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Congratulations. You’re beautiful, but are you “feminine”?

April 7, 2016

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Beauty is often mistaken for femininity with regards to facial features – especially within the context of gender-related plastic surgery such as facial feminization (FFS).

Therefore, it is critical to note that there is a world of difference between aesthetic beauty and a truly feminine face.

A common type of operation we perform is surgery to correct a previous surgeon’s work for an unsatisfied or unhappy patient. Often, attempts to make the face more beautiful may not have achieved the primary goal of making the face more feminine.

In nearly all cases, revision surgeries are necessary because what constitutes masculinity or femininity in the patient’s facial features has not been successfully captured or represented. The patient may appear more beautiful, but not “feminine” or “masculine” – as is their desired gender representation. (more…)

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