No, FTM oophorectomy surgery does not affect eligibility for future chest-related procedures. Chest-related procedures, such as top surgery, are typically performed by different surgeons than those who perform oophorectomy surgery. Therefore, the decision of whether or not to approve you for chest-related surgery will be based on your individual medical history and needs, not on whether or not you have had oophorectomy surgery.

The image you sent me shows a sign that says “Can I have?” This is a common question that people ask when they are considering gender-affirming surgery. It is important to remember that you are not alone in this process, and there are many resources available to help you. If you are considering FTM oophorectomy surgery or chest-related surgery, I encourage you to talk to your doctor and do your research so that you can make the best decision for yourself.

Here are some resources that you may find helpful:

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH):
  • The Trevor Project:
  • Trans Lifeline:

FTM (Female-to-Male) oophorectomy surgery, which involves the removal of the ovaries, generally does not directly impact eligibility for future chest-related procedures such as chest masculinization surgery (top surgery).

Chest masculinization surgery involves altering the appearance of the chest to create a more masculine contour. This typically includes the removal of breast tissue, reshaping of the chest wall, and repositioning of the nipple-areolar complex. Oophorectomy surgery, which focuses on the removal of the ovaries, is a separate procedure and does not directly affect the breast tissue or chest contour.

However, it’s important to note that hormone therapy, often initiated prior to or alongside oophorectomy surgery, can impact the breast tissue and chest appearance over time. Hormones such as testosterone can cause breast tissue atrophy and redistribution of fat, which can affect the outcome and eligibility for chest-related procedures. The effects of hormone therapy on the chest can vary from person to person.

To determine eligibility for future chest-related procedures, it’s recommended to consult with a qualified healthcare provider who specializes in transgender healthcare or experienced gender-affirming surgeons. They will evaluate your specific situation, including factors such as hormone therapy, breast tissue composition, and chest anatomy, to provide personalized advice and guidance based on your goals and desired outcomes.

Open and thorough communication with your healthcare provider will help ensure that you receive accurate information and appropriate recommendations regarding future chest-related procedures.