The Story of a Trans Woman’s Face

March 29, 2018

facial feminization

Image credit: The New Yorker Magazine

The Story of Our Patient’s Facial Feminization Was Featured in The New Yorker Magazine

“Abby Stewart sometimes thought that she was born to be a teacher. At the small college in Colorado where she was an instructor in the biology department, she enjoyed preparing lectures for business or history …

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Asian Masseter Muscle Reduction

January 31, 2018

Reduction of the Masseter Muscle for Asian Patients (Surgical & Non-Surgical)

When undertaking any form of plastic or cosmetic surgery, it is critical to take into consideration each patient’s ethnicity. Different ethnic groups have different facial proportions and different cultural concepts of what constitutes ‘beauty’. A skilled plastic and craniofacial surgeon will take these into account and adapt surgical procedures accordingly. …

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Considering Facial Feminization? Unsure about V-Line Surgery vs. Feminizing Jaw Surgery?

January 24, 2018

Understanding the Differences Between V-Line Surgery and Feminizing Jaw Surgery is Critical

The Gender-Specific Differences of Male and Female Jaws

Typically, the male jaw is wider and taller than the female jaw. Men tend to have wider, heavier-set jawlines with a flatter base and a sharper angle between the chin and jaw. This gives the male jawline a prominent “square” look. Women’s …

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Long Face Syndrome and Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

January 13, 2018

What is Vertical Maxillary Excess? How can it be Corrected within the Context of Facial Feminization?

When a transgender person is seeking to undertake facial feminization surgery there are several relevant FFS procedures that may be recommended depending on existing facial structure and aesthetic goals. Some FFS procedures fall under the category of plastic surgery (soft tissues), others under craniofacial surgery (the underlying facial skeleton), and others yet under orthognathic surgery (surgery of upper and …

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The Problem With Chin Implants

October 18, 2017


Chin implants may be a popular choice for chin surgery but removing them is also one of the most popular revision surgeries that we perform.

Chin implants are typically used in chin surgery (genioplasty) to improve a “weak” or nonexistent chin, or within the context of Asian V-Line surgery. The popularity of chin implants has grown over the last few years …

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