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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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FTM Surgery And Sensation: What To Expect

Posted by on 2 October 2017

You may have read that FTM top surgery reduces certain sensations felt in or on the chest. For FTM surgery, because the breast tissue is removed from underneath the nipple, the amount of sensation lost varies from person to person. Why does some sensation loss occur? Breast tissue contains a…

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Is A Keyhole Mastectomy The Best Option For Me?

Posted by on 27 September 2017

If you are looking to transition, you may be researching surgical options to flatten your chest. There are many types of transgender surgeries available that deal with chest reconstruction. One of the them is the keyhole mastectomy. This involves a specific type of incision and can only be performed on…

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How Can I Be Supportive Of A Transgender Family Member?

Posted by on 20 September 2017

If someone you love is having transgender surgery or coming out as trans, you may not be sure how you can be supportive. There are four important ways you can show your transgender family member that you love them: Listen, Ask, Learn and Help. Listen When a family member comes…

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Everything You Need To Know About Using Correct Gender Pronouns

Posted by on 13 September 2017

We sometimes take pronouns for granted in our everyday speech. We see someone who appears male and we assume he is a “him.” When we see someone who appears female, we think of her as a “she.” Without information about the person, we make assumptions about their gender pronouns. If…

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How To Talk To Your Family Members About Transitioning

Posted by on 6 September 2017

There is no right or wrong way to tell your family that you are transitioning. Whichever way you choose, remember that there is nothing wrong with you and you are allowed to live as your true self. Even if you are not considering transgender cosmetic surgery yet or have already…

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