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Inverted T Top Surgery

At GraceMed x McLean Clinic, we are proud to offer Inverted T Top Surgery as part of our comprehensive gender-affirming procedures. This surgical technique is designed to assist individuals of diverse gender identities, including transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming individuals, in achieving their desired chest contour and alleviating gender dysphoria. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment where all individuals can access the transformative care they need to align their physical appearance with their authentic selves.

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How Inverted T Top Surgery Works

Inverted T Top Surgery, also known as the Inverted-T Mastectomy or Anchor Mastectomy, is a sophisticated surgical procedure aimed at removing excess breast tissue and creating a more masculine or androgenous appearance. This technique is particularly suitable for individuals with larger breasts still wishing to preserve their native nipple areolar complex (avoiding a graft).

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Are You the Right Candidate for Inverted T Top Surgery?

Determining if you are a suitable candidate for Inverted T Top Surgery requires a thorough evaluation and consultation with our experienced surgeons. Factors such as breast size, skin elasticity, and overall health will be taken into consideration. Our compassionate team is dedicated to ensuring that every individual's unique needs and goals are understood and addressed during the consultation process.

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How to Prepare for Your Inverted T Top Surgery

Preparing for Inverted T Top Surgery involves both physical and emotional readiness. Our knowledgeable team will provide comprehensive instructions tailored to your specific needs. Here are some general preparation guidelines:

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Physical Preparation

In order to help with the post-op healing process, it’s important to eat healthy and exercise before your keyhole mastectomy. You will also need to give up smoking a month in advance and limit your caffeine and alcohol consumption as well.

Some medications may also need to be stopped prior to surgery. Consult your doctor to find out which medications you should avoid.

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Mental Health

A little nervousness is normal before any surgery, especially one as life-changing as top surgery. You may wish to get help from your therapist to reduce stress and anxiety, as will connect with family and friends for support.
During your consultation, your surgeon will answer any questions you might have about the surgery, the procedure, and what to expect afterward.

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Employment

After top surgery, the recovery process varies from patient to patient. Depending on your job, you may need to take extended time off from work. Most patients are able to return to desk work one week after surgery.

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Required Documents

Check with your insurance provider if gender affirmation surgery is covered. make sure you know what documents you need to submit. Your primary care physician may also order a physical examination and laboratory tests for you. Provide a copy of the results to the clinic prior to your pre-operative appointment.

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Recovery Space

You should purchase any medication prescribed by your doctor before your procedure. It's also a good idea to put toiletries and essentials on a lower shelf so that you won't have to reach for them.

Inverted T Top Surgery Post-Op Care & Recovery

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with Inverted T Top Surgery. These may include infection, bleeding, changes in nipple sensation, asymmetry, or scarring. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultations and explain the steps taken to minimize them.

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Rest and Recovery at Home

If you are having keyhole top surgery, you won't be able to drive, so make arrangements for someone to pick you up after the procedure. You may also want to arrange for someone to help you with tasks such as preparing meals, doing your laundry, etc. during your recovery. Ask your clinic if they can make special arrangements for a caregiver if you are living alone or travelling from abroad to have your top surgery in Canada.

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Compression Binder

Following your top surgery, you will be asked to wear a compression binder for up to six weeks. There are many benefits to wearing a chest binder after a keyhole mastectomy, including:
• Preventing fluid discharge
• Minimizing scarring
• Lessening discomfort
• Keeping the sutured skin together and • stopping it from stretching

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NO Drains and Tubes

At McLean Clinic, while drains are not necessary for all gender affirming procedures they are required for keyhole top surgery. This medical device draws out any fluid that collects under your surgical incisions to reduce the risk of seroma. This fluid will need to be emptied 2-3 times a day and logged for your surgeon’s assessment. It only takes 15-30 seconds to empty each drain. Your drains will be removed once your fluid levels are below 30 ml for more than 2 days consecutively, which will be about a week post-op.Any visible scarring from medical drains is minimal and can be found under the patient’s arms. Additional detailed instructions on proper drain care will be provided to you prior to your procedure.

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Getting Back to Work

When it comes to recovery time, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. People heal at different rates and some may recover faster than others. If you work in an office and sit at a desk all day, you may be able to return to your job after a week of rest. You might be able to do some light walking as well. Take it slowly. For up to six weeks post-op, it's best not to do heavy lifting or other strenuous activities, as this can result in bleeding.

Potential Complications & Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with Inverted T Top Surgery. These may include infection, bleeding, changes in nipple sensation, asymmetry, or scarring. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultations and explain the steps taken to minimize them.

Why Choose GraceMex x McLean Clinic for Your Inverted T Top Surgery?

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Inverted T Top Surgery is a life-changing procedure that can have a profound impact on your well-being. At McLean Clinic, we understand the unique needs and experiences of the transgender and non-binary community. Our team is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all our patients.  With years of experience and expertise in gender affirmation surgeries, our compassionate surgeons have helped thousands of individuals achieve outstanding results and regain confidence. We prioritize personalized care, comprehensive support, and exceptional surgical outcomes to ensure your journey with us is as positive and transformative as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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