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Exercise to reduce chest size?

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I'm Ftm and have a big chest (DD).  I'm looking for advice on how to reduce my chest size over time as I lose weight and tone my muscles.  I'd love it if I could avoid top surgery but know that isn't realistic or is it?

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With having a larger chest, you do need top surgery. Doing exercises won't decrease your chest size, but it will make your pecs look more toned, and it'll benefit you in the long run with surgery. Having pecs helps dramatically with hiding scars, and muscles in general just help you pass better.

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I'm coming in late, but:


Aiden's right all around.


Unfortunately--and despite what exercise articles online imply--we can't really target certain areas of our bodies for weight loss. Our bodies are just going to lose fat from wherever they're predisposed to lose it, regardless of what we do. For me, I lose fat from everywhere except my butt, no matter how many squats and hip bridges I do.


Just do whatever diet and exercise regimen is healthy and manageable for you, and see what happens; maybe you'll end up with a small enough chest that you opt to just stick with a binder instead of seeking surgery. But like Aiden said, your current chest won't shrink enough to pass as male via diet and exercise alone. It probably won't make you feel better, but: my chest is around a 34B, and I'm definitely going to require top surgery. If I could diet and exercise my way to a passing male chest, it would've happened years ago.


Best of luck to you!

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While it's not possible to target certain areas for weight loss, putting on muscle especially in the chest will help reduce your breast size.  You can also change the way they look by putting on muscle in your shoulders and back.

So, I'd recommend hitting the weights.

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