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Offline Rachel_Christina

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Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« on: March 26, 2019, 04:57:16 am »
The Surgeon I really wanted my BA done with, will not operate on transgender women because he hasn't the experience in the area D:
They will provide me with the number of someone who does apparently.
Seems strange :/
Disappointed is an understatement..



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 05:41:11 am »
I know somebody on Susans mentioned this the other day about their experience with a trans specialist for BA.

 Rachael you have the figure of CIS woman - most of us dont. Getting the aesthetic right with the average transwoman is an art.

 I will try and find the post.

 What an honest surgeon to suggest they dont have the expertise for trans BA.

I bet your research on this will be huge value to others.

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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 06:01:37 pm »
There are anatomical differences between cis and trans women.  The last thing anyone wants is a case of walleye nipples or worse because the surgeon wasn't aware of how to do it correctly on a trans woman.  According to the doc who did mine she said that the placement is a bit different and trans women almost always need wider implants to look good.  If you don't do those right you end up with huge gaps between them, nipples pointed every which way but forward, and boobs that aren't centered behind the nipple.

Surgeons won't recommend other surgeons who are known to do bad work so don't think that he's likely to push you over to some hack. 
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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 06:36:08 pm »
Better to be disappointed than having a surgeon perform surgery for BA who is not experienced with trans patients.
We may regard ourselves as female, but in reality.. our bodies are still different regardless of corrective surgery.

Hope you find a suitable and experienced surgeon. Good luck. x

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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 02:12:30 am »
I genuinely did not think there was anything fundamentally different between a male chest on hormones to a females.
The thought of having wide or idly shaped breasts is scary and kind of outs me off :/
I don't think I'm to bad in the chest area, but definitely am a pancake.
I just want small breasts. Not big ones.



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 07:35:05 am »
The pectoral muscle is arranged a bit differently from what I was told and while HRT usually shrinks the size of the muscle, the differences in how it attaches stay the same.

But that said, there are plenty of surgeons who do a fine job putting implants into trans women with great results.  They tend to like showing off their work so ask to see photos of past patients.
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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2019, 07:46:38 pm »
Hi,

I was pretty flat and I have a 40 tight 42 a bit loose inch chest under breasts. Dr. McGinn did my BA. She explained that I did not have a pocket for the implant and there is a risk of the implant sliding down my chest. She wanted to place the implant as far under the muscle as possible. I had 555 cc implants. She was able to put the implants partially under the muscle.

On a post op visit the doctor said my implants were the larget she could have fit. She had trouble getting the one implant under the muscle. Both were difficult.

Now I have a pocket and if I wanted to increase my size I could. The issue now is the size gain worth the pain and tops may not fit right. There are more things to breasts than size. They have to fit your body and life style. I am thin and very active. I did spinning and hiking today. My breasts look very proportionate to my body size and percent of fat.

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FT   11-13-2015
FFS   9-16-2016 -Spiegel
GCS 11-15-2016 - McGinn
Hair Grafts 3-20-2017 - Cooley
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Labiaplasty 5-15-2017 - McGinn
BA 7-12-2017 - McGinn
Hair grafts 9-25-2017 Dr.Cooley
Sataloff Cricothyroid subluxation and trachea shave12-11-2017
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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 01:14:20 am »
I will be aiming for pretty small breasts.
I do not want huge things either.
I am tall 5'11" but not wide thank god. I just want a small B.
If they would have just grown abit more I would have accepted them :/



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 03:26:15 pm »
Been rejected again by the next crowd that I was recommended to try.
This was in response to my email I sent to them ...


Thank you for your recent email enquiry.

 

Unfortunately, our consultants recommend follow up surgery should be provided by the clinic of initial treatment.

 

I’m sorry we can’t be of help.

I'm sick of it to be honest.
I have no surgeon or psychiatrist to help.
I have never needed to talk about this stuff.
Now I need authorisation from someone other than myself :/



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 03:33:36 pm »
Hello Rachel (love that name :) ),

I do not know where you are from; however, Dr. McGinn will do a BA. There are several in the Philadelphia area that will do a BA on a trans person. I can give you a bunch of names if you like.

