I’m really not sure how it is possible to do the surgery without drains. The fluid has to go somewhere. I had my surgery in September 2013.
Dr. Crane provides a binder for you to wear. You’ll wake up with it on after your surgery, and it won’t be removed until he takes your drains out.
Enrolled member of the Comanche nation, thanks very much. (I looked for a gif of Gary Farmer saying stupid fucking white man (because white people are the only ones who ever ask me to prove myself or “show my card” or what my blood quantum is), but I couldn’t find one. Ah well.)
In my opinion, no. Any person of any gender can have any sort of presentation. What I will tell you, though, realistically, is that you may have some trouble medically transitioning, if that is a thing that you want to do. In order to get hormones, to have surgeries, you are going to have to convince a team of (likely) cisgender people that you are “trans enough” and that could be harder if you are more feminine. I did take testosterone for 3 years, and have had 2 surgeries, and I really kept my identity as two-spirit (and femme) quiet during that time, because I was worried I would be denied care because of it. So, no, it’s not bad, but it might make your life harder.
I identify as two-spirit. I am female-assigned-at-birth.