What Happens as You Age After Having Facial Feminization Surgery?

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) relieves gender dysphoria and can be a life-changing procedure for the physical and mental health of many patients. Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a leading provider of FFS and offers FFS along with many other gender-affirming treatments to customize treatment for each patient he treats.

What is FFS?

Facial feminization surgery involves a combination of several procedures to alter the structure of the forehead, nose, lips, chin, cheeks, and more. This surgery is life-changing for transgender women but can also be performed on non-transgender women who desire a more feminine appearance. Some procedures involved in FFS include:

  • Lowering the hairline and reducing the forehead
  • Shaving down the Adam’s apple
  • Rounding the cheeks
  • Recontouring the jawline
  • Filling and lifting the lips
  • Slimming the nose
  • Lifting the eyebrows

Long-Term FFS Results

Although patients who have undergone FFS still face noticeable signs of aging, they still enjoy their results for many years. Some patients have commented that they are aging gracefully and still look more feminine than they did before surgery. FFS permanently alters underlying structures like bone and cartilage. Even though you may develop deeper facial folds and wrinkles, a softer jawline, or thinner skin, these outer signs of aging will not affect the results of your surgery. As you age, you can touch up your results with a facelift or non-surgical methods such as Botox or dermal fillers to maintain a beautiful, youthful appearance.

Long-Term FMS Results

Aging affects the results of facial masculinization surgery (FMS) similarly. FMS is another gender-affirming surgery that helps men achieve a more masculine appearance. The Adam’s apple can be augmented, the nose broadened, and the jawline contoured to create definition. Everyone’s face ages in a similar way since skin loses laxity and structure over time. The jawline can be recontoured with surgical and non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments as you age.

Additional Gender-Confirming Procedures

Many transgender men and women may also choose to undergo “top” surgery to augment or tone the chest and “bottom” surgery for genital reconstruction. Although Dr. Deschamps-Braly specializes in facial plastic surgery and does not perform body procedures, he can suggest some of the best surgeons to visit for additional procedures.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Deschamps-Braly specializes in gender-confirming surgeries and cosmetic treatment and has even developed his own technique to reduce the Adam’s apple. At Deschamps-Braly Clinic, you can expect expert medical knowledge and a team whose goal is to help you gain confidence. Schedule a consultation by calling our office at 415-877-6585 or filling out an online contact form