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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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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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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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