Jaw Reduction Surgery, FFS, and Asymmetrical Jaws
Nothing in nature is truly symmetrical and all faces have a degree of asymmetry. But if your face has a more pronounced form of asymmetry, a range of approaches used during facial feminization surgery (FFS) can be helpful.
Many areas of the face can appear asymmetrical – from the hairline and forehead down …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 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, you may be an ideal candidate for facial feminization surgery if you feel …Read more
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 and jaw. This gives the male jawline a prominent “square” look. Women’s …Read more
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 category of plastic surgery (soft tissues), others under craniofacial surgery (the underlying facial skeleton), and others yet under orthognathic surgery (surgery of upper and …Read more
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 (Polynesian) face.
So before you select a plastic and craniofacial surgeon for …Read more
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 cisgendered women (female assigned female at birth) who are born with “masculine”-looking features and who are want to appear more feminine.
What features make a woman’s face appear “masculine”?
The most common complaint we hear from our female patients who are seeking …Read more
It might seem like an uncomfortable thing to talk about, but sometimes a plastic surgery procedure may not turn out as you expected causing great stress and a lack of confidence. Either your surgeon was not as skilled or qualified as you were led to believe, and/or, …Read more
Long format surgery may take 6-12 hours, is it safe to be “under” for this long?
Sometimes it is recommended to undertake several plastic surgery procedures during one session. This is known as a long format surgery, which may take anywhere from 6-12 hours in duration. Most often we recommend long format plastic surgeries for either Pan Facial Rejuvenation, Facial Masculinization, or …Read more