4 Things You Should Know Before Your Mastectomy

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 February 2017

There are many procedures that help individuals make the FTM transition and create a masculine appearance that’s aligned with their identified gender. Mastectomy procedures allow transgender males to remove unwanted breast tissue. This can be a significant step in the transition process and provides a wide range of benefits. The following are four things you should know before your mastectomy. Knowing what to expect helps you achieve better results and a speedy recovery. Mastectomy BasicsThe mastectomy is typically one of the first procedures that transgender males undergo, as removing breast tissue creates a more masculine appearance. The procedure is often referred to as “top surgery” and there are a number of methods used depending on the unique needs of each patient. Post-Surgery CareThe results you get from your mastectomy will primarily depend on the care that’s provided after the surgery is completed. Doctors commonly give patients compression garments that aid…

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How To Minimize Scarring When Healing From Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Feb 2017

FTM surgery requires appropriate care during the recovery process to minimize the risk of common issues related to swelling, bruising, and scarring. Although many patients worry about potential scarring, there are key steps you can take to prevent them. There are also different types of scars that you should be…

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What To Know About Your Compression Garment

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 8 Feb 2017

The use of compression garments is an important factor in the FTM transition process. Compression garments serve a variety of functions, and you should understand how they work and how to choose the one that’s right for you. The following gives you the essentials of what to know about your…

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Concerned About Your Range Of Motion? Try These Motion Exercises After A Mastectomy

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 1 Feb 2017

A mastectomy procedure helps individuals achieve a more masculine physique while moving forward in the FTM transition process. Table Slides Sit in a chair with a table in front of you. Place the arm of the treated side on the table so that it is extended straight out in front…

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