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Body Masculinization Surgery

With gender affirming body masculinization surgery at McLean Clinic, thousands of patients have felt more confident in their bodies. To make sure every patient walking through our doors feels safe, comfortable, and happy, we prioritize patient-centered care!

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How FTM Body Contouring Works

Given that fat distribution between the male and female body is very different, body contouring can help anyone to close the fat distribution gap and achieve a body that is more masculine. When body contouring surgical procedures are used for this end goal, they are known collectively as body masculinization surgery, which is tpyically made up of the following:

• Liposuction: This surgical procedure consists of removing fat from certain parts of the body that are typically resistant to diet and exercise, such as the hips, thighs, and buttocks among other places in order to achieve a more traditionally masculine appearance.

• Tummy tuck: Abdominoplasty—known as a"tummy tuck"—is an FTM body contouring procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. It involves removing excess fat and skin from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the abdominal wall muscles and fascia.

• Brachioplasty: More commonly known as an arm lift, brachioplasty is a surgical procedure used in body masculization to reshape and provide more defined upper arms as well as the adjacent area of chest wall.

Not all bodies are the same though. This is why body masculinization surgery should be tailor-fit for the needs and goals of each individual. Some may succeed on liposuction alone in achieving their desired look, while some may need additional body contouring treatments such as the tummy tuck or Brachioplasty.

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Are You the Right Candidate for Body Masculinization Surgery?

All procedures under the umbrella term of body contouring and body masculinization surgery are invasive. This means that the body’s capacity to heal is very important and why overall good health is a must.

The ideal candidate is at a stable weight, has healthy habits, and does not have unhealthy habits like smoking or drinking that can impede the healing process. Conditions like diabetes can also lead to poor wound healing—meaning if you have this condition, this will need to be discussed first with your physician.

But beyond the physical aspect of these procedures, the ideal candidate should also be at least 16 years of age and is certain of this permanent bodily change.

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How to Prepare for Body Masculinization Surgery

Whether you undergo body masculinization surgery or any other medical procedure, adequate preparation is key to achieving the best results possible. The following tips will boost the healing power of your body and minimize the risk of adverse reactions after FTM/N surgery.You'll also receive detailed instructions from McLean Clinic on how to prepare for your FTM/N body contouring procedures.

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Physical Preparation

Before your body masculinization surgery, it is important to eat healthy and exercise regularly in order to aid the healing process. Additionally, you will need to quit smoking a month in advance as well as limit your caffeine and alcohol intake. It may also be necessary to stop taking some medications before surgery. For a list of medications that you should avoid, consult your doctor.

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Mental Health

Body masculinization surgery is a life-changing operation that can leave you feeling a little nervous. A therapist can help you reduce stress and anxiety, as can connecting with friends and family. You will also have the opportunity to ask your surgeon any questions you might have about the surgery, the procedure, and what to expect afterward during your consultation.

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Employment

It varies from patient to patient how they recover from body masculinization surgery. In some cases, taking extended time off from work may be necessary. It is recommended that you request a medical leave of absence at least 30 days prior to surgery.

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Required Documents

Find out if gender affirmation surgery is covered by your insurance provider. Documentation may be required if so. Your primary care physician may also order a physical exam and laboratory tests. You should bring the results of those tests to the clinic prior to your pre-operative appointment.

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Recovery Space

It is recommended that you purchase any medications that your doctor has prescribed before your procedure. After surgery, your mobility will be limited. Toiletries and essentials should be stored on a lower shelf so that they are easier to reach.

FTM Body Contouring Post-Op Care & Recovery

The healing process differs from patient to patient. There may be some who recover faster than others. It is expected to feel some soreness and discomfort for the first 24 to 48 hours following surgery as the anesthesia wears off. There will be limitations to your movement.The following tips can help you recover quickly and smoothly:

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Liposuction

Although liposuction involves relatively smaller incisions, these still need to be sutured. During recovery, you will need to take care of these sutures while also avoiding strenuous physical activities. Compression garments and pain medication will be required in some cases. Recovery is generally fast and you’ll be able to go back to work within a few days and resume most normal physical activities in a matter of 2 weeks.

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Tummy Tuck & Brachioplasty

During the recovery stage of these surgical procedures, you would need to care properly for your sutures and avoid strenuous physical activity. You may also be required to wear compression garments to control the swelling—and take medication to manage pain. Generally, it is recommended that normal strenuous physical activity be avoided until at least 6 weeks after surgery has passed.

Potential Complications & Risks

FTM/N body contouring procedures have some risks, just like any medical procedure. As part of your consultation, your plastic surgeon will explain to you the strategies and precautions that can be taken to ensure a safe and successful procedure.

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FTM/N body contouring procedures have some risks, just like any medical procedure. As part of your consultation, your plastic surgeon will explain to you the strategies and precautions that can be taken to ensure a safe and successful procedure.

Tummy Tuck & Brachioplasty

The main risks for these types of masculinization surgery include the following: poor wound healing, prolonged swelling, infections, fluid accumulation, unfavourable scarring, numbness or changes in skin sensation, fat necrosis, and asymmetry that may need revisional surgery.

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Why Choose McLean Clinic for Your Body Masculinization Surgery?

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The process of body masculinization is a life-changing procedure that confirms your gender. It is disappointing to see that there is still transgender discrimination in healthcare, and that being harassed or misgendered may discourage patients from seeking medical treatment.

McLean Clinic has developed a reputation as one of the most welcoming and accepting surgical centers in Canada for the LGBTQAI+ community. With our extensive experience, we are well positioned to understand how gender affirming surgical procedures can positively influence the lives of transgender and non-binary individuals. Our expert surgeons have performed body masculinization surgery on thousands of patients, and the results have been extremely positive. During your experience at McLean Clinic, you can rest assured that you will be in safe and comfortable hands.

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Don’t hesitate to contact McLean Clinic today to learn more about double incision top surgery and other types of FTM top surgery. A member of our staff will be more than happy to assist you.

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