Whether or not you will have visible scars after an FTM oophorectomy depends on a few factors, including the type of surgery you have, the skill of your surgeon, and your own individual healing process.

  • Type of surgery: If you have a laparoscopic oophorectomy, which is a minimally invasive procedure, you will likely have 2-5 small incisions. These incisions are typically placed in the lower abdomen, and they are usually not very visible. If you have an open oophorectomy, which is a more invasive procedure, you will have a single, longer incision in the lower abdomen. This incision may be more visible, but it will still fade over time.
  • Skill of your surgeon: A skilled surgeon will be able to place the incisions in inconspicuous places and minimize scarring.
  • Your own individual healing process: Some people are more prone to scarring than others. If you have a tendency to scar, you may have more visible scars after your oophorectomy.

In general, scars from FTM oophorectomy will fade over time. However, they may never completely disappear. There are a number of scar treatment options available, such as silicone scar sheets and massage therapy, that can help to improve the appearance of scars.

Here are some tips to help minimize scarring after your oophorectomy:

  • Follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully. This includes taking care of your incisions and avoiding strenuous activity.
  • Use scar cream or gel. There are a number of over-the-counter and prescription scar creams and gels that can help to improve the appearance of scars.
  • Massage your scars. Gentle massage can help to break up scar tissue and improve the appearance of scars.
  • Be patient. It takes time for scars to fade. Don’t expect them to disappear overnight.

In FTM (Female to Male) oophorectomy, the surgical removal of the ovaries is typically performed using minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopy. This approach involves making small incisions through which specialized surgical instruments and a camera are inserted to perform the procedure.

Minimally invasive techniques generally result in smaller incisions and, as a result, smaller scars compared to traditional open surgery. The incisions are usually placed strategically in areas that are less visible or easily concealed, such as the lower abdomen or the belly button.

While the scars from FTM oophorectomy are typically small and discreet, it is important to note that individual healing and scar formation can vary. Factors such as genetics, skin type, and the body’s natural healing process can influence how scars develop and fade over time. Some individuals may have a predisposition to forming more noticeable or raised scars (keloids or hypertrophic scars), while others may have a tendency for more favorable scar healing.

To minimize the appearance of scars after FTM oophorectomy, it is important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions. These may include keeping the incision sites clean and dry, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and applying topical scar creams or silicone sheets as recommended. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including proper nutrition and hydration, can support optimal wound healing.

It is important to have realistic expectations about scarring and to understand that scars are a natural part of the healing process. Most scars will gradually fade and become less noticeable over time, but they may not completely disappear. If you have concerns about scarring, it is recommended to discuss them with your surgeon before the procedure. They can provide more specific information based on your individual circumstances and offer guidance on scar management techniques.