Surgical procedures for gender reassignment have improved significantly over the past two decades, with new techniques being introduced on a regular basis. In the not too distant past, female to male (FTM) surgery for the chest area consisted of a double mastectomy or some variation of removing breast tissue. The prevailing perspective implied was that lack of breasts translated into a masculine chest, which was not a very open-minded attitude.
A double incision reconstruction with a nipple transfer leaves a more natural male appearance. Scarring is a risk, but advances allow for an incision that is shorter and narrower than initial procedures. The trade off for a natural look is the loss of sensation around the areola.
A keyhole procedure is available. That requires nipple grafts to align them to the broader chest area. Scars for this option are vertical ones. Sensation is drastically reduced, but is still … Read the rest
Many companies now require drug testing prior to employment or at random intervals during employment to ensure their employees are not using drugs before or during work. Most of the time, the drug testing is done through urinalysis, but it can also be done using a hair follicle drug test. Contrary to popular belief, it is still possible to pass these tests, although not as likely.
Passing a Urinalysis Test
Depending on where the urinalysis is done, it is quite possible to pass even if the person uses drugs right before the test. Synthetic urine has been developed that a person can use instead of their own urine.
While this can be detected in some cases, in others it might be overlooked and the person can pass the test. Additionally, it depends on what the testing is done for. Many tests only look for certain drugs, so they might miss … Read the rest
Cosmetic surgery is an exciting and sometimes scary prospect for most people. Patients are given a lot of advice and instructions from medical personnel, sometimes more than they can remember, and all patients have concerns about how safe and comfortable they will be during the procedure. People who use a hearing aid have a unique set of concerns. Will they be able to keep their assistive device throughout the surgery? If not, how can they keep it safe and how quickly can they get it back? The following are some of the most important things to know about preparing for cosmetic surgery with a hearing device.
Before The Surgery
Before the procedure, patients can expect to have a consultation with a doctor or nurse who will take a detailed medical history. At that time, patients must remember to disclose the fact that they wear a hearing aid. The doctor … Read the rest