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Radical Breast Reduction

At the GraceMed x McLean Clinic, we offer Radical Breast Reduction for non-binary and transgender individuals, who desire for a reduction in chest size, without the full removal of breast tissue. When considering top surgery, we understand that there are many ways in which gender-affirming surgery moves beyond the binary.

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How a Radical Breast Reduction Works

A Radical Breast Reduction procedure yields a smaller breast, without removing all breast tissue - reducing the amount of overhang and minimize the teardrop shape, usually leaving some overhang. Our compassionate and experienced team will work with you to determine your desired shape and size, and to develop a treatment plan that will support you and your unique journey!

There is no right or wrong way to have Top Surgery. Our team would be happy to discuss what kind of aesthetic (feminine, masculine, neutral) feels true to you, and how much tissue you would like to leave behind.

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Are You the Right Candidate for a Radical Breast Reduction?

A consultation with our skilled surgeons is essential to determine if you are a candidate for radical breast reduction. Factors considered include your overall health, breast anatomy, skin quality, and personal aesthetic goals.

During your consultation, our compassionate team will review factors such as your overall health, breast anatomy, and aesthetic goals, to determine the right treatment plan for you.

There are no rules to gender ― whether that means augmentation, removal, leaving some tissue, or considering no nipples. There’s also no right or wrong way to be transgender or non-binary. Whatever feels the most true to you, and aligns the best with your needs and goals is the right choice for you. With GraceMed x McLean - you have options, and our experienced team is here to discuss the best outcome for your needs.

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How to Prepare for Your Radical Breast Surgery

Preparing for a Radical Breast Reduction 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 radical breast reduction. 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 periareolar 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.

Radical Breast Reduction Surgery Post-Op Care & Recovery

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with Radical Breast Reduction Surgery. These may include infection, implant leakage or rupture, and capsular contracture. 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 radical breast reduction 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 Garment

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

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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 Radical Breast Reduction Surgery. These may include infection, implant leakage or rupture, and capsular contracture. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultations and explain the steps taken to minimize them.

Why Choose GraceMed x McLean Clinic for Your Radical Breast Reduction Surgery?

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Gender affirming Radical Breast Reduction surgery is a life-changing procedure that can have a profound impact on your well-being. At GraceMed x 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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