Innovations in facial feminization surgery (FFS) have allowed surgeons to make a face align with traditionally female facial features. It often alters typical male features, such as forehead shape and nose size, to give the patient a more feminine and delicate appearance. The most drastic FFS focuses on recontouring the brow, chin, eye sockets, cheeks, and jawline. Though it is not technically a part of feminizing the face, many patients also choose to reduce their Adam's apple or reshape the neck. Depending on the patient's desires, rhinoplasties, lip fillings, brow lifts, and cheek implants may also be used to complete the FFS experience.
Due to its extensive nature, facial feminization surgery can be very expensive, particularly in the United States and United Kingdom. Fortunately, many of the surgeons who specialize in FFS have refined their expertise abroad, and the cost is far less prohibitive there. Our partner clinics all contain qualified and experienced surgeons who can work with you to create a natural and harmonious look.
The first step to getting facial feminization surgery will be extensive consultations to determine how much you want to feminize or alter your face. FFS tends to provide several different surgical procedures at once. Patients can choose to use the same surgeon for all of the surgeries, or they can choose to work with surgeons at our clinics who specialize in different procedures. For example, an altered hairline, forehead recontouring, and a brow lift will often be done at the same time. Depending on the individual needs and physical health of the patients, the entire process may require several surgery dates, or it can be a single day event. Recovery can be lengthy because so many surgeries are done. Most patients can return to their regular activities after a few weeks, but it may take several months for all swelling to go away.
Though facial feminization surgery is typically recommended for transgender patients who have undergone hormone therapy, anyone who wants to look more feminine can benefit from the surgery. Typically, patients are only a good candidate for such an extensive cosmetic surgery if the bones of their skull are no longer growing. The techniques for FFS have been refined for decades, so they can help any person get a more traditionally feminine face.