If you are a female transitioning into a male, we would like to offer you a consultation for our facial masculinization surgery at Inspire Aesthetics in Fort Lauderdale or Delray Beach, FL. When you look in the mirror, you may find some gender-specific facial details, such as the angles of your jaw and chin, the absence of an Adam’s apple, a short brow, and softer features. Our plastic surgeons can surgically masculinize your face, so when you look at the mirror, you see a face that looks authentically you.
The Anatomical Qualities
Of Masculine Faces
Masculine facial features typically exhibit distinct anatomical characteristics that differentiate them from feminine ones, such as a prominent jawline with well-defined angles, broad and flat foreheads, and a pronounced brow ridge. The male skull is also usually much larger than the female skull, which can’t be changed. But we can still enhance your facial attributes to appear as a male face would: more angular, with wider, larger features.
Many of our female-to-male patients in transition also take part in hormone therapy to increase testosterone production, which leads to thicker facial hair growth and other masculine facial features. We aim to help patients understand the FMS procedures that will give them maximum impact and the best results. FMS can greatly improve your self-esteem, confidence, and appearance during and after the transition.
Facial Masculinization Surgery Corrects:
- Jawline softness
- Lack of defined facial angles
- Narrow or round cheeks
- Weak chin
- Delicate brow ridge
- Feminine nose shape
- Soft or full lips
- Excessive facial fat
- Rounded or wide jaw
- Under-defined neck and jawline
The Facial Masculinization Suite Of Procedures
Facial masculinization surgery includes a comprehensive suite of procedures to enhance and emphasize masculine facial features. Depending on your unique needs, your procedure may include jawline contouring, chin augmentation, cheek implants, rhinoplasty, and more.
Adam’s Apple Enhancement
Adam’s apple enhancement augments the laryngeal prominence (Adam’s apple). It involves the placement of a synthetic implant or a cartilage transplant in the throat area. The surgeon makes a small incision in the neck and positions the implant or graft. Over time, the body’s tissues integrate with the implant or graft, resulting in a more masculine neck contour.
Rhinoplasty reshapes and enhances the appearance of the nose. A skilled surgeon can modify the nose’s size, shape, and structure, addressing features such as the nasal bridge, tip, and nostrils. The goal is to create a nose that aligns with your desired masculine appearance, typically by increasing the nasal bridge’s prominence and refining its contours.
Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the volume and definition of the cheeks. The surgeon makes small incisions inside the mouth or along the natural creases of the face to insert synthetic implants into the targeted areas of the cheeks. The cheek implants are sized and shaped to give you a more masculine mid-face shape.
Chin augmentation improves the appearance of the chin by enhancing its size and projection. The chin can be made to appear longer and square (instead of round or oval). This can be produced with a synthetic implant (the size and shape are selected after a consultation) or a contouring surgery (genioplasty or mentoplasty) to make the chin more masculine.
Forehead lengthening alters the appearance of the forehead, typically performed to make a female’s forehead resemble a taller, more masculine one with a brow ridge. Our plastic surgeon can create a new hairline further back on the scalp to increase the perceived length of the forehead, use an implant to create the brow ridge and lengthen the forehead.
Jaw contouring enhances the appearance of the jaw by creating a wider and sharper jawline. This can be done using synthetic implants to augment and reshape the jawline. Alternatively, surgical methods can be used to reshape the jawbone itself. These techniques contribute to a more masculine appearance by widening and sharpening the angles of the jaw.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you would like to learn more about our facial masculinization surgery at Inspire Aesthetics, we would be happy to schedule you for an appointment. You will consult with one of our experienced plastic surgeons in a private room. This is your time to ask questions, raise concerns about the risks of surgeries, and express your aesthetic goals with our surgeon. Call and schedule your appointment today at our offices in Fort Lauderdale or Delray Beach, FL.