Facial Feminization and Jaw Surgery: Which Comes First?
Many people – including those considering facial feminization – need orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery) to correct functional and aesthetic issues with their teeth, chewing and/or jaw structure. These include:
Underbite – the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth and the chin appears large because the lower jaw protrudes
Overbite – the upper teeth overlap …
Jaw Contouring for Facial Feminization Surgery and Extraction of Wisdom Teeth
If you are considering facial feminization surgery (FFS) and you haven’t had your wisdom teeth removed, we recommend an analysis of the state of your teeth and an integrated approach to any surgeries required.
Removing your wisdom teeth – or any other corrective surgery to your jaw – can impact the …Read more
Like many people, transfeminine individuals often focus on their nose and might wonder if nose surgery (rhinoplasty) alone might be enough to give them the feminine appearance they are seeking.
It’s natural to want fast results so you can present your feminine self to the world as soon as possible. The masculine nose tends to be larger than that of a …Read more
It is quite common for women to feel that specific facial features may make their face appear too masculine. But when you consider the options for making your face look more feminine, it is important to consider all of your facial features and how they relate to each …Read more
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