Facial Feminization Surgery

Facial feminization can help you uncover your most authentic self, especially with the help of one of the leading facial feminization experts in the world. Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a board-certified plastic and craniofacial surgeon specializing in facial feminization – he is one of the world’s leading pioneers in surgery of the face for transwomen looking to achieve a more feminine appearance. Facial feminization encompasses many different techniques and procedures, and Dr. Deschamps-Braly can tailor a unique approach at our premier, world-class clinic here in San Francisco.

Because you and your journey toward your true self are unique, your facial feminization procedure will be, too. During a private consultation with our team, we will explore your unique goals for facial feminization and develop a personalized approach to creating, refining, and uncovering your feminine self.

Dr. Deschamps-Braly offers a wide variety of surgical techniques designed to create a more feminine appearance. We’ll work with your specific aesthetic and identity to help you reach a higher level of confidence.

Hairline-Lowering Surgery

Hairline-lowering surgery can help advance the hairline, reducing the appearance of a prominent masculine forehead. The overall shape of the hairline can also be altered to be more feminine.

Forehead Reduction and Contouring

The brow can play an important role in the overall aesthetic of the face. Forehead reduction and contouring can reduce the protrusion of a heavy or masculine brow for a softer, more feminine look.

Brow Lift (Browplasty)

The brow lift can be used to smooth wrinkles and sagging, as well as reshape the overall aesthetic of the brow. For transwomen, the brow lift can be used to achieve a more feminine position and shape to the brow.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Rhinoplasty is often one of the central aspects of facial feminization. Because a greater degree of prominence factors into a masculine nose, reducing nasal humps or protrusions can create an intrinsically more feminine appearance.

Cheek Enhancement (Augmentation & Reduction)

Rounder, fuller cheeks, as well as more prominent cheekbones, are hallmarks of a feminine face. Cheek enhancement and reduction can reshape the cheeks to create an overall more feminine shape to the profile.

Lip Lift and Lip Filling

Fuller, more feminine lips are one of the most sought-after traits by transwomen. A lip lift and lip filling can expose more of the pink area of the lips while adding more volume to further enhance the overall femininity of the face.

Chin Recontouring (Genioplasty)

A masculine chin tends to be prominent and angular, and chin recontouring can soften the appearance of the chin to contribute to a more feminine aesthetic. This procedure creates a more rounded, smoother look by reshaping the underlying structure.

Jaw Contouring (Reshaping/Tapering)

The jaw tends to be one of the primary concerns for trans patients. A male jaw tends to be wider and squared whereas a female jaw tends to be rounded and tapered. Jaw contouring can help reshape the jaw for a more feminine appearance.

Adam’s Apple Reduction (Tracheal Shave)

For many transwomen, an Adam’s apple reduction is an essential part of facial feminization. Reducing or “shaving” this prominent cartilage can get rid of this characteristically masculine feature.

Earlobe Reduction & Reshaping

The overall shape and projection of the earlobes can be a factor contributing to a masculine look. Earlobe reduction and reshaping can be used to achieve a smaller, slighter, more feminine quality to the earlobes.

Fat Transfer (Fat Grafting)

The feminine face tends to have a softer, rounder quality thanks to a higher degree of facial fat. Fat transfer involves collecting fat tissue from an area of the body and injecting it into the face in areas like the cheeks or lips to create a more feminine aesthetic.

Ethno-Specific Facial Feminization

Effective facial feminization always takes into account a patient’s ethnic or racial background, striving to make changes in line with these important traits. Ethno-specific facial feminization considers key differences in racial backgrounds with a unique approach to each patient.