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How Much Pain Can I Expect After Top Surgery?

Posted by on 16 April 2019
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16 April

Getting female-to-male (FTM) top surgery done is a milestone procedure for many transmen. It gets them one step closer to being comfortable in the skin they’re in and gives them the opportunity to live their life in the body they truly feel like they were meant to be in. But like any surgical procedure, there are many questions and concerns surrounding it — one of the main ones being pain. Is it a painful procedure? Is recovery uncomfortable? What can be done to manage that? These are common questions patients ask when they visit the McLean Clinic and something we’re…

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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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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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