Yes, MTF individuals can undergo facial feminization surgery (FFS) without undergoing other forms of transition, such as hormone therapy or gender confirmation surgery. Facial feminization surgery is a set of procedures that are designed to alter the facial features to create a more feminine appearance.

FFS typically involves a combination of surgical techniques that can include procedures such as forehead contouring, brow lift, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), jaw reshaping, chin contouring, lip augmentation, and other facial procedures. The specific procedures recommended may vary depending on the individual’s goals and facial features.

Some MTF individuals may choose to undergo facial feminization surgery as their primary step in their transition journey or as a standalone procedure. The decision to pursue FFS without other forms of transition is a personal one and can be based on individual circumstances, preferences, and desired outcomes.

It’s important for individuals considering facial feminization surgery to consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in transgender healthcare. They can assess the individual’s facial features, discuss goals and expectations, and provide recommendations for the most appropriate procedures to achieve the desired feminine appearance.

MTF individuals can undergo facial feminization surgery (FFS) without other forms of transition, such as hormone therapy or gender-affirming surgery. However, there are a few things to consider before making this decision.

  • FFS is a major surgery. It is important to be aware of the risks and complications of FFS before making a decision about whether or not to have the surgery.
  • FFS may not be covered by insurance. If you are considering FFS, it is important to check with your insurance company to see if the surgery is covered.
  • FFS may not be necessary for everyone. If you are happy with your gender expression and do not experience significant dysphoria related to your facial features, then FFS may not be necessary for you.

Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to undergo FFS is a personal one. You should discuss your options with your doctor and make the decision that is right for you.

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:

  • The Trevor Project:
  • GLAAD:
  • Trans Lifeline: