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What Kind of Nipple Sensation Can I Expect After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 21 July 2018
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For many trans men considering FTM Top Surgery, retaining sensation in their nipples is of significant value. At McLean Clinic, we specialize in two FTM Mastectomy procedures: a Double Incision Mastectomy and the Periareolar (Keyhole Incision) Mastectomy. Both these top surgery procedures involve the removal of breast tissue under the nipple. This can have an effect on the blood flow to the nerves in this area, which may result in some sensation loss. Depending on the type of top surgery being performed, both the amount and type of sensation that remains or is lost will vary. Types of Procedures and Sensation The most common FTM Top Surgery performed at McLean Clinic is the Double Incision Mastectomy, which is designed for patients with large or overhanging breasts, or with loose skin. This procedure is particularly advantageous because of the greater precision achieved in the size of the nipple, the nipple position,…

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How to Choose the Right Doctor for FTM Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 29 Jun 2018

Choosing to undergo top surgery is a major decision for many transmen or non-binary patients because you may be nervous, scared, or anxious about what it’s all about. Because of this, one of the most important factors during this process is to feel confident in the doctor you choose when…

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How soon after FTM surgery can I have sex?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Jun 2018

The results from a FTM Top Surgery are felt psychologically and have lasting, positive impacts on a person’s lifestyle and well-being. It is a life-changing milestone for many transmen or non-binary patients. With this being said, top surgery is definitely a major surgical procedure. With the goal to create a…

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A Guide to Shaving for Trans Men

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 May 2018

Starting to grow facial hair can be a really exciting and important step for transgender men. However, facial hair usually means learning how to shave and trim, unless however you’re going for the lumberjack look! Firstly, be patient with yourself. It’s quite common along many males to share poor first…

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Entering the Workplace as a Transgender Person

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 May 2018

Many transgender people feel anxiety about either returning to their workplace following surgery, as well as entering a new workplace after their gender transition. Anxiety is completely natural, but you shouldn’t have to feel that way about being your true self. Here are some tips for entering the workplace after…

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