Facial Feminization Surgery Specialist

The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute -  - Facial Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology Practice

The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute

Facial Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA

Facial feminization surgery isn’t a single procedure, but rather a collection of surgeries that target and correct physical male markers in your appearance. While this is common for male to female transgender patients, Dr. Jeffrey Jumaily and Dr. Robert Ruder of The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, California, can use these techniques for anyone who wants to reduce masculine components of their appearance. Call or click today to learn if you’re a candidate.

Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) Q & A

The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute

What is facial feminization surgery (FFS)?

A collection of surgical procedures, FFS procedures may vary widely between patients, depending on the masculine elements of your appearance that you wish to address. Procedures include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Brow lift
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Chin and jaw contouring
  • Facelift
  • Forehead contouring and reduction
  • Lip lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Trachea shaving

There are other, non-surgical procedures that may be combined with these and other techniques to accomplish the goals of feminizing your appearance. Meeting with Dr. Jumaily or Dr. Ruder is the first step. Discussing your expectations and matching these to the capabilities and limits of surgery is key to satisfactorily meeting your cosmetic goals.

What defines a face as masculine or feminine?

While there’s no precise formula that defines the difference between women and men’s faces, one of the most common indicators is forehead and eyebrow shape. If you’re biologically male, there’s usually a more prominent brow ridge as well as differences in the eye sockets that must be neutralized before a feminine facial profile can be achieved. The position of the lips and nose also suggests male or female appearance, so adjustments to these aspects may be necessary as part of FFS procedures.

Testosterone, the primary male hormone, causes changes to the body that emerge during puberty and create much of the male body definition. Taking puberty delaying hormones could help, except that few people have a chance to come to terms with transgenderism at such a young age.

How are FFS surgeries matched to the required male-to-female transitions?

Forehead contouring and brow lifts address the upper head issues that distinguish a feminine profile. The incision made to perform forehead contouring gets located depending on whether any hairline modifications are planned. It’s through this incision that the brow and orbital bones — those surrounding the eyes — are shaped to softer, more feminine contours.

Rhinoplasty and lip lifts may change the relationship between mouth and nose to match more typical female orientations. Shaving of the trachea can reduce the appearance of an Adam’s apple, which often defines the masculine profile of the neck.

Non-surgical techniques, such as Botox treatments and dermal fillers can augment the effects of FFS, creating the softer lines and smoother transitions typical of a woman’s face.