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Breast Amputation

Breast Amputation refers to the surgical operation of removing breast tissue and repositioning the areolar to achieve a flatter chest, i.e. to make a woman’s breast appear more like a man’s chest. The surgeon will make a cut in the inframammary fold, and sometimes resembling a shape of an anchor depending on the size of the breast before the operation.

Recommended for:

  • Female individuals who want to have a flatter chest, resembling a man’s chest.

  • Male individuals with large chests that resemble female breasts, who want to have a flatter chest.


Operation details:

After applying general anesthesia, the surgeon will cut open along the drawn outline as dictated by the size. Breast tissues and excess chest skin will then be removed to achieve a flatter appearance, and the areolar repositioned. A drain tube is put in place, and finally the wound is closed.


In some cases, it is also recommended to have liposuction on the upper and side parts of the breast as well.

Post-operational treatments:

  1. Clean the area daily, avoid contact with water until suture removal date.

  2. Drain to be left in place for 1 day after the operation.

  3. Wear a sports bra for 2 months after the operation.

  4. Cut around the areolar to be opened by the surgeon on Day 7.

  5. Remove the suture on Day 14, after which the wound can be in contact with water.

  6. The breast will gradually take position within 3-6 months.

  7. The scar may be visible during the first 3 months, and then will become less noticeable within 1 year.


Possible side-effects:

  • Visible surgical cut around the areolar during the first 3-4 weeks. The repositioned areolar may have minor bleeding and lymph, split cut, or become detached. For minor cases, these conditions will self-heal, otherwise it is recommended to have a follow-up surgery.

  • In the long run, the areolar may become slightly larger, and possibly minor discoloration.

  • Nipple numbness: In most cases, the areolar will stay numb forever. Some individuals may be able to still partially retain the sense.

  • Scar: There may be minor bulging scars, which can be treated by injecting steroids into the scar area.


How long will the change last?

Typically the change will last forever, with very few rare cases where the breast becomes larger naturally over time.

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