About Facial Feminization
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 feminine. With many years of cosmetic facial surgery experience, our plastic surgeons can implement one cosmetic surgery or a combination of surgeries to alter the many aspects of your face. There are specific differences in facial features between men and women, such as hairline, the height and shape of the forehead, the arch of the brow, the fullness of the cheeks, the appearance of an Adam's apple, and more. During a private consultation, you will discuss with one of our plastic surgeons how you would like to look, what procedures are possible with your facial structure, how you would like to accomplish these goals, and much more. At our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL, we have an accredited AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) operating room where we can provide your surgeries one at a time or in combination.
SUITE OF PROCEDURES
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 if the surgeries can be done at the same time. We also offer noninvasive facial treatments with cosmetic injectable to augment and enhance the cheeks, lips, and more.
Adam's Apple Reduction
In a delicate procedure known as a tracheal shave, our plastic surgeon can reduce the appearance of the Adam's Apple by surgically removing thyroid cartilage at the throat.
Our brow lift procedure also can change the shape of your face. Browplasty can raise or reshape the eyebrows for well-defined arches.
To make the face softer, we can enhance the shape and contour of your mid-face with a synthetic cheek implant or with a fat transfer. We can also reduce the size of wide cheeks or soften a hardline facial profile.
To round out the shape of the chin, our plastic surgeons can perform a chin recontouring procedure (genioplasty or mentoplasty), which reduces the height and width of the chin.
To create a more feminine hairline, our forehead hairline correction or scalp advancement procedures can improve the look of a sloped masculine forehead.
To soften the angles of your jaw, we can surgically remove some of the jawbone to make your facial profile narrower, shorter, and rounder.
For long-lasting results in the upper and lower lips' size, proportion, and projection, our plastic surgeons can perform a lip lift and/or augmentation surgery. The least invasive route to take to change the fullness and projection of the upper and lower lips is to have routine injections of a facial filler.
Depending on the patient's overall facial balance and aesthetic goals, a rhinoplasty may be needed to make the nose more feminine (in length, width, and projection) especially if other features are changed in the process.
Facial Feminization Surgery Reviews
"I am the mother of a 16 year old transgender teenager (ftm). Dr. Schnitt and his entire staff were "trans-friendly" and compassionate. His calm, reassuring demeanor set my child's mind at ease since he had never had surgery of any kind before. Dr. Schnitt didn't just do a surgical procedure, he gave my son the opportunity to live a life that will allow him to be comfortable in his own skin and productive in life. For that I am eternally grateful!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Mar 23, 2017
"READ IF YOU ARE TRANSGENDER LOOKING FOR CONFIRMATION SURGERY 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. Dr. Drew Schnitt is an artist when it comes to faces. The staff would tell me how passionate he is about confirmation surgeries, and he definitely shows it! They are always sure to ask about my transition and life and general, they truly do make you feel accepted. Finally THE RESULTS which are astonishing! Dr. Drew and I had many conversations to make 100% sure we both knew what was to be expected in terms of results and recovery, but my expectations have been more than exceeded. I'm happier than I've ever been. I'm so happy the Inspire Team was part of my transition, and I'll definitely be going to them again for any further procedures!"- R.W. / Google / Feb 15, 2021
WHAT TO EXPECT
After the procedures are selected for your customized treatment plan, you can expect your plastic surgeon and his team to set up a surgery schedule for you. 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 post-operation 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.
It is very important to follow all the instruction given to you on how to care for your incisions once you are at home recovering. Most of the facial feminization surgeries require incisions. Taking great care of the treatment area will help ensure that the surgical wounds heal quickly and flat. We also recommend keeping all your follow-up appointments so we can monitor your healing progress.
Plan Your Procedure
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- In-Patient and Out-Patient
Smaller, Softer Features
During your initial consultation for facial feminization surgery, one of our trusted, experienced surgeons at Inspire Aesthetics will listen to your transformation needs, concerns, and aesthetic goals. We will also be assessing the angles and proportions of your face to decide which procedures will work best. If you would like 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.