Question: How Long Do You Have To Be On T Before Top Surgery?

Can I take a nap in my binder?

Don’t wear binders for longer than 8-12 hours and do not sleep while wearing your binder.

It’s also crucial to schedule binder-breaks daily and make sure you aren’t binding every day.

People who bind their breasts more frequently, such as every day, are more likely to experience negative side effects (2,4)..

How safe is top surgery?

Risks. Like any other type of major surgery, top surgery for transgender men poses a risk of bleeding, infection and an adverse reaction to anesthesia. Other complications might include: Poor wound healing.

Do you have to stop t before top surgery?

Many Top Surgery surgeons require patients to stop testosterone 1-2 weeks before Top Surgery, and some surgeons also require that the next scheduled dose be delayed by an additional week or two after Top Surgery.

How long do you have to sleep on your back after top surgery?

Plan to sleep on your back with several pillows to elevate the head of your bed. This is to lessen the amount of swelling you experience, which may worsen in the first few days after surgery before getting better. Plan to sleep on your back for the first 6 weeks after surgery while your chest heals.

How painful is top surgery?

You may feel some pain for the first couple of days—especially when you move around or cough—and some discomfort for a week or more. Your surgeon will prescribe medication to lessen the pain. The bandages will be removed a week or two after surgery during your first postoperative visit.

How long after top surgery can I drink?

Wait at least one week to drink alcohol after surgery.

How long do you have to wear a binder after top surgery?

4 weeksWe advise you to wear a compression binder after Top Surgery, 24/7 for at least 4 weeks. The binder helps prevent fluid build up and aids the skin in adhering back to the chest wall.

How long does it take to schedule top surgery?

Key information includes: This procedure is usually an outpatient surgery that takes between 3 and 5 hours to complete.

Can FTM get hard after surgery?

Compared with a metoidioplasty, a phalloplasty results in a larger penis. However, this neopenis cannot become erect on its own. After a period of recovery, a person can have a penile implant. This can allow them to get and maintain erections and have penetrative sex.