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ClubPenguin

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Hey, so I NEED top surgery. Seeing other's scars, say, a month after, kind of make me nervous because I don't want mine to be so obvious. I know they will fade over time and with proper treatment and all that, but still. Dysphoria is bad enough that I know I'll get surgery and hopefully soon and I know the scars will fade, I'm just nervous I won't be as happy as other people are when they see their results. My T agrees I need surgery. I know it intellectually that it will help a ton, but emotionally I'm scared. Tips to get over the fear or can anyone relate? I asked on another platform and someone said that if the scars would bother me that much, maybe I shouldn't get surgery. Thing is, I'll get over it and it'll be worth it, just right now getting the bright red scars make me nervous. I just need to get over that fear. That's really the only thing holding me back. I feel like I'm the only one who experiences this which doesn't help either.

    • freshlydeliveredpal

      832d

      Hi friend! Medical student & trans masc here :) First off, your nerves are totally valid! It is a surgical procedure, which is very intimidating and the healing process is too! Secondly, I hope what the person on the other platform was trying to say was if scars will be just as dysphoric as not having top surgery, maybe reconsider getting the surgery. Remember that all bodies are one-of-a-kind that will all heal differently, whether its pace or the formation of scarring. However, your body is YOUR body! If you want top surgery but really want minimal scarring, try researching some dermatologist-approved scar repair treatment options to see what interests you. Also, it’s so important to research who you want your surgeon to be; make sure you like their work and the outcome results. I like to think of them like a really important tattoo artist, in some ways. I hope this helped!

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