Scrotoplasty is a surgery that is performed to create or reconstruct the scrotum. It does not involve the breasts, so it will not affect your ability to undergo future breast biopsies.

A breast biopsy is a procedure that involves taking a small sample of tissue from the breast. This tissue is then examined under a microscope to look for cancer cells.

There are a few different types of breast biopsies, including:

  • Core needle biopsy: This is the most common type of breast biopsy. A thin needle is inserted into the breast and a small sample of tissue is removed.
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy: This is a less invasive procedure than a core needle biopsy. A thin needle is inserted into the breast and a small amount of fluid is removed.
  • Open biopsy: This is a surgical procedure that involves making an incision in the breast and removing a larger sample of tissue.

The type of breast biopsy that you will have will depend on the size and location of the abnormality in your breast.

If you have had scrotoplasty, you will still be able to undergo future breast biopsies. However, it is important to talk to your surgeon about the specific type of breast biopsy that you will need. They will be able to help you understand the risks and benefits of each type of biopsy and make sure that you get the best possible care.

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH):
  • The National Breast Cancer Foundation:
  • The Susan G. Komen Foundation:

Scrotoplasty, which involves creating or reconstructing a scrotum, is not expected to directly affect your ability to undergo future breast biopsies. Scrotoplasty focuses on the external genitalia and does not involve the breasts.

Breast biopsies are typically performed to investigate suspicious breast tissue or abnormalities. The procedure involves removing a small sample of breast tissue for further examination. Scrotoplasty does not interfere with the breast tissue or impact the structure of the breasts.

However, it’s important to note that the eligibility for future breast biopsies may depend on other factors, such as the presence of breast tissue and any potential changes in breast anatomy or surgical alterations that might affect the procedure. If you have undergone additional gender-affirming procedures, such as chest masculinization surgery (top surgery), it is advisable to inform your healthcare provider performing the breast biopsy about your medical history and any previous surgical interventions.

Informing your healthcare provider about your scrotoplasty and other gender-affirming procedures can help them tailor the biopsy procedure and ensure they have a comprehensive understanding of your medical history. This will allow them to plan and perform the biopsy in the most appropriate and effective manner.

Remember to communicate openly with your healthcare providers about your medical history, including any gender-affirming surgeries you have undergone. They can guide you and ensure that the necessary precautions or considerations are taken into account when planning future medical procedures.

If you have concerns or questions regarding scrotoplasty and its potential impact on future breast biopsies, it is recommended to consult with both your surgical team and the healthcare provider who will be performing the breast biopsy. They can provide personalized advice and address any specific concerns you may have.