What is Shock Hair Loss? Is it Permanent?
By Dr. Sara Wasserbauer, Surgical Hair Restoration Specialist
Hair loss after surgery often termed “shock loss”, is the loss of hair after surgery. Procedures such as follicular unit hair transplantation, hairline lowering (AKA scalp advancement), or indeed any significant scalp surgery (especially those requiring general anesthesia) can cause this temporary shedding of hair. This condition …Read more
What is Female Pattern Hair Loss and How is it Different from Men?
Women with receding hairlines and or thinning hair are experiencing what is known as female pattern hair loss, a fairly common occurrence. The condition varies slightly from male pattern baldness but can have a much greater impact because of less forgiving social norms regarding the appearance of women in …Read more
Choosing the right plastic surgeon to perform your facial feminization surgery can be a confusing and overwhelming process, for trans and cisgender women alike. Like any major decision in your life, it pays to do thorough research before making your final choice, because choosing the wrong surgeon could entail significant consequences. An inexperienced …Read more
The lips are one of the most prominent areas of the face and a primary point of direct focus during interpersonal communication and intimate human connection. As such, the mouth and the surrounding area provide major opportunities for individuals looking to rejuvenate and feminize their appearance.
Some of the most common procedures for feminizing the lips are …Read more
If you’re considering facial feminization surgery you may also want to take a look at non-surgical, non-invasive facial treatments AKA “liquid facial feminization”. Of course, feminization without surgery will not produce the same dramatic results that surgical feminization will produce, but there are several facial treatments that will …Read more
Fat transfer (AKA fat grafting, fat injection, or lipofilling) is a popular surgical technique that is often used in facial feminization surgery. The procedure involves harvesting your body’s own fat cells, typically from your abdomen or inner thigh, and transferring them into facial areas such as under the eyes, into the lips, chin, or the cheeks, …Read more
Everything You Need to Know about FFS
Facial feminization surgery (FFS) includes a series of plastic and craniofacial surgical procedures designed to feminize the face. FFS is ideal for trans women and non-transgender women who want a more feminine facial appearance. These surgeries can reduce the size and shape of the forehead, alter and …Read more
Redoing Facial Feminization: Why is it sometimes necessary?
Facial feminization surgery is a highly complicated cluster of procedures that involve a lot of “moving parts”. And, like any plastic or craniofacial surgery that is performed for aesthetic purposes, sometimes the results fall short of patient expectations. In fact, 15% of all facial …Read more
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 the time. This text outlines the basic differences between male and female facial morphology, as …Read more
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 Underground track on the stereo and his eyes trained on a sedated patient strapped to …Read more