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Do I Need Top Surgery To Complete My Transition?

Posted by on 1 December 2018
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Here at McLean Clinic, we understand that the ultimate goal of FTM Top Surgery is to ensure you feel more comfortable in your body by better aligning your physical appearance and its characteristics to your internal sense of self and the self you present to the world. This journey can be long and difficult and can vary greatly from person from person. Some transgender patients are comfortable with their chest as-is and do not feel that FTM Top Surgery is a necessity. For others, they may consider the procedure as their next step in becoming their authentic self. FTM Top Surgery is designed to give you a chest that appears more masculine, which can give you results that better represent your gender identity, while reducing body dysmorphia and boosting self esteem and confidence. Ultimately, the decision is yours to make. At your initial consultation, we will have a discussion about…

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What is Gender Dysphoria?

Posted by on 15 October 2018

For some transgender folks, emotional distress can occur when they experience a difference between the gender they are assigned to at birth and the gender they identify with and know themselves to be. This can lead to severe emotional distress that can negatively impact their health and day to day…

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What Are “Dog Ears” And Can They Be Avoided?

Posted by on 20 September 2018

After a Double Incision Mastectomy procedure, a “dog ear” can be the result of excess skin and fat that protrudes and puckers from the outermost portion of the incision as it curves around the side of the chest towards the armpit. “Dog Ears” are the most common reason for a…

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5 Tips for Dressing After FTM Surgery

Posted by on 5 September 2018

After your top surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible. As you will be quite sensitive following the surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you’re dressing in a way that is comfortable, causes no pain, and promotes recovery. Once you’ve passed recovery, you may…

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What will my Top Surgery scars look like?

Posted by on 3 August 2018

Scarring on the skin typically occurs after trauma occurs to the skin, resulting in areas of fibrous tissue that replaces healthy skin. Scarring can occur due to wounds, burns, acne, and surgery. The formation of scars is a very normal part of the healing process after your FTM Top Surgery,…

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