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Facial Feminization

Facial feminization surgery is a comprehensive approach designed to help transgender women and individuals seeking a more feminine appearance achieve their desired aesthetic goals. This transformative procedure addresses various facial features such as the hairline, forehead, eyebrows, nose, cheeks, lips, jawline, and Adam’s apple to soften masculine characteristics and enhance feminine contours. Dr. Fahradyan offers this personalized facial transformative surgery to reshape the face and enhance feminine aesthetics, allowing for more authentic expression of self.

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Feminine Beauty

Facial feminization is a combination of surgical procedures to modify the facial appearance, making it more congruent with feminine features. Typically sought by transgender women or individuals seeking a more feminine appearance, this transformative journey encompasses a range of interventions, including hairline advancement, forehead contouring, orbital reshaping, and eyebrow lift, which collectively soften masculine features and refine facial contours. Additionally, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, upper lip lift, and lip augmentation work harmoniously to enhance feminine characteristics and proportions. Mandibular angle reduction, genioplasty, and Adam’s Apple reduction further contribute to creating a more feminine silhouette, ensuring that every aspect of the face reflects the individual’s true self.By softening and refining the facial structure, facial feminization creates a more harmonious and gender-affirming facial profile, helping individuals feel more comfortable and confident in their identity.

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Facial Feminization May Include:

  • Hairline advancement (forehead reduction)
  • Forehead contouring (frontal sinus set back and contouring)
  • Orbital reshaping and contouring
  • Eyebrow lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Upper lip lift
  • Lower and upper lip augmentation
  • Mandibular angle reduction and contouring
  • Genioplasty
  • Reduction of Adam’s Apple (chondrolaryngoplasty)

Techniques Used for Facial Feminization

FOREHEAD AND BROW BONE CONTOURING

Forehead and brow bone contouring techniques are integral to achieving a more feminine facial appearance. Forehead contouring involves surgically altering the frontal bone to create a smoother, rounded contour, contributing significantly to facial feminization. Concurrently, brow bone reduction reshapes the frontal sinus and brow ridge to diminish masculine features. Dr. Fahradyan carefully removes or shaves down excess bone and tissue, resulting in a softer and more harmonious profile, essential for a feminine aesthetic.

HAIRLINE ADJUSTMENT

Hairline adjustment involves modifying the position and shape of the hairline to achieve a more feminine appearance. Dr. Fahradyan can lower or reshape the hairline to reduce the forehead’s height and create a softer, rounder contour. This is particularly important for individuals with a high or masculine hairline, as it contributes to the overall harmony of the face.

ORBITAL RESHAPING AND CONTOURING

Orbital contouring in facial feminization reshapes the eye area’s bony structures, reducing brow ridge prominence and refining orbital rims for a softer, more feminine appearance. This meticulous surgical technique enhances facial harmony, minimizing masculine features and supporting a smoother transition between the forehead and upper face, ultimately aiding in the expression of authentic gender identity.

EYEBROW LIFT

Eyebrow lift is key in facial feminization, enhancing the eyebrows for a youthful, feminine look. This procedure targets the brows, raising them to a higher position, resulting in more open and alert eyes. It enhances facial harmony, empowering individuals to embrace their true selves confidently.

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RHINOPLASTY

Rhinoplasty plays a crucial role in facial feminization by refining the nose for a more feminine appearance. This surgical technique addresses nasal proportions, contours, and angles to harmonize with feminine facial features, enhancing balance and symmetry. With the expertise of our plastic surgeon, patients can expect natural-looking results that complement their journey toward facial feminization, boosting confidence and self-assurance.

CHEEK AUGMENTATION

Cheek augmentation enhances cheek contours for a more feminine appearance, utilizing implants or fat grafting to add volume and definition. This procedure harmonizes facial features, creating a softer, more youthful profile. With our skilled plastic surgeon, patients achieve natural-looking results, boosting confidence in their facial feminization journey.

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UPPER LIP LIFT

This surgical technique shortens the distance between the upper lip and the base of the nose, resulting in a fuller, more youthful upper lip with a defined cupid’s bow. By restoring balance and proportion to the lips, the upper lip lift contributes to a softer and more harmonious facial profile.

UPPER AND LOWER LIP AUGMENTATION

Upper and lower lip augmentation enhances lip volume and shape for a feminine appearance in facial feminization. Using techniques like dermal fillers or fat grafting, our skilled surgeon customizes each procedure to the patient’s facial anatomy and goals. The result? Fuller, more defined lips that blend seamlessly with other features, promoting a softer, balanced facial profile.

MANDIBULAR ANGLE REDUCTION, CONTOURING, AND GENIOPLASTY

Mandibular angle reduction, contouring, and genioplasty are essential procedures in facial feminization, designed to refine jawline aesthetics for a more feminine appearance. Mandibular angle reduction and contouring soften the lower face width, enhancing its shape and definition for a harmonious result. Genioplasty focuses on reshaping the chin to achieve a more delicate and proportionate profile. Together, these procedures harmonize facial features, creating a softer, more feminine jawline that complements other feminization techniques.

REDUCTION OF ADAM’S APPLE (CHONDROLARYNGOPLASTY)

Reduction of Adam’s Apple, medically known as chondrolaryngoplasty, is a key procedure in facial feminization surgery, aimed at softening the prominence of the laryngeal prominence or “Adam’s Apple.” Our skilled plastic surgeons reduce the size of the thyroid cartilage, creating a smoother, more feminine neck contour, and enhancing facial harmony.

FAcial FEMINIZATION FAQS

WHO IS A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY?

Facial feminization surgery is suitable for transgender women, individuals undergoing gender transition, or anyone seeking to soften masculine facial features and achieve a more feminine appearance. Ideal candidates have realistic expectations and are in good physical and mental health. Our experienced plastic surgeon works closely with each patient to personalize treatment plans and ensure safety and satisfaction.

WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE INVOLVED IN FACIAL FEMINIZATION?

The key techniques used during facial feminization address various facial features such as the hairline, forehead, eyebrows, nose, cheeks, lips, jawline, and Adam’s apple to soften masculine characteristics and enhance feminine contours. . Dr. Fahradyan will examine your face, discuss your goals, and curate a personalized surgical plan.

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME FOR FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY?

Recovery times can vary, but most individuals can expect some swelling and bruising for the first few weeks. Full recovery typically takes several months, during which patients should avoid strenuous activities. Dr. Fahradyan will provide specific guidelines during the consultation.

ARE THERE ANY VISIBLE SCARS AFTER FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY?

Dr. Fahradyan aims to minimize visible scarring by placing incisions within the hairline or in discreet locations along the natural creases of your face. While some scarring is inevitable, Dr. Fahradyan takes all available measures to minimize its visibility. Furthermore, he also provides detailed aftercare guidelines to make the scars fade over time.

HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS OF FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY LAST?

The results are typically permanent. However, the aging process will continue to affect your facial appearance over time.

Why Choose
Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a distinguished board-eligible plastic surgeon with a fellowship in craniofacial surgery from the University of Southern California. His commitment to excellence is exemplified by his personalized approach — he carefully evaluates each patient’s unique facial contours and discusses their goals to ensure safe, naturalized results that conform to their goals. If you’re considering facial feminization or any facial surgery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan today.

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