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5 Tips for Dressing After FTM Surgery

Posted by on 5 September 2018
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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 also find that you want to dress differently to adjust to the changes in your body. Here are some tips about dressing after FTM surgery: 1.  Wear Your Binder/Compression Garment Immediately after your surgery, you will be given a binder or compression bandage, along with instructions on how to wear it, and how long to wear it for. A binder helps support the surgical area, prevent fluid buildup, and help swelling and bruising to go down. Since compression is necessary for efficacy, the garment or binder will feel quite tight, especially at first. However, compression is essential for proper recovery and…

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

Posted by on 21 July 2018

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…

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How to Choose the Right Doctor for FTM Top Surgery

Posted by 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…

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How soon after FTM surgery can I have sex?

Posted by on 15 June 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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