Facial Gender Affirming Surgery

What is facial gender affirming surgery?

Facial Gender Affirming is a group of surgeries or procedures that are performed to make the face more feminine in Facial Feminization Surgery or more masculine in Facial Masculinization Surgery. We perform Facial Feminization Surgery more frequently because testosterone works so effectively on the facial structures.

Facial Gender Affirmation
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Who can benefit from facial gender affirming surgery?

Anyone who wants a more feminine or masculine surgery. We often seen Transgender Women who are interested in feminizing procedures as part of their transition. However, these can be useful for Nonbinary people who are looking for a more androgynous look or Cisgender women who want to look more feminine. Both Cisgender and Transgender men may benefit from implants or liposuction to give a more square or defined jawline.

What procedures are involved?

Procedures that may be included with Feminizing Facial Gender Affirming Surgery:

  • Hairline lowering
  • Hair transplantation
  • Browlift
  • Forehead bossing reduction
  • Eyelid lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Lip lift
  • V-line Surgery
  • Genioplasty
  • Chin augmentation
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Tracheal shave (chondrolaryngoplasty)

What is forehead bossing or hairline advancement?

These procedures are often performed together to feminize the upper 1/3 of the face. We know from scientific studies that this is the most important area of the face for the recognition of gender. Since they can all be done through the same incision, we often talk about them together.

What is a hairline bossing reduction procedure?

In forehead bossing reduction, we make an incision at the hairline or in the hair and set back the bone causing the bossing to make a smooth forhead with more open eyes.

What is forehead bossing recovery like?

Patients should plan for at least one week off from work following a forehead bossing reduction. After surgery, your face may be wrapped with a dressing which is taken off the first day after surgery. Patients should keep their head elevated and avoid strenuous activity for several weeks.

Is there scarring after a forehead bossing reduction?

Scars from forehead bossing surgery are well-hidden within the hair or at the hairline, so you can wear your hair any way that you please. The incision is pink in the beginning, but fades over time.

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