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Facial Feminization Surgery

At Inspire Aesthetics, we want you to feel good about yourself inside and out. Our plastic surgeons offer facial feminization surgery for patients who wish to make their facial features softer and more feminine. With many years of cosmetic facial surgery experience, our plastic surgeons can implement one cosmetic surgery or a combination of surgeries to alter many aspects of your face, helping you achieve feminine facial features that look authentically you.

The Anatomical Qualities
Of Feminine Faces

A feminine facial appearance is characterized by certain anatomical qualities that differ from masculine features, such as the hairline, the height and shape of the forehead, the arch of the brow, the fullness of the cheeks, the appearance of Adam’s apple, and more. Feminine faces often include softer contours, fuller lips, rounder cheeks, and a more delicate chin. Achieving these attributes can help individuals align their appearance with their internal sense of self.

About Facial Feminization Surgery

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a comprehensive set of surgical procedures that alter facial features to align them with a more feminine appearance. Typically sought by transgender women and non-binary individuals, FFS encompasses techniques such as forehead reduction, rhinoplasty, jaw contouring, lip lift, Adam’s apple reduction, and more. The goal is to enhance physical appearance and help individuals achieve a more congruent and authentic representation of their identity.

With the goal of changing the face from masculine to feminine, your facial feminization surgery will be planned by our plastic surgeon based on your health, the types of surgeries required, and whether the surgeries can be done in one session. We also offer noninvasive facial treatments with cosmetic injectables to augment and enhance the cheeks, lips, and more. At our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL, we have an AAAASF-accredited operating room where we can provide your surgeries one at a time or in combination.

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Facial Feminization Surgery Corrects:

  • Masculine forehead and brow bone
  • Prominent Adam’s apple
  • Square or prominent jawline
  • Bulbous or wide nose
  • Thick or undefined lips
  • Heavy or low-set eyebrows
  • Angular or prominent chin
  • Lack of cheek fullness
  • Masculine facial proportions

Your Facial Feminization Surgery Consultation

During a private consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, you will discuss how you would like to look, what procedures are possible with your facial structure, how you would like to accomplish these goals, and more.

Our surgeons will select the appropriate combination of surgical and nonsurgical procedures to address your specific goals. After selecting the procedures, your plastic surgeon will set up a surgery schedule for you.

The Facial Feminization Suite Of Procedures

Our trusted, experienced surgeons at Inspire Aesthetics will listen to your transformation needs, concerns, and aesthetic goals. We will also assess the angles and proportions of your face to decide which procedures will work best. Depending on your needs, your facial feminization plan may include one or several of the following procedures.

Adam’s Apple Reduction

Adam’s apple reduction, also known as tracheal shave, involves the reduction or reshaping of the prominent thyroid cartilage, a feature more pronounced in male necks. By minimizing the visibility of the Adam’s apple, patients can achieve a smoother, more feminine neck contour.

Brow Lift

A brow lift, or browplasty, involves reshaping the forehead and elevating the eyebrows to create a softer, more feminine appearance with well-defined arches. Reducing the prominence of the brow bone and raising the eyebrows enhances the overall femininity of the face.

Cheek Augmentation

Cheek augmentation enhances the shape and contour of the mid-face to create a softer, more feminine appearance. This can be achieved through synthetic cheek implants or fat transfers. Conversely, cheek reduction can reduce the size of wide cheeks to soften a harder facial profile.

Chin Recontouring

Chin recontouring (genioplasty or mentoplasty) aims to refine the chin’s appearance, often reducing its height, width, and angularity. It involves reshaping the jawline, decreasing chin prominence, or adjusting its proportions to achieve a softer, more delicate contour.

Forehead Reduction

Forehead reduction creates a more feminine hairline by addressing the appearance of a sloped masculine forehead. This may involve forehead hairline correction or scalp advancement, both aimed at reducing the size of the forehead and adjusting its slope.

Jaw Contouring

Jaw contouring reshapes the jawline to achieve a softer and more feminine appearance. It may involve reducing the size and prominence of the jawbone, as well as sculpting the angles to create a rounder, less angular, and more feminine facial contour.

Lip Lift

Lip lift procedures enhance the size, proportion, and projection of the upper and lower lips, effectively changing the fullness and projection of the lips. Alternatively, dermal fillers can also enhance lip volume and shape to temporarily create a more feminine appearance.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty focuses on reshaping the nose to create a more feminine and balanced appearance. It can involve reducing the size of a prominent or masculine nose, refining the nasal tip, and adjusting the overall contours to harmonize the nose with the rest of the face.

Testimonials

Why Our Patients Love Us

My name is Ria and I am a transgender woman. I was seeking FFS to help with my dysphoria and I cannot express how happy I am that I chose Inspire. Firstly I have to mention the staff who have all been so caring and sweet and helpful through the whole process, answering any question I had almost immediately, they made me feel very comfortable and confident as my own self every time they were caring for me.

-R.W.
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Facial Feminization Surgery: What To Expect

The surgery may be performed in our office or at a local hospital. A general anesthesia is typically used for facial feminization surgeries. You may be asked to stay overnight for observation if you have a combination of surgeries at one time. Our team of postoperative nurses will monitor your progress during recovery and help manage your discomfort.

You will be given aftercare instructions before your discharge on how to care for your incisions to prevent unnecessary scarring and infection. Most facial feminization surgeries require incisions. Taking great care of the treatment area will help ensure surgical wounds heal quickly. Please attend all follow-up appointments so we can monitor your healing progress.

Facial Feminization

Before & Afters

*Each patient is unique, and individual results may vary.
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Facial Feminization Surgery FAQs

Who is a good candidate for facial feminization surgery?

Good candidates for facial feminization surgery are individuals seeking a more feminine facial appearance and who are in good overall health. Please consult our board-certified plastic surgeons to determine if facial feminization surgery is suitable for your specific needs.

How long is the recovery period?

Recovery time varies depending on the procedures performed, but patients can typically expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several weeks. Full recovery may take several months, and it’s crucial to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions.

Are the results of facial feminization surgery permanent?

Yes, the results of facial feminization surgery are generally considered permanent. However, it’s essential to note that the aging process will continue to affect your appearance over time.

Can I combine facial feminization surgery with other gender-affirming procedures?

Yes, many individuals choose to combine facial feminization surgery with other gender-affirming surgeries, such as breast augmentation. Combining procedures can be more efficient and may help reduce overall recovery time. Please discuss your options with our surgeons.

Schedule Your Consultation

Inspire Aesthetics is a premier plastic surgery practice committed to helping you achieve remarkable results that look authentically you. If you want to learn more about our surgical and nonsurgical treatments to make your face look more feminine, please call and schedule a consultation appointment at our office in Fort Lauderdale or Delray Beach, FL. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve aesthetic results that conform to your true identity.

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