Hi, I'm a man diagnosed with Gynecomastia. I was wondering that if I have the intention to transfer from male to female would the removal of my Gynecomastia affect my breast enlargement when it will be time for me to start my hormone replacement therapy?

Gynecomastia is often an inherited condition that cannot be improved without surgery. Fortunately, today there are improved techniques that reduce the size if your breasts and give you an improved appearance to your chest. Small incision surgery with a liposuction approach can safely and effectively help without the need for general anesthesia. Boys going through puberty and even older men may develop gynecomastia as a result of changes in hormone levels.

If you are considering male to female breast enlargement it may make sense to defer gynecomastia surgery since you will want to increase your breast size, not decrease it with gynecomastia surgery. While you could see enlargement with hormone therapy, removal of breast and fatty tissue might reduce the hormone receptors. I suggest making an appointment with a board certified endocrinologist and board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and what to expect.

Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS
Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS
1001 5th AveNew YorkNY10028US

Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS

1001 5th Ave, New York, NY, UNITED STATES,