Having Chest Surgery without T & Top UK Surgeons

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Toby26
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Having Chest Surgery without T & Top UK Surgeons

Postby Toby26 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:53 pm

Hi Guys,

I would say I'm new to the forum but I joined a few years back, (well to the old site) but have not been on since. Felt to depressed, but I am determined to make changes.

I have been searching the internet for quite some time now and wanted to ask a few more questions which I'm hoping you can help me with.

Being trans male ... I am very unhappy with my chest I do use binders which help alot but would like to have the top surgery done and was wondering as I have not started T yet can I still go for the surgery? Also are there good quality surgeons in the UK? Also how long would this take privately?

When I was 18 I got myself on the internet and started chatting to people in my desired roll and after 2 years built up the confidence to actually meet some of these peeople. Now 26 i have a vast amount of friends who only know me as Toby, I have always dressed and acted in my desired roll, since being a child. I would like to say I have been living as Toby, I tend to always socialise with the people who know me as the real me, with the use of binders and packing, using male toilets the whole shabang basically :D but of course the physical side of things are still getting me down, and really want to start pushing forward with the top surgery.

But of course as nothing is official I am still me but still known as my birth name obviously with family and work colleagues.

Did actually have a few councelling sessions a couple of years back with Rico Paris, when I seriosuly hit rock bottom, with depression self harm, locking myself away etc

Thanks in advance.

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Jacob-Kye
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Location: Plymouth, Devon

Re: Having Chest Surgery without T & Top UK Surgeons

Postby Jacob-Kye » Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:17 am

hey mate

I can only answer your question in my understanding of what i have looked into. I have contacted a few private companies who offer ftm chest reconstruction but they all said I would have had to be on T for 6+months plus.
But I haven't spoken with every private surgeon.

My understanding is that surgery is generally more effective after being on testosterone as pecs can be built underneath the chest tissue which often leads to a better cut chest if you get what I mean.

I am , though, relativley new to this as have only been living as male for a year and am waiting to the psych at the GIC to get approval for T.

Have you seen your gp to try to start to process of being referred through the NHS? It takes longer for teh chest surgery : I've been told about 2 years from now it will be done me.
Where abouts in the country are you? As we are spread all over I'm sure some of us may be shed light on how it works where you be seen GIC wise?

Jake

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Re: Having Chest Surgery without T & Top UK Surgeons

Postby Toby26 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:44 pm

Hi Jake,

Thanks for that, yes I totally understand about being on T before any ops etc. Is it unlikely that I will be unable to get top surgery without being on T or not having seen really spoke to anyone about this?

No I have not been to a GP ... To be honest I haven't told anyone about how I feel, otehr then my few sessions with Rico Paris in the Shropshire area a few years back and haven't been back since. I don't think I could bring myself to tell anyone I know as I want to be known as who I am not who I was if that makes sense.

I know there is a process that you must tell people, and go through the correct prcedures etc I suppose I want to do things backwards :? I'd rather get the top surgery, change my name etc get on T and start living my new life with new people.

Toby26
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Re: Having Chest Surgery without T & Top UK Surgeons

Postby Toby26 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:47 pm

P.S - I am in the UK - Midlands area


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Jacob-Kye
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Re: Having Chest Surgery without T & Top UK Surgeons

Postby Jacob-Kye » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:25 pm

If you don't me asking do you pass quite well then? Given no T regarding voice etc?
The order I've done things so far is: see GP > then Psych> then Pscyhologist ( i think) at the GIC> now waiting to see psych there to have agree I have GD and start T.

If you want a more detailed private chat or anything drop me a PM and I'll give my email or something. I'm not experienced as most they guys on here but its all within the last year I've started it



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