Firstly, I'm a trans male (FTM) and unfortunately I have a D cup. Top surgery is too expensive right now, but I plan on starting hormones soon. I'm looking for a few facts on the affects of hormones (T) on breasts if any. Do they cause any shrinkage at all or any other kind of side effects to breasts?
FTM Transgender - What are the Effects of Hormones on Breasts?
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Hormones for FtM SRS
Male hormones will suppress estrogen. This will lead to some decrease in breast volume but not to a decrease in breast skin. You can expect your breasts to droop as the volume decreases. To get from a D cup to a male chest contour you will need a formal surgical procedure at some point.
Testosterone may cause acne and hair development on your chest. If you develope hair it will likely be permanent, even if you stop the hormones.
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Effects of Hormones on Breasts
Hormone Therapy Effects on Breasts
Thanks for the post. While hormone therapy may reduce the breast tissue to varying degrees, it will not address the skin excess. Given that you are a D cup, you will likely have too much skin even if you experience significant decrease in the amount of tissue from the hormones. Based on this, you will likely need top surgery (most likely double incision top surgery) to truly achieve the contour you desire. Financially speaking, many practices offer financing plans to help patients.
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