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Do I Need Top Surgery To Complete My Transition?

Posted by on 1 December 2018
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Here at McLean Clinic, we understand that the ultimate goal of FTM Top Surgery is to ensure you feel more comfortable in your body by better aligning your physical appearance and its characteristics to your internal sense of self and the self you present to the world. This journey can be long and difficult and can vary greatly from person from person. Some transgender patients are comfortable with their chest as-is and do not feel that FTM Top Surgery is a necessity. For others, they may consider the procedure as their next step in becoming their authentic self. FTM Top Surgery is designed to give you a chest that appears more masculine, which can give you results that better represent your gender identity, while reducing body dysmorphia and boosting self esteem and confidence. Ultimately, the decision is yours to make. At your initial consultation, we will have a discussion about…

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Why Transgender Identity Is Not A Mental Illness

Posted by on 8 November 2017

There has been much debate on whether or not transgender identity is a mental illness. Some believe that being transgender is something you suffer from like depression, while others feel that this is simply not the case. In truth, being transgender is not a mental illness. What is mental illness?…

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What Insurance Covers FTM Surgery?

Posted by on 1 November 2017

For many trans people, the idea of undergoing gender-affirming surgery is daunting, not because of the fear of finally becoming who they really are but because of the price. Without insurance, the surgery can be quite expensive. However, insurance is available in Canada that covers the cost of the surgery.…

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Five Ways To Cope With An Unsupportive Family Member

Posted by on 23 October 2017

Dealing with an unsupportive family member may not be as hard as transitioning, but it definitely stings. Being transgender is a part of who you are and unfortunately, not everyone will be okay with it. Coping with an unsupportive family member is tough. However, there are ways you can try:…

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Is Top Surgery Possible When You’re Older?

Posted by on 16 October 2017

Can you undergo FTM surgery if you’re over 50? The answer is yes! Top surgery when you’re older Getting top surgery is an important decision, whether you identify as trans or not. It is a big positive step that can be taken at any age as long as you are…

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Smoking And Surgery: The Dangers Of Smoking And Strategies To Quit

Posted by on 9 October 2017

Smoking is a dangerous habit. It causes cancer and disrupts your body’s natural healing process. If you are a smoker and are planning on having FTM top surgery, your surgeon will ask that you quit prior to your procedure. You will also need to remain a non-smoker during your recovery.…

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