The Effects of Hormones (on my bustline)

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This page contains images of a nude bustline. The images below are presented in an effort at education and to document one example of the bust development of a transgender individual. If you may find this material objectionable then please do NOT continue browsing this page.

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This is a graphic showing the five Tanner Stages of breast development.

My development seems to be moving along normally with slow but generally steady progression through the first three development stages.

September to November: Stage One

January to April/May: Stage Two

May to current: Stage Three

August 2000
the starting point - complete absence of breast development due to generally low level of body fat,
note the small areole and almost indistinguishable nipple

under bust measurement: 34"

over bust measurement: 34"

 

September 2000
anything happening? - actually there is a noticeable increase in general sensitivity at this point

no change in bust measurements

Tanner Stage One

 

October 2000
general soreness, occasionally bordering on the painful - nipples are more pronounced and there is some growth of the areoles

underbust measurement: 34"

overbust measurement: 34.5"

Tanner Stage One

 

November 2000
nipples definitely more pronounced - slight mass under each areole

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 35"

Tanner Stage One

 

January 2001
slight raising of the areole and nipple of each breast, beginnings of "cone" development

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 35.5"

Tanner Stage One/Two

 

February 2001
hard to tell from this picture but there is some general increase in the size of the breast cone and filling out of the upper portion of the breast - beginning to have some asymmetry in that the right breast seems to be developing faster the left

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 36"+

Tanner Stage Two

 

March 2001
very little change from previous month although continuing a gradual, general increase in volume and some rounding to the overall shape - can now actually get cleavage with a combination of a Waterbra™ and set of Curves™

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 36.5"

Tanner Stage Two

 

May 2001
Asymmetry continues and is noticeable in this picture, the right breast is showing a more rounded curve whereas the left is only beginning to lose its strictly conical form - development seems to have slowed down overall

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 36.5"+

Tanner Stage Two

 

July 2001
more rounding of the breasts and asymmetry seems to be correcting - growth seems to be coming in spurts directly after increased periods of soreness - areoles are noticeably bigger (compare to initial pic) - not quite an AA cup but able to get away with a Waterbra™ and no pads

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 37-38"

Tanner Stage Two

 

 

From September of 2001 till January of 2002 I elected to remove myself from the hormone regime in order to evaluate progress to this point independent of the hormonal influences on brain chemistry. I've known many individuals that started down the hormone road and drastically changed their views on their gender when they did so. I wanted time away from the hormones to determine what, if any, changes had occurred. In January of 2002, after this period of reflection, I elected to restart the hormone regime. Onset of hormonal changes seemed to occur at a slightly faster rate than when I initially began them in August of 2000.

 

Substantial loss of visible development thus indicating that much of the growth to this point had been from fat deposits rather than breast tissue.

 

May 2002
definitely a significant increase in actual breast tissue as opposed to fatty deposits. While measurements may be the same as in July of 2001 there is noticeably more rounding and "heft" to the breasts. At this point is is practically impossible to go shirtless without drawing undue attention.

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 38"

Tanner Stage Two/Three

 

June 2002
Measurement increases continue to be somewhat disappointing but there has been definite changes to the shape and contours of the breasts such that they truly resemble adult breasts rather than odd little fleshy mounds. There is considerably more breast tissue than last September. If trying to pass as a male I have to be particularly careful about what shirts I wear.

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 38.5" ?

Tanner Stage Three

 

July 2002
No noticeable measurement difference from last month but shape and contours continue to improve. There has been a definite increase in tissue mass which is particularly obvious in that I fill more of the cups on the brassieres I own.

 

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 38.5"

Tanner Stage Three

 

 

August 2002
Again no measureable difference from the previous month but "something" is occuring since tops and brassieres are fitting better
(Playtex Seamless, 38 Nearly A).

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 38.5"

Tanner Stage Two/Three

 

September 2002
Okay, I'm stumped. Once again there is no measurable difference but there is definitely more noticeable development when wearing tight fitting tops. Unless a top is somewhat baggy breast development is fairly obvious; this is a significant change over just the last couple of months.

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 38.5"

Tanner Stage Three (?)

 

October 2002
Maybe, just maybe we are seeing a little growth over the last month. Breasts have been unusually sore which is ususally an indicator that something is going on. Sure doesn't appear that way from the http://www.picucci.net/Photos though.

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 38.5+"

Tanner Stage Three

 

January 2003
Its been a while since I posted an update. I thought that if I waited a little longer the results my be more pronounced.
Unfortunately I don't think there's really much noticeable difference from October.

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 38.5+"

Tanner Stage Three

 

February 2003
Alright, I don't think it is apparent from the image but I have noticed an increase in fullness. It does feel like an actual A cup is truly approaching. Hey, its not much but its something to strive for.

underbust measurement: 35"

overbust measurement: 39"

Tanner Stage Three

 

September 2005
Its been about 2 1/2 years since I last updated these http://www.picucci.net/Photos. There has been some continued development and I can actually find the occasional 38A bra that fits correctly. Hoorah! Unless something unusual happens this is pretty much the extent to which I will have any bust development and this is pretty typical - about a cup size smaller than my closest female relatives.

Tanner Stage Three / Four?

 

One should always have lofty goals to strive for...

before

Here is a side by side comparison from before starting hormone treatment to the most recent development.

after

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