breasted individuals. For individuals with less tissue in their breast, it is possible to opt for a less invasive surgery. Regardless of the procedure chosen, due to the extent of tissue removal, the milk ducts are not functional after surgery. How Much Is Removed in the Mastectomy? The milk duct is not a single tube between the inside of the nipple and the part that produces milk; instead the milk duct has a tree like structure that branches across the breast. Even though the main goal of the procedure isn’t eliminating the duct itself, after the procedure the original pathways are generally not intact. For smaller breasts, the surgeon may perform a periareolar surgery (keyhole) with the goal of reducing scarring on the chest. Incisions are made around the areola…

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12 November

Celebrating Pride in Toronto with Dr. McLean and the Gang!

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 12 Nov 2014

In July 2014, Dr. McLean and the staff of the McLean clinic in Mississauga, had a weekend of fun at the world pride event in Toronto. Thank you to all our friends and “extended family”…

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