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Can Breasts Grow Back After FTM Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 25 August 2020
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25 August

FTM surgery is a major life-changing decision. It requires a significant amount of money and courage to go through both the actual operation and top surgery recovery process. Therefore, many patients want to make sure that it’s worth it and that the results are truly long-lasting. When they first come into McLean Clinic for consultation, one of their first questions would be, “Can breasts grow back after FTM surgery?”  In this article, we’ll tackle this interesting topic in more detail, explaining why the results of an FTM surgery is definitely permanent, how weight gain impacts chest masculinization, and how different…

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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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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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Five Tips For Transgender Travel

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 12 Feb 2018

Taking a trip? Whether you’re travelling to experience other cultures and try new things, taking a beach vacation, or visiting relatives in another province or country, it’s important that you’re free of harm. To ensure you have safe travels, check out our five travel tips below: Research: You may live…

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