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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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Ways To Support Your Partner Through FTM Top Surgery

Posted by on 15 January 2018

Transgender surgery is a big, yet positive, step. If your partner is going to undergo a chest masculinization procedure, there are ways you can support them and show that you’re in their corner. Have A Conversation It’s a good idea for you to have a conversation with your partner and…

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Body Positive New Year’s Resolutions For 2018

Posted by on 8 January 2018

New year, new you. You’ve probably heard that before, but it’s easier said than done, especially if you’re a member of the transgender community. While you may not have undergone FTM top surgery yet or have just recently had the procedure done, it’s important to explore body positivity. To help…

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Your FTM Top Surgery Fundraising Options

Posted by on 26 December 2017

Although you can’t put a price on the freedom associated with finally being able to live as your true self, an FTM (female-to-male) procedure can be quite expensive. There are, however, fundraising options that can help cut costs. Crowdfunding Crowdfunding involves raising small amounts of money from a large group…

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Seven Inspiring TED Talks You Should Watch On The Transgender Experience

Posted by on 18 December 2017

Transgender cosmetic surgery does not define who you are, although it can help. Whether you’ve had the procedure or not, you are still entitled to live as your true self. If you’re looking for inspiration from others who live the transgender experience, look to these seven TED talks. The Importance…

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The History Of Top Surgery: Developments And Improvements

Posted by on 11 December 2017

Breasts are a physical attribute associated with women. For trans men the double incision mastectomy, a type of top surgery, can eliminate the breasts and create a masculinized chest. This allows trans men to live comfortably in their own skin without feeling like there is feminine energy/characteristics hanging over them.…

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