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

April 7, 2016


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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Surgery With World Class Instruments

March 25, 2016

STILLE Instruments: Setting a High Standard

STILLE Instruments are the highest quality surgical instruments available in the world. They are created to provide the sharpest, most precise cutting while reducing surgical hand fatigue. Based in Sweden, STILLE has been developing and creating leading edge medical devices since the 1800s.

The Importance of Quality Instruments

Dr. Deschamps-Braly could be described as a perfectionist. He performs highly specialized plastic and craniofacial procedures. And, in order to achieve the best possible results, he only uses the highest quality surgical tools available.

As a surgeon, tools and instruments are almost an extension of your hands and you want the best “feel-driven” option available. STILLE tools including forceps, needle drivers, and scissors offer precise movement and tactile feedback in a different way than other instruments.

Because he is so particular about the tools and instruments he uses on patients, Dr. Deschamps-Braly only uses STILLE and KLS Martin instruments, even taking them with him when he performing surgery outside of his office. He is also a STILLE Ambassador, representing the brand within the medical community. (more…)

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Debunking Three Common Myths About Female Hairlines

February 9, 2016

Demystifying 3 Common Myths About Feminine Hairlines

By Dr. Sara Wasserbauer, Surgical Hair Restoration Specialist

If you are trying to achieve a more feminine facial appearance, you may know that hair, and specifically the shape and height of your hairline, is a major component of this transformation.

Your hairline frames and defines your face, making it a particularly important component of feminization or Facial Feminization Surgery.

For example, a masculine-shaped hairline will make a small nose or long eyelashes appear more masculine; whereas a softer, more feminine hairline can feminize a face, even if you have a strong jaw line and thick brows.

There is a wealth of information—and misinformation—on the Internet about the female hairline, including shapes and heights. With this in mind, we want to demystify some common misconceptions and debunk popular myths to ensure that you have all of the information you need when considering your options. (more…)

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