Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is emerging as one of the top plastic surgery procedures. It reaches out and helps a lot of people. Specifically, in regards to gender confirmation. It helps transgender patients, and females with masculine facial features identify themselves with their true gender.
The great thing about FFS surgery is that it can be customized to meet your desires.
An important part of a consultation with Dr. Mardirossian is assessing those desires and making a list of FFS surgeries that can help customize your face. We’ve created this post to help you know and understand some options that are at your disposal. All of them fall under the FFS category of ‘shaving and contouring’.
The shape of the mandible is so important in distinguishing gender. As a female, you want a narrow and soft contour to your jaw and chin. Mandible contouring is a way you can get it.
The procedure involves accessing the mandible body and chin through tiny incisions in the mouth. Precise instruments and Dr. Mardirossian’s steady hands are used to smoothen the jaw and reshape the chin. The result is a naturally feminine appearance with no visible facial scarring.
A large or protruding Adam’s apple is a male feature that some females are unfortunately born with. The great thing about a tracheal shave procedure is that it reduces or eliminates the appearance of the Adam’s apple with a short downtime and no visual facial scarring.
It’s a routine procedure that involves removing the excess cartilage around the vocal cords. Because direct visualization is used, the procedure is extremely effective.
The eyes are the center and most important feature of the female face. A forehead contouring procedure is used to enhance this feature. It produces an oval shaped, smooth forehead that allows light to enter the eyes and enhance beauty. The downtime is relatively short—usually only one to two weeks.
A jaw shaving and reduction procedure helps soften the jawline to give it a more feminine appearance. The before and after photos of patients who have had the procedure are remarkable and demonstrate a dramatic feminine improvement.
Chin shape can vary greatly. Chin shaving and implants can be used to give your chin a refined and smooth appearance. Like jaw shaving, chin shaving can dramatically change the look of the face.
Mandible contouring, tracheal shaving, forehead contouring, jaw shaving and reduction, and chin shaving can be used to enhance the feminine features of your face. In end result of each will be a face that supports your true gender. Arrange a consultation with Dr. Mardirossian so you can sit down and discuss the look you want and deserve to have. A new, customized face will soon be yours.