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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-28

Evaluation of concentric periareolar subcutaneous mastectomy outcomes in transsexual patients during 2016–2017 in Iran: A clinical study

1 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Midwifery, Medical Branch of Tehran, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

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Dr. Omid Etemad
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjps.tjps_10_19

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Background: Transsexual (TS) people are those who assigned one sex at the birth but identified their gender in what society considers the opposite direction. Studies showed that gender reassignment surgery (GRS) had greatly improved the quality of life in TS patients. Materials and Methods: We studied 20 patients who had legally the permission of being underwent the sex reassignment surgery in Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex of Tehran, Iran. For all patients, concentric periareolar subcutaneous mastectomy was performed. The patients were followed up for 1 year and the results were evaluated. Results: Our findings show an acceptable scar formation after 1 year of the sex reassignment surgery. There was only one complication which was managed conservatively. About 90% of patients were satisfied from the results of surgery, and no one was less/unsatisfied. The average score of nipple sensation was 7.9 and no changes in nipple pigmentation was observed. Conclusion: Concentric periareolar mastectomy is probably a good technique of subcutaneous mastectomy in female to male GRS in patients with small and medium size of the breast and poor skin elasticity. The result scar in this method is acceptable and gives the patients a good feeling of having male chest.

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