Archive for the ‘Facial Feminization Surgery’ Category

Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery: Facial Feminization Surgery and Facial Masculinization Surgery

September 19, 2018

Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery: Facial Feminization Surgery and Facial Masculinization Surgery Published in Clinics In Plastic Surgery, July 2018 “Facial feminization surgery was pioneered in the 1980s to provide options for trans women who were having difficulty with their outward appearance. This process presented a novel application of craniofacial surgery at…

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Interview with Dr. Deschamps-Braly, Transgender Women’s Favourite Surgeon

September 10, 2018

ICYMI: Dr. Deschamps-Braly’s interview in the London Times Magazine The Times, June 16 2018 “In the bright light of a San Francisco operating theatre, a surgeon in blue scrubs, orange clogs and green plastic gloves sits on a stool with his arms folded, his left leg bouncing to the Velvet…

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Key Elements of Facial Feminization for Women with Masculine-Looking Faces

September 5, 2018

Key Elements of Facial Feminization for Women with Masculine-Looking Faces Facial feminization surgery is typically associated with gender confirmation surgery for transgender individuals. However, the same procedures may also help non-transgender women who feel they have masculine faces and want to appear more feminine. If you are a cisgender female,…

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What is Forehead Reduction (Contouring or Reshaping) Surgery?

July 31, 2018

  What is Forehead Reduction (Contouring or Reshaping) Surgery? Forehead reduction surgery (AKA forehead reshaping and contouring) is a craniofacial surgical procedure typically performed for aesthetic purposes and as a part of facial feminization surgery. The procedure requires the highly advanced surgical skill set of a cross-trained surgeon who is…

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The Story of a Trans Woman’s Face

March 29, 2018

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 majors…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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African American Facial Feminization Surgery

September 26, 2017

Feminizing the African American Face If you are of African American heritage and seeking to have facial feminization surgery (FFS) it’s critical to understand that what constitutes a typically female African American face may be vastly different — aesthetically and structurally — than a typical European, Asian, or even Hawaiian…

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Women With Masculine Looking Faces

September 18, 2017

Facial Feminization Surgery for Women Often when we talk about facial feminization we are referring to the surgery within the context of transgender individuals. However, there is another set of circumstances wherein facial feminization surgical procedures may be incredibly useful: for cis-gendered women (female assigned female at birth) who are…

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