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How Common Is Regret After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 August 2019
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22 August

Like any surgery, FTM/N top surgery is a big deal. After all, it is a major procedure where you have to undergo general anesthesia in order to alter your appearance. Unfortunately, it is relatively common for individuals who do decide to have this procedure done be told that they will one day regret it… but as most people will also tell you, this is incredibly rare. That being said, that does not mean there is no one out there who do not regret their decision to have top surgery. There are a variety of factors that can lead to regretting…

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A Guide to Shaving for Trans Men

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean 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 Dr. Hugh McLean 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 Dr. Hugh McLean 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 Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 Feb 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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When To Tell Your Partner You Are Transgender

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 19 Feb 2018

They say that honesty is the best policy but when it comes to telling your partner you are transgender, it’s important to use your discretion. Not everyone is going to be accepting of your true self. We still have a long way to go as a society towards trans rights…

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