Facial Feminization Surgery London
- What is Facial Feminization Surgery, FFS?
- What are the benefits of Facial Feminization Surgery, FFS?
- Am I the ideal patient for Facial Feminization Surgery, FFS?
- Does Facial Feminization Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
- How long is the procedure?
- What about the scars following Facial Feminization Surgery?
- Will a special garment be required after Facial Feminization Surgery, FFS?
- What reassurance do I have with Facial Feminization Surgery, FFS?
- How long is the recovery time?
- What about the results?
- What are the risks of Facial Feminization Surgery?
Facial Feminization surgery (FFS) refers to Plastic Surgery Procedures which are combined to alter the male face to bring the features closer in shape and size to those of an average female face. The concept of feminizing the male face was promoted by Douglas Ousterhout during the 1980s and 1990s in the USA, who popularised the term FFS combining various bony and soft tissue procedures using well established Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery techniques.
FFS has become increasingly sought after by Transgender women, since FFS is considered just as important or for some, more important than Gender Reassignment Surgery, GRS or SRS, because it enables them to integrate socially as women. While most FFS patients are Transgender women, some women who are conscious of their faces being too masculine will also undergo FFS.
Facial Feminization Surgery, FFS Procedures
Hairline correction, Hairline Lowering Surgery
Hairline correction or advancement is used to lower the hairline, reduce the height of the forehead and correct the normal male temple recession to give a more rounded female hairline. The Hairline lowering foreheadplasty is commonly combined with Browlift Surgery or Brow Contouring Surgery. Where significant hair line recession, male pattern hair loss has occurred, Hair Transplantation may be necessary.
Forehead, Brow Contouring Surgery
The typical male forehead has prominent brow ridges, frontal bossing, with a relatively flat upper forehead. The aim of Brow Contouring Surgery is to reduce the frontal, brow bossing and shape the forehead to give a more feminine smooth, gently curved forehead with the eyebrows above the supra-orbital ridges or bony rim of the socket. Hydoxyapatite may be used to provide a smooth appearance of the forehead. Brow Contouring is frequently combined with Hairline lowering and Brow lift surgery.
Brow Lift Surgery
Brow Lift Surgery is a Plastic Surgery procedure performed to elevate the eyebrows to a feminine curve, arching above the bony rim of the orbit, in a Male to Female Transgender patient.
Rhinoplasty, Nose Job
The Rhinoplasty, Nose Job in Male to Female Transgender patient aims to soften and refine the nose to give a more feminine appearance. The Nose Job frequently requires reduction in the size of the nose, narrowing of the bony nose and nostrils, together with refinement and lifting of the nose tip to give a natural female nose or feminization of the nose.
Cheek Implant Surgery, Cheek Enhancement
Cheek Enhancement is a Plastic Surgery procedure frequently used to give a feminine facial shape, with full cheeks and heart shaped face. Cheek Augmentation can be achieved by the use of Cheek Implants, Fat Grafting or Dermal Filler injections. Cheek Implant Surgery is commonly combined with Jaw, Chin Shaping Surgery and Brow Contouring Surgery to give a full Facial Feminization, FFS.
Chin Shaping, Chin Contouring Surgery
Chin Shaping Surgery is used to reduce the typical male chin which is larger, more square with prominent corners. Feminization surgery for the chin involves reduction in the height and shaping of the chin to give a more feminine appearance. Chin Contouring Surgery is commonly combined with Brow Contouring, Cheek Implant Surgery and Thyroid Cartilage (Adam’s Apple) Reduction. Liposuction of the neck may also be used to remove excess fat.
Jaw Contouring Surgery
Jaw Contouring, Jaw Shaping Surgery is an operation is reduce the normal wide male jaw and also the height of the jaw to achieve a more feminine facial appearance. BOTOX injections can be used to reduce large masseter muscles which cause a Square Jaw appearance.
The Lip Lift is a Plastic Surgery procedure to reduce the length of the upper lip, to give a more feminine shape and position of the upper lip. The Lip Lift is commonly combined with Lip Enhancement.
Lip Enhancement, Lip Augmentation
Lip Enhancement is a procedure to give shapely, fuller feminine upper and lower lips to feminize the lips in a Male to Female Transgender patient. Lip Enhancement can be performed using Dermal Fillers or Lip Implants.
Thyroid Cartilage Reduction, Adam’s Apple Reduction
Surgery to reduce the prominent Thyroid Cartilage, Adam’s Apple, is a frequent operation to feminize the neck. It is commonly combined with Chin Shaping, Brow Contouring and other Facial Feminization Surgery, FFS.
Other Facial Procedures, Treatments
Facial Feminization Surgery, FFS provides dramatic changes to the male face which enables Male to Female Transgender patients to fully live in the female role with confidence. However, many ancillary facial treatments or procedures may be necessary to achieve the optimum results. Various Facial Surgery procedures such as Eyelid Lift, Blepharoplasty, Face Lift, Neck Lift together with Skin Care Programs including Skin Peels, Obagi Blue Peel, will complete the Facial Feminization Surgery Program.
The optimum procedure for you will depend on your goals and specific anatomy.
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