Is A Keyhole Mastectomy The Best Option For Me?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean 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 certain chest types. What is a keyhole mastectomy? A keyhole mastectomy surgery is a chest reconstruction procedure in which a small incision is made along the border of the areola (the small patch of circular pigmented skin around the nipple). Then, the surgeon excises the breast tissue through the incision area. This surgical procedure is named as such because the incision resembles the keyhole of an old-fashioned door. One of the main benefits of this procedure is that it only minimally reduces nipple sensation, or in some cases doesn’t reduce it at all. The surgery creates only slight scarring (a…

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How To Talk To Your Family Members About Transitioning

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 6 Sep 2017

There is no right or wrong way to tell your family that you are transitioning. Whichever way you choose, remember that there is nothing wrong with you and you are allowed to live as your true self. Even if you are not considering transgender cosmetic surgery yet or have already…

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What To Do When You’ve Been Misgendered

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 28 Aug 2017

Whether you have undergone transgender surgery or not, you may still get misgendered. This can be a very painful experience. In some cases, the person didn’t mean to use the wrong pronoun. However, in some cases it can be done maliciously. For many in the trans community, being misgendered is…

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How To Prepare For Your Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 21 Aug 2017

If you are scheduled to have top surgery, you are probably wondering how you can get ready for it. Below, you’ll find a timeline outlining what steps to take and when to take them, so that you are prepared for your top surgery procedure. General Preparation If you are seeing…

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5 Tips To Bind Your Chest Safely

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 14 Aug 2017

Many people cross their arms constantly or slump to hide their feminine chest while others undergo the FTM procedure. Another way to hide the chest is through binding. Chest binding is done to flatten the breasts so that the chest appears more masculine. Binding generally uses a compression garment or…

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How To Cope With Side Effects Of Testosterone

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 7 Aug 2017

Testosterone, also referred to as T, is the main hormone used in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) that accompanies transgender cosmetic surgery. The reason testosterone is the prominent hormone in HRT is because it is responsible for promoting physical traits generally associated with male characteristics and suppresses the production of estrogen,…

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