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Hitting The Gym After FTM Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 5 February 2018

Following your FTM procedure you’ll probably want to know when you can resume your active lifestyle. Or, if you weren’t active before, you’ll want to know when you can start taking control of your overall health. Hitting the gym after FTM surgery isn’t something you should take lightly. To give you an idea of what to expect after surgery, let’s answer some questions: When Can I Go To The Gym? This is a question only your doctor can answer. For some people, returning the gym six weeks after their FTM procedure is fine. For others, it may be two months or more. Your doctor will be monitoring your post-surgical healing and they’ll give you the okay to hit the gym. Your doctor will recommend light exercises like walking while you’re recuperating, so you won’t be completely out of shape when you return to the gym. What Do I Do If…

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How To Cope With Postoperative Depression

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 12 Jun 2017

For many people, the buildup to their transgender surgery can lead to a letdown once the procedure is complete. Postoperative depression can occur after surgery, and it can make you feel alone, despondent and as if you have lost all confidence in yourself. How to cope with the ups and…

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4 Things You Didn’t Expect To Happen During Transition

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 5 Aug 2015

FTM procedures are not exactly easy, but the transition period can provide the perfect opportunity to reflect on your new life and all the fun things you’ll do with the new you. While most people prepare themselves for the actual surgery, the immediate recovery, and the long-term effects it will…

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Do You Need To Wear Chest Binders After Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 7 Apr 2015

One of the main attractions of FTM top surgery is the freedom to go about your daily life without having to spend time binding your chest. Without breast tissue to compress, patients who have undergone this procedure report a fantastic sense of freedom from this restrictive daily ritual. But recovery…

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17 February

8 Steps for Speedy FTM Surgery Recovery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 17 Feb 2015

Every surgery causes bruising and swelling, and FTM top surgery is not an exception. This swelling and bruising will be noticeable for at least a few weeks. Even after it fades, healing will still be…

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