Facial Feminization Surgery – A Complete Guide to FFS

September 27, 2018

Facial Feminization Surgery – A Complete Guide to FFS

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 …

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Most Frequently Revised Facial Feminization Surgeries

September 26, 2018

Redoing Facial Feminization – the Four Most Frequently Revised Surgeries

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 …

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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, you may be an ideal candidate for facial feminization surgery if you feel …

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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 and jaw. This gives the male jawline a prominent “square” look. Women’s …

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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 category of plastic surgery (soft tissues), others under craniofacial surgery (the underlying facial skeleton), and others yet under orthognathic surgery (surgery of upper and …

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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 (Polynesian) face.

So before you select a plastic and craniofacial surgeon for …

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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 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 …

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If Your Plastic Surgery has “Gone Wrong” There are Several Options Available to You

February 26, 2017

If Your Plastic Surgery has “Gone Wrong” There are Several Options Available to You

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, …

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Is Long Format Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery Safe?

August 28, 2016

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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 …

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Congratulations. You’re beautiful, but are you “feminine”?

April 7, 2016

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Beauty is often mistaken for femininity with regards to facial features – especially within the context of gender-related plastic surgery such as facial feminization (FFS).

Therefore, it is critical to note that there is a world of difference between aesthetic beauty and a truly feminine face.

A common type of operation we perform is surgery to correct a previous surgeon’s work for an unsatisfied or …

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