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What can I expect? [Aug. 17th, 2010|12:26 am]
Stopping Testosterone


I think I'm stopping t, and going back to being femme.

I know that hair thins and grows more slowly, and skin softens and you get curvier, and periods start again.

What happens with breast development if you've already had top surgery? I'm not thinking that you magically go back to how you were, but do you get any sort of regrowth? Does anybody know if this can be enhanced by taking top-up girl hormones?

It sounds as though most of the people on here aren't stopping t for the reasons I might be, but if anybody has any tips, experiences or generally anything useful/supportive to say about retransitioning then I'd love to hear from you (either here, or my journal accepts anonymous comments).

[User Picture]From: gaysexual
2010-08-17 02:15 am (UTC)
I know a handful of people who had top surgery and then later stopped T. As far as I know, none of them experienced any breast regrowth. I was also sleeping with one of them, so I would have definitely noticed.

Other than that, I don't have any real information for you unfortunately. I'm thinking that natural regrowth is probably not possible since all of the tissue that grows has been removed. However, I do not know this for a fact.

Good luck with your retransition. :)
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From: kadec22
2010-08-19 08:43 pm (UTC)
I had top surgery and have stopped T. I've had absolutely no regrowth. I do get sore in my chest however right before I get my period. But yeah, no regrowth at all for me.

Also, there is a yahoo group called "No going back" for people who are retransitioning. People on there are really helpful and seem to have a lot of info.
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[User Picture]From: tartful_dodger
2010-08-19 08:56 pm (UTC)
thank you. :)
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[User Picture]From: mewmewmew_
2010-10-18 02:12 am (UTC)
I stopped T a year ago after being on it for three years. I had chest surgery two and a half years ago. I have not noticed any breast regrowth and I really hope that won't happen, however I have experienced a really interesting and unexpected change that I haven't heard anyone else mention before. Now it's hard to say if it's from stopping T or if it was just due to time, but my chest has significantly improved in sensation. I had perfect tactile sensation, but now it's really ticklish as well as much more erotic, especially the nipples. Again I don't know if that's T related or not but I'd be interested in hearing from more folks about it.
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[User Picture]From: nesprincess0014
2010-11-26 04:09 am (UTC)
i've been off t for about a month and a half after being on it for 2 years and i'm already experiencing more sensation. my wife has also noticed growth, it's not much, but it's something.
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