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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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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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A Guide to Shaving for Trans Men

Posted by on 26 May 2018

Starting to grow facial hair can be a really exciting and important step for transgender men. However, facial hair usually means learning how to shave and trim, unless however you’re going for the lumberjack look! Firstly, be patient with yourself. It’s quite common along many males to share poor first…

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Entering the Workplace as a Transgender Person

Posted by on 22 May 2018

Many transgender people feel anxiety about either returning to their workplace following surgery, as well as entering a new workplace after their gender transition. Anxiety is completely natural, but you shouldn’t have to feel that way about being your true self. Here are some tips for entering the workplace after…

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Supplies You Should Have at Home to Help With Recovery

Posted by on 18 May 2018

After top surgery, you can expect a substantial recovery period. If you have a desk job, or are a student, then your surgeon will recommend 1-2 weeks off before returning to work or your studies. However, if you have a more active job, play sports, or work-out, you should wait…

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Packing List For Your FTM Surgery

Posted by on 26 February 2018

Undergoing transgender cosmetic surgery is a big but rewarding step. Some people travel to have their surgery, in which case you will likely be staying in a hotel or with a friend while you recoup. Others are able to have their procedure done close to home. We’ve broken it down…

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