Is A Keyhole Mastectomy The Best Option For Me?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 27 September 2017

If you are looking to transition, you may be researching surgical options to flatten your chest. There are many types of transgender surgeries available that deal with chest reconstruction. One of the them is the keyhole mastectomy. This involves a specific type of incision and can only be performed on certain chest types. What is a keyhole mastectomy? A keyhole mastectomy surgery is a chest reconstruction procedure in which a small incision is made along the border of the areola (the small patch of circular pigmented skin around the nipple). Then, the surgeon excises the breast tissue through the incision area. This surgical procedure is named as such because the incision resembles the keyhole of an old-fashioned door. One of the main benefits of this procedure is that it only minimally reduces nipple sensation, or in some cases doesn’t reduce it at all. The surgery creates only slight scarring (a…

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How Can I Be Supportive Of A Transgender Family Member?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 20 Sep 2017

If someone you love is having transgender surgery or coming out as trans, you may not be sure how you can be supportive. There are four important ways you can show your transgender family member that you love them: Listen, Ask, Learn and Help. Listen When a family member comes…

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Everything You Need To Know About Using Correct Gender Pronouns

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 13 Sep 2017

We sometimes take pronouns for granted in our everyday speech. We see someone who appears male and we assume he is a “him.” When we see someone who appears female, we think of her as a “she.” Without information about the person, we make assumptions about their gender pronouns. If…

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How To Talk To Your Family Members About Transitioning

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 6 Sep 2017

There is no right or wrong way to tell your family that you are transitioning. Whichever way you choose, remember that there is nothing wrong with you and you are allowed to live as your true self. Even if you are not considering transgender cosmetic surgery yet or have already…

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