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What Is Facial Feminization Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 25 April 2017

Facial feminization surgery is a type of transgender cosmetic surgery. Its purpose is to change the patient’s masculine facial features and make them appear more feminine through a variety of procedures. When many people think of transgender surgery, they most often think of those procedures that are done on the body to change the genitals and chest area. But making changes to your facial features is important too. First impressions are usually based on a person’s face. When you meet someone new, it’s your face that a person will see before all else. Facial feminization is a vitally important transgender surgery, as it helps patients appear externally as they feel themselves to be internally. How Are Male And Female Faces Different? There are several marked differences between the male and female face. For example, women tend to have chins that are more pointed than men. Women’s noses also appear to…

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OHIP Covered FTM Criteria

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Apr 2017

Completing the FTM transition can involve many different steps. You can make alterations through hormone therapy, changing the tone of your voice, or building muscle. But the ultimate change comes when you undergo FTM surgical procedures. Unfortunately, surgery can be costly. Out of all the changes you can make, having…

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Everything You Need To Know About Adam’s Apple Reduction

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 27 Mar 2017

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…

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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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