Male-to-female facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a set of surgical procedures designed to modify facial features and create a more feminine appearance for transgender women. FFS can help align a person’s facial characteristics with their gender identity.
Here are some common procedures that may be included in facial feminization surgery:
⦁ Forehead Contouring: Forehead contouring involves reshaping the forehead to reduce its prominence and create a more feminine brow and hairline. This can include procedures such as forehead recontouring, brow lift, or hairline advancement.
⦁ Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, can help refine and feminize the nose. This may involve reducing the size, reshaping the tip, or altering the nasal bridge to achieve a more feminine appearance.
⦁ Cheek Augmentation: Cheek augmentation enhances the volume and projection of the cheeks to create a softer and more feminine contour. This can be achieved through implants, fat grafting, or dermal fillers.
⦁ Lip Augmentation: Lip augmentation can involve procedures such as lip lift, lip fillers, or lip advancement to enhance the fullness, shape, and feminine appearance of the lips.
⦁ Jaw Contouring: Jaw contouring can involve procedures such as jaw reduction or reshaping to soften the jawline and create a more delicate and feminine facial structure.
⦁ Chin Contouring: Chin contouring can involve procedures such as chin reduction or reshaping to create a more feminine and proportionate chin profile.
⦁ Adam’s Apple Reduction: Adam’s apple reduction, also known as tracheal shave, is a procedure to reduce the prominence of the laryngeal prominence (Adam’s apple) to achieve a more feminine neck contour.
It’s important to note that each person’s facial feminization surgery plan is individualized based on their specific needs and desired outcomes. The procedures included can vary, and multiple procedures are often combined to achieve the desired results.
Consultation with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in facial feminization surgery is essential. They will evaluate your facial features, discuss your goals, and develop a personalized surgical plan to help you achieve a more feminine facial appearance.