I was always uncomfortable with my chest, beginning right at puberty when it first started developing. I wasn't excited about it like most of my female classmates seemed to be. As soon as I realized it was possible, I was certain that I wanted to have chest surgery. It was an easy decision for me to make.
Over the years I had seen and heard plenty of different things about chest surgeries. Guys talk a lot about which type of surgery and which surgeons yield the best results. However, it's a very individual decision that each person needs to make on their own. Our body types, needs, and abilities are all different, so there is not one surgery or surgeon who will be the best for everyone. Because of my size, I opted for double incision chest reconstruction with nipple grafts. You can get a lot of information on surgery types and see hundreds of results at the Transster website. I did a lot of research before choosing a surgeon, which included (among other things) talking to guys who have used different surgeons, contacting surgeons directly for information, and taking into consideration my financial capabilities.
In August 2003 I had a consultation with Dr. Hugh McLean in Mississauga, Ontario. He is a lesser-known surgeon here in the states but has actually done quite a bit of work with FTM chests in his area. After talking to some of his patients online and seeing a few of their results, I went up to meet with him. The consultation went extremely well and I felt confident in choosing him as my surgeon. I had surgery in June 2004 and I'm very happy with the outcome.
|Chest Surgery Journal and Photos|
I will have a hysterectomy just over five years after starting testosterone, in May 2008. The type of surgery I am having is called LAVH/BSO, or laparoscopic hysterectomy with oopherectomy.
|Hysterectomy Journal and Photos|