What Is Facial Feminization Surgery?
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is a collection of male to female surgery procedures designed to naturally feminize a patient’s appearance, giving them the facial features they should have be born with. FFS can involve any combination of the following feminizing surgeries depending on each individuals needs: hairline advancement; browlift; forehead contouring; orbital rim contouring; eyelid surgery; cheek augmentation; rhinoplasty; upper lip lift; chin augmentation; neck lift; face lift; or tracheal shave. Learn more about FFS procedures here »
Facial Feminization can also include non-surgical injectibles like Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse,or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
What Should I Know About FFS?
There are specific features that distinguish a masculine facial appearance from a feminine facial appearance:
- Hairline : gently curved
- Forehead : shorter and flatter
- Brow : delicate arching, minimal bony prominence
- Eyebrow : thin, arched
- Eyes : larger
- Nose : narrower, shorter, delicate
- Lips : fuller, curvier, top turned up
- Cheeks