4 Things You Should Know Before Your Mastectomy

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 22 February 2017

There are many procedures that help individuals make the FTM transition and create a masculine appearance that’s aligned with their identified gender. Mastectomy procedures allow transgender males to remove unwanted breast tissue. This can be a significant step in the transition process and provides a wide range of benefits. The following are four things you should know before your mastectomy. Knowing what to expect helps you achieve better results and a speedy recovery. Mastectomy BasicsThe mastectomy is typically one of the first procedures that transgender males undergo, as removing breast tissue creates a more masculine appearance. The procedure is often referred to as “top surgery” and there are a number of methods used depending on the unique needs of each patient. Post-Surgery CareThe results you get from your mastectomy will primarily depend on the care that’s provided after the surgery is completed. Doctors commonly give patients compression garments that aid…

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What To Know About Your Compression Garment

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 8 Feb 2017

The use of compression garments is an important factor in the FTM transition process. Compression garments serve a variety of functions, and you should understand how they work and how to choose the one that’s right for you. The following gives you the essentials of what to know about your…

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Concerned About Your Range Of Motion? Try These Motion Exercises After A Mastectomy

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 1 Feb 2017

A mastectomy procedure helps individuals achieve a more masculine physique while moving forward in the FTM transition process. Table Slides Sit in a chair with a table in front of you. Place the arm of the treated side on the table so that it is extended straight out in front…

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Most Important Strides In Trans Rights Made In 2016

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 23 Jan 2017

There have been many events that have impacted the conversation around transgender rights. Important strides were made in 2016, giving a louder voice to the transgender community and shedding light on many of the issues they continue to face. Fundamental rights include equal access to employment, healthcare, education, public services,…

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What Are The Most Common Steps In The FTM Process?

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 16 Jan 2017

The FTM process raises many questions for people who aren’t familiar with the steps required to make the transition. Understanding and addressing your own needs, establishing a support system, and other key steps are essential for a successful FTM transitioning process. The following will give you the resources you need…

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Making The Choice: 4 Resources That Can Help You Through This Exciting Time

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 9 Jan 2017

Choosing to move forward with the FTM process is a decision that moves you closer to living a life that’s in line with your true identity and core values. It requires you to consider a number of factors that affect you and your loved ones. Having the resources to help…

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