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Binding is practised by many kinds of people, including transgender men who haven't had top surgery (meaning bilateral mastectomy, in this case called FTM chest reconstruction), cisgender men with breasts (gynecomastia), cisgender women who want a flatter chest for costuming reasons, drag kings (performing artists who do a male impersonation act), transgender women in situations where they need to look male (such as early in transition, with people they haven't come out to yet), and some nonbinary people who want an androgynous look. Because this is a temporary effect, some transgender and gender non-conforming people either bind their breasts or wear breast prostheses at different times. This is one solution for genderfluid people who wouldn't be satisfied with the permanence of surgery or hormone therapy.