Yes, FFS can affect your ability to wear makeup in a few ways.

  • The shape of your face may change. FFS can change the shape of your face, such as by reducing the size of your brow bone, jawline, or chin. This can affect how makeup looks on you, as you may need to use different products or techniques to achieve the desired look.
  • Your skin may become more sensitive. FFS can also make your skin more sensitive, which means that you may need to use gentler makeup products and avoid products that contain harsh chemicals or fragrances.
  • You may have scarring. Some FFS procedures can leave scarring, which can affect how makeup looks on you. You may need to use products that are designed to cover scars, or you may need to adjust your makeup application technique.

However, it is important to note that the impact of FFS on your ability to wear makeup will vary from person to person. Some people find that their ability to wear makeup is not affected at all by FFS, while others find that they need to make some adjustments. If you are considering FFS, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor or a makeup artist about how the surgery may affect your ability to wear makeup.

Here are some tips for wearing makeup after FFS:

  • Use gentle products. Look for makeup products that are labeled as “hypoallergenic” or “sensitive skin.” These products are less likely to irritate your skin.
  • Avoid products with harsh chemicals or fragrances. These ingredients can also irritate your skin.
  • Start with a good base. Use a primer to help your makeup stay on and to create a smooth, even surface.
  • Use light layers. Don’t apply too much makeup at once, as this can make your skin look cakey.
  • Set your makeup with powder. This will help your makeup stay on longer and prevent it from smudging.
  • Touch up as needed. Throughout the day, check your makeup and touch up as needed.

Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) typically does not directly affect your ability to wear makeup. FFS focuses on altering facial features to create a more feminine appearance, but it does not impact your ability to apply makeup.

After undergoing FFS, you may experience some temporary changes to your facial skin due to swelling and bruising, which are normal after surgery. However, as the healing process progresses, any temporary effects on the skin should subside, and you should be able to resume wearing makeup as usual.

In fact, many transgender women find that after FFS, they feel more confident and comfortable wearing makeup, as the surgical changes enhance their facial femininity, making makeup application even more enjoyable.

If you choose to wear makeup, it’s essential to use gentle and hypoallergenic products, especially during the early stages of the recovery process when your skin may be more sensitive. Your surgeon or skincare specialist can provide guidance on suitable skincare products and makeup that can be used safely after FFS.

Always follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully and avoid applying makeup directly on incision sites until they are fully healed. Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgical team to ensure a smooth recovery and address any concerns or questions you may have about makeup application after FFS.