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6 Support Groups for Transgender Youth in Toronto and the GTA

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 18 December 2020
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18 December

Discovering one’s gender identity and deciding to boldly transition and authentically express themselves can be an emotionally-charged process for young people. In a world that believes and imposes gender stereotypes, the process of “coming out” can make the individual extremely vulnerable to internalized oppression, isolation and alienation, exposing them to the risk of loss of family support as well as bullying in school. These critical contributing factors dramatically impact mental health and overall well-being. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, LGBTQ+ youth face approximately 14 times the risk of suicide and substance abuse. Because of these challenges, trans youth…

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5 Tips for Dressing After FTM Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 5 Sep 2018

After your top surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you’re as comfortable as possible. As you will be quite sensitive following the surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you’re dressing in a way that is comfortable, causes no pain, and promotes recovery. Once you’ve passed recovery, you may…

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What will my Top Surgery scars look like?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 3 Aug 2018

Scarring on the skin typically occurs after trauma occurs to the skin, resulting in areas of fibrous tissue that replaces healthy skin. Scarring can occur due to wounds, burns, acne, and surgery. The formation of scars is a very normal part of the healing process after your FTM Top Surgery,…

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What Kind of Nipple Sensation Can I Expect After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 21 Jul 2018

For many trans men considering FTM Top Surgery, retaining sensation in their nipples is of significant value. At McLean Clinic, we specialize in two FTM Mastectomy procedures: a Double Incision Mastectomy and the Periareolar (Keyhole Incision) Mastectomy. Both these top surgery procedures involve the removal of breast tissue under the…

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How to Choose the Right Doctor for FTM Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 29 Jun 2018

Choosing to undergo top surgery is a major decision for many transmen or non-binary patients because you may be nervous, scared, or anxious about what it’s all about. Because of this, one of the most important factors during this process is to feel confident in the doctor you choose when…

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How soon after FTM surgery can I have sex?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 15 Jun 2018

The results from a FTM Top Surgery are felt psychologically and have lasting, positive impacts on a person’s lifestyle and well-being. It is a life-changing milestone for many transmen or non-binary patients. With this being said, top surgery is definitely a major surgical procedure. With the goal to create a…

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