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HRT  5-28-2013
FT   11-13-2015
FFS   9-16-2016 -Spiegel
GCS 11-15-2016 - McGinn
Hair Grafts 3-20-2017 - Cooley
Voice therapy start 3-2017 - Reene Blaker
Labiaplasty 5-15-2017 - McGinn
BA 7-12-2017 - McGinn
Hair grafts 9-25-2017 Dr.Cooley
Sataloff Cricothyroid subluxation and trachea shave12-11-2017
Dr. McGinn labiaplasty, hood repair, scar removal, graph repair and bottom of  vagina finished. urethra repositioned. 4-4-2018
Dr. Sataloff Glottoplasty 5-14-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal in office procedure 10-22-2018
Dr. McGinn vaginal revision 2 4-3-2019 Bottom of vagina closed off, fat injected into the labia and urethra repositioned.

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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 03:39:52 pm »
Hello Rachel (love that name :) ),

I do not know where you are from; however, Dr. McGinn will do a BA. There are several in the Philadelphia area that will do a BA on a trans person. I can give you a bunch of names if you like.

Rachel

Haha we are just lucky we got to choose our names.
I'm based in Ireland. But have connections with Switzerland. Best I could realistically do Is Europe.
I have a French trans friend. I might ask her.

Thanks for the help mind :')



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2019, 05:16:31 am »
Hello again Rachel

I have only been on HRT 14 months and therefore will wait another 10 months before deciding if BA necessary for me. I suspect that it may be necessary for me.

There are several places where this can be done in UK (privately outside the NHS); I assume you have considered or are considering UK aswell as Ireland, France and Switzerland.

I truly hope you are able to find a place that meets with your requirements and if you decide to proceed, that provides you with an excellent result.

Hugs

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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2019, 01:19:27 am »
Thank you Pamela!
So far the BA places I have contacted have been in Northern Ireland (UK)
So they have been so far fruitless. I have talked to my GP yesterday in attempt to get back up or find out more on what they require.
Over here when I joined the clinic in my area they referred me to the Brackenburn clinic who deals with the trans issue in Belfast. I had called to see where I was on the list last year and then again a week or two ago. No change, still apparently number 330 on the list.
I don't get this slow procedure. There are people out there literally loosing all their hair as they wait for this slow system.
Tis a joke really.
I'm just lucky I don't need it really. I'm happy, out working away, no psychiatrist or nothing. Just thought it would be faster, cause I'm curious now really lol



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 02:46:14 am »
I have gotten on to my GP about the rejections I have received. She is going to speak with my Endocrinologist to see about what they can do.
I will leave it another week and then I shall return to see if she has any update for me!

I'm so tiered of the pancake life you wouldn't believe!



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2019, 03:57:27 pm »
Update, letter came in the post today X3 I have a first consultation with the place I had checked last with Dr Khan.
My GP must have did some serious work.
It's hardly been a week.

Such a turn of events.

Consultation is the 29th of April!!



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2019, 04:21:46 pm »
good for Rachel_Christina, I hope everything workout for you this time.

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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2019, 02:41:56 am »
good for Rachel_Christina, I hope everything workout for you this time.

Thank you mm! I hope so. It's only a preliminary check. We will see how it goes!



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2019, 04:58:10 am »
Wishing you the best of luck for the preliminary consultation for BA on Monday April 29th.

Hugs

Pamela






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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2019, 01:04:21 am »
Hi guys!! Had my consultation yesterday for BA.
It went very well.
I like the 280cc look on me. When you put them into the sports bra and bounce a little, the movement looks so natural.
I'm getting excited now.
But at the same time have my worries

I will just keep moving ahead for now



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Re: Can't get BA through preferred Surgeon
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2019, 04:54:22 am »
Delighted everything went well yesterday, Rachel.

I hope you do not have to wait too long for the actual BA.

I appreciate that you must be very excited but have some worries also.

Wishing you happiness and success.

Hugs

Pamela  xx






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