6 years ago I had a breast reduction(with nipple graft) and a tummy tuck as a male after losing ~150 pounds and having excess amounts of loose skin that all consultations told me would probably not tighten up for an extremely long period of time. Between the two procedures 20-30 lbs of skin was removed. I plan on starting hormone therapy in the near future and I worry about the implications of the nipple graft may have (like abnormal growth, scarring, etc..) for my upcoming transition.
Does Breast Reduction with Nipple Graft Affect Future Breast Growth (MtF Transsexual)?
Doctor Answers (4)
Breast growth after free nipple graft
The answer depends on whether there is residual glandular tissue. The plastic surgeon that did your breast reduction would be the best persion to tell you whether residual breast tissue was left behind.
All the best,
Breast groth ater breat reduction
You case is not simple and there is no good literature about it,however it is likely that hormonal therapy in the future will have little influence on the breast growth if breast tissue was removed.
MTF breast surgery
You have asked a challenging question without a definitive answer. It's unlikely that hormones will give you breast development after a male breast reduction. The nipple grafts themselves should not be as much a problem as the other effectsof the surgery, such as internal scarring, if you are considering breast implants in the future.
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Male to female transsexual
Having had a breast reduction with nipple graft, there is a lot of changes and scarring.
Starting on hormone therapy will increase the breast tissue, what ever has remained.
So it is impossible to predict what response you will have. Start hormone therapy and see what happens.
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