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  1. Wrightful

    Top Surgery Process

    I can remember wanting top surgery since I first started questioning my gender, which feels like forever ago. Recently, I found that there's a surgeon much closer to me than the one I was originally looking at (admittedly wistfully, as he lives near cross country from my location). I liked the first for his results, but the new, closer surgeon has very similar ones, and as the travel requirements have changed, it suddenly feels much more plausible to seek out this part of my medical transition. Still, though, I find myself a little lost. The biggest obstacle, of course, is price. I need to know what it's going to approximately run me before I can start planning on when and if I will be able to commit. I am not sure whether I should contact the surgeon's office first, or if I should contact my insurance first to figure out an estimate. If anyone who has gone through the process would be willing to give some advice on how to proceed it would be greatly appreciated! The surgeon is Nicholas Kim, based in Minneapolis. If anyone has had experiences working with him I would also love to hear those! The reviews I've seen from his clients on transbucket speak highly of their experiences and seem satisfied. Thank you in advance for those who take the time to read and respond!
  2. Hi all, I'm Charlie and I'm non-binary, as far as I can tell. I'm still in the beginning of figuring out my gender identity, but the one thing I know is that I'm certainly not the cis woman I always lived as until recently. I am not uncomfortable with the idea of presenting as a woman, in fact some days I love it. But there are other days when putting a dress on and going out makes me want to tear my skin off. On those days I looked like my brother, I wish my chest was flat and my shoulders were broader. At the moment, my chest is uncomfortably large. I am a DD or even E depending on the store. I find it incredibly difficult to flatten my chest even a little, and lately I've just given up and worn sports bras almost exclusively. They don't flatten me like a binder does, but there is so much to compress that a binder feels like being suffocated. Not to mention I live in a city where it can get up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. I've been thinking about getting top surgery for a few months, and just scheduled a consultation with a surgeon in my city. I am beyond excited, but also a little nervous. I suppose the thing that makes me so nervous is that I'm still uncertain about a lot of things. I don't know quite what I am, but one thing I do know is how much I hate having breasts, large or not. The very concept of having any size breast on my body makes me uncomfortable to say the least. I'm realizing post isn't really a question so much as a big compilation of anxieties. I guess I'm wondering if anyone has ever gone through something similar? And also, what can you do in the meantime? The soonest consultation I could get is in October, so I don't expect to have surgery until well into next year. What can I do to make the waiting less miserable? It feels like now that I know what it is I hate so much, living with it is even more difficult.
  3. Hi, I'm agender (or non-binary, I'm still figuring things out). It been quite some time that I start thinking about top surgery (even before I started wondering if I wasn't something else than cisgender). And I have some question that maybe some of you can help me with (it okay if not all, I may just need to do more research). How much can it cost? I live in Canada and I'm not sure exactly of how much this surgery might cost (And I think I read somewhere than insurance weren't including them?). I know it's not just a couple of hundred, but just to have an idea of how much I can put on the side to do it in a couple of years. Are there organization in Canada that could help me? I think that maybe there is, but the problem is that I feel like I would take away someone else place. This idea that I would take someone else place might come from tumblr, but it also because I know that I don't feel dysphoric about my breast. I want a top surgery mostly because to me, they are just trouble that I need to take care and are pretty annoying when it come to clothing and things like that. I don't think I feel dysphoric about them, or if I do, not as much as other seem to do. So I was just wondering if it could still be a option for me or if I should let it for people who need it more. Can it reduce breast cancer chance? This is a more medical one I guess. I was wondering if it could help me reduce the chance of getting breast cancer since my mother is currently going through it and we still don't know if it genetic. Also my grand-mother had two herself and I suppose the chance are high that I could get it too, so I was wondering if top surgery could also help reducing the chance. I hope I wasn't too confusing in my question and that some of you will be able to help me a little.
  4. Hey guys, Im Kayden and Im new on the forum. Ive been on testosterone for about a year and a half (and still takes me a bit to spell testosterone correctly lol). Im about ready to "get this off my chest". Ive been looking into different Top Surgeons but only one name keeps coming up. Which I mean, with Michigan being so LGBT+ friendly for the most part, this surprises me. I did schedual a consult with Dr. Kenneth Wolf of West Bloomfield but Im looking for other options just incase. I would be looking for Double incision with Nip grafts because of my size. I am about 225 lbs at least messurement and working on loosing more. Been working out to help my pec muscles a bit. Thank you guys/gals/pals for any and all help. Merry Met Kayden
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