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When going through HRT roughly how soon does the body start redistributing fat around the body???

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Hello,

I am just wondering, once starting the hormone replacement therapy how soon will I start to see a change/redistribution of fat around my body to when it moves more so to my hips, thighs and buttocks??
Also another important question, when will my skin start changing/ how long after hormone replacement therapy because these two I'm looking forward to haha :) Just also wondering how long til my facial contour will change/if it changes.

I just want to know a rough time line of these different changes specifically :)
asked Apr 23, 2012 in Hormones by rose-elliott (630 points)
    

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This fact sheet from the transgender health program at Vancouver Coastal Health may be of use:  

http://transhealth.vch.ca/resources/library/tcpdocs/consumer/hormones-MTF.pdf

See the section "What Changes Can I Expect, and How Soon? (Benefits)"

One of the things it says is: "The degree and rate of change depends on factors that are different for every person, including your age, the number of hormone receptors in your body, and how sensitive your body is to the medication. There is no way of knowing how your body will respond before you start hormones." 

It also goes into further detail. 

answered Apr 23, 2012 by zbgc-qa-admin (8,030 points)
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Hi rose-elliott,

Best wishes,

Chrisentiae
answered Apr 24, 2012 by chrisentiae (2,910 points)
edited Sep 15 by chrisentiae
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hi i'm 20 and i am planning to start hrt in two years is it a good age to star hrt to get optimal feminzation
answered May 28, 2012 by anonymous
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its never too late, but the earlier you start the better for example,in 18  and in already 3 weeks into my transition and the changes appeared really fast, a week in and i was already experiencing breast pain (still am) and my sking got so much softer in the  second week. the more changes you want to experience the earlier you should start.
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Don't let anyone tell you that nothing will happen for 6 months.  After just 2 weeks I measured (with tape) and I had grown around the chest (nipple area).  Some take 6 months, some 2.  I am on very high and prescribed doses given to me by my gyno.  My mother has huge breasts too, so genetics does play a huge part. No 2 girls will experience the same changes.   We are on this journey together, so never feel alone in qld.
answered Feb 14 by anonymous
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