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How to Choose the Right Doctor for FTM Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 29 June 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 you undergo this procedure. When you begin your reconstructive surgery research, you will definitely want to consider doctors who have specialized experience in top reconstructive surgery while also ensuring that your entire experience is as pleasant and as comfortable as possible. At McLean Clinic, we aim to make the surgery process seamless and pleasant from the first initial phone call right up until you are enjoying your new body on the beach. To help you take the worry out of your experience, we carefully select knowledgeable, friendly staff to make you feel comfortable and confident the entire way. We also…

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How to know if you’re a FTM Candidate

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 8 Jan 2015

FTM top surgery is a life-changing event. You may have struggled with the decision to have chest reconstruction surgery for years and have finally decided it’s time to have the procedure. FTM top surgery may be the final piece in your transition puzzle, and we are happy to help you…

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What’s the Difference between Chest Reconstruction and Breast Reduction?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 1 Jan 2015

The idea of gender can generate much discussion. For some people, it is hard for them to identify with the gender that society sees them as. For some who are born women, they are not comfortable in their bodies and wish to achieve chest masculinization or neutralization. In laymen’s terms,…

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How Does Testosterone Affect Menstruation?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 30 Dec 2014

Testosterone plays a major role in the body’s function. It’s important to know how testosterone affects menstruation so that you can get the best results from changes made in your hormone profile after FTM procedure. Testosterone affects the libido and changes the balance of hormones in the body. This can…

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Health Consequences of Chest Binding

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 Dec 2014

Chest binding is an effective way for someone to make a gradual female-to-male (FTM) transition. You should discuss biding with your doctor to fully understand how to use it in a way that enhances the results you’re looking for while supporting your well-being. If you are considering long-term chest binding,…

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Criteria for FTM Surgery in Ontario

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 10 Dec 2014

Before undergoing any surgery, doctors will review patients to see if they’re suitable for surgery. For FTM procedures, the medical community has guidelines for both maximizing the safety of patients and for physicians to meet professional requirements. In Ontario, before obtaining the consent of a physician, there are criteria for…

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