All About Transgender Terminology

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 26 May 2017

The terminology that’s typically used within the transgender community can vary widely. Language is fluid and the meaning of a term can change considerably over time. There’s often some confusion in the general public regarding transgender terminology. The following is a brief guide to prevent any confusion and provide some clarity as you move forward in the FTM transition process. Transgender Transgender is a term used to describe people whose gender identity conflicts with the sex they were assigned at birth. Transgender is used as an adjective as in “transgender man” for a person who identifies as a man and “transgender woman” for an individual who identifies as a woman. Gender Identity Gender identity refers to your inner sense of identity in regards to being female, male, non-gendered, or another designation. Because each person’s gender identity is determined internally on an individual basis, it’s not established based on external physical…

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5 Medications To Avoid Before And After Top Surgery

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 17 May 2017

When you’re getting ready to undergo an FTM double mastectomy, there are a number of preparations you need to make. Making sure that you’re as healthy as possible before surgery to encourage healing and prevent complications is the first step to achieving the results you’re after. An important way to…

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Exercising After Top Surgery: 3 Things To Know

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 11 May 2017

Getting ready for your top surgery requires you to make the necessary preparations for the upcoming changes. This can also present some challenges, which can cause you to fail to think about the care you’ll need post-surgery. You may want to get back to your normal activities as soon as…

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What Is Facial Feminization Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 25 Apr 2017

Facial feminization surgery is a type of transgender cosmetic surgery. Its purpose is to change the patient’s masculine facial features and make them appear more feminine through a variety of procedures. When many people think of transgender surgery, they most often think of those procedures that are done on the…

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What Is Chest Contouring With FTM Surgery?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 11 Apr 2017

The FTM transition can be a long and involved process. In addition to all the exterior changes that you can make, there are also surgeries to help you become the person that you envision yourself to be. Top surgery is the first and most common FTM procedure. What To Expect…

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OHIP Covered FTM Criteria

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 4 Apr 2017

Completing the FTM transition can involve many different steps. You can make alterations through hormone therapy, changing the tone of your voice, or building muscle. But the ultimate change comes when you undergo FTM surgical procedures. Unfortunately, surgery can be costly. Out of all the changes you can make, having…

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