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How Common Is Regret After Top Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 August 2019
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22 August

Like any surgery, FTM/N top surgery is a big deal. After all, it is a major procedure where you have to undergo general anesthesia in order to alter your appearance. Unfortunately, it is relatively common for individuals who do decide to have this procedure done be told that they will one day regret it… but as most people will also tell you, this is incredibly rare. That being said, that does not mean there is no one out there who do not regret their decision to have top surgery. There are a variety of factors that can lead to regretting…

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Is Top Surgery Possible When You’re Older?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 16 Oct 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 Dr. Hugh McLean on 9 Oct 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 Dr. Hugh McLean on 2 Oct 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 Dr. Hugh McLean on 27 Sep 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 Dr. Hugh McLean on 20 Sep 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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