Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a life-changing procedure for transgender and cisgender women who find their facial features too masculine. A common concern for these women is whether their hairline can be improved with FFS. Although FFS will create some improvements, additional procedures are often necessary for optimal results.
What is Facial Feminization Surgery?
Facial feminization surgery (FFS) refers to a variety of procedures that alter the facial contours for a more feminine appearance. Men often have larger, more angular noses, wider jaws, and broader foreheads than women. FFS alters these features to create a feminine look and procedures can be combined based on each patient’s individual needs and desired goals.
Some of the procedures performed at the Deschamps-Braly Clinic include rhinoplasty, forehead reduction, jaw shaving, chin augmentation, cheek enhancement, and lip augmentation. An Adam’s apple reduction is also a popular procedure that enhances the feminine aesthetic, and it is one that Dr. Deschamps-Braly has pioneered.
How Will Facial Feminization Surgery Improve My Hairline?
The male forehead is much broader and projected than a female forehead and the hairline sits farther back. A receding hairline can make the forehead look even more masculine and different surgical techniques can be used to combat this temporal recession.
The amount of hair loss around the temples and the desired shape of the hairline will impact how much improvement can be achieved with FFS. Forehead feminization or forehead reduction is performed with an incision along the hairline. The hair-bearing skin is then pulled forward to lower the hairline.
Since the incision is made at the central area of the forehead, it is difficult to target the receding hair along the sides of the forehead and face. Dr. Deschamps-Braly can create some improvement with FFS alone but often combines it with a hair transplant surgery 9 months after the initial surgery.
Additional Hair Transplant Procedures
PRP therapy with microneedling can effectively enhance the results of your FFS procedure and help you achieve fuller, thicker hair. Once your forehead and the hairline have completely healed after FFS, the lowered hairline can be complemented with thicker hair to eliminate the signs of temporal hair thinning. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and these growth factors are naturally found in your blood, making this a safe procedure with naturally beautiful results. When PRP is injected into the scalp, it stimulates new hair growth directly from the hair follicles.
Schedule a Consultation
FFS is a big decision, and it is Dr. Deschamps-Braly’s goal to help women feel like themselves inside and out. He can meet with you one-on-one to discuss your unique goals and develop a customized combination of procedures that help you achieve your desired look. Schedule a consultation today by calling his office or filling out an online contact form.
Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a board-certified plastic and craniofacial surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery, orthognathic (jaw) surgery, and craniofacial surgery for adults and children. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders and innovators in facial gender confirmation surgery.