Binder for Chest
Chest binding is the act of masking the breasts using constricting clothing that flattens them. Binders can be partially elastic or very rigid, made of different materials. Often they can be improvised at home or purchased (they are specially produced undergarments). For an FtM, they have a fundamental role: to mask the breast until it is completely removed. The breast represents one of the most evident and embarrassing secondary sexual characteristics; it is often the cause of severe dysphoric crises and, generally, it is the first organ that is tried to be removed through surgery. Breast bandage is also practiced in the absence of a binder with the most disparate materials, including various types of tape, pantyhose, sprains, and other tools readily available at home.