The only way silicone implants are equivalent to breasts is if you think breasts are just erotic appendages for the chest.

Not only that, but also that they exist purely for men's pleasure, since top surgery for TIFs most often results in extremely reduced chest sensation, if there's even any left.

And then there's the inherent trauma in having a part of your body cut off, especially when it's medically unnecessary. God, this is just disgusting.

Exulansic talks of phantom pains many women who underwent a double mastectomy have to deal with. It’s not exactly pain as much as a constant and distracting itch, which you can never scratch. Hours and hours of this every day.

Why the hell do they need to do this to depressed teens, crazy stuff.

And then there's the inherent trauma in having a part of your body cut off, especially when it's medically unnecessary.

This is partly why Ken Zucker regarded medical transition as a poor outcome for people with gender dysphoria. It's risky, painful, and won't necessarily produce the desired aesthetic result.

I think the reason medical transition can't be shown to work is because gender dysphoria is not just about the aesthetic; the real distress is in the desire to truly become the opposite sex, which just isn't possible. The best you can hope for is to superficially modify your body to resemble that of the opposite sex, which temporarily enables you to pretend you are the opposite sex, even when you're alone, but sooner or later reality will catch up to you. Children are simply not capable of conceptualizing this(many adults aren't either, evidently) and have a very limited ability to conceive of future consequences for their actions. It is extremely unethical to place a major, life-altering decision in the hands of a child, even when they are being informed of the reality of the situation, which in this case, they aren't. It is beyond tragic that this is being done to children, and unfortunately, I don't know if most people truly grasp the horrors of it. Doctors who do this(and parents who allow it) should be imprisoned.

I've also noticed that when discussing transition regret, even amongst people who are generally critical of the ideology, it's basically presented as if the only risk involved is, say, the little girl who prefers jeans and t-shirts and loves playing sports(and wishes to be seen/treated as a boy because of this) might one day decide she actually loves dresses(and thus, wish to be seen as a girl again). The possibility that, as long as she's left alone and allowed to just be herself, she might simply learn to accept her body and the fact that she's female, is rarely ever mentioned.