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Everything You Need To Know About Adam’s Apple Reduction

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 27 March 2017
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An Adam’s apple is a protrusion in the neck caused by thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx. It is usually far more prominent in men, leading to the popular belief that only men have Adam’s apples. In men, the bump is often very visible and can be easily palpated. Women also have a similar protrusion, however it is usually invisible and can hardly be felt. In men, the Adam’s apple tends to grow during puberty due to hormones. The point of cartilage forms to protect the vocal chords. The bigger size of male Adam’s apples leads to a deeper voice. Since the Adam’s apple is a prominent male characteristic, many people who are transitioning from male to female wish to minimize the appearance of the Adam’s apple to create a more feminine throat shape. Here are a few things to know about Adam’s apple reduction: It’s a surgical procedure: During an…

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What You Can Expect From Hormone Therapy

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 20 Mar 2017

Undergoing an FTM procedure is typically the first consideration when deciding how to align your body with the gender you identify with. But it’s not the only option available to you. Hormone therapy is an additional step that allows your body to develop masculine characteristics. The following will help you…

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4 Transgender Athletes To Watch In 2017

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 6 Mar 2017

The International Olympic Committee recently voted to ease restrictions on transgender athletes competing in the Olympics. As a result, there are a number of transgender athletes that are paving the way for others who want to compete in a wide range of sports. The following are just some of the…

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4 Things You Should Know Before Your Mastectomy

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 Feb 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…

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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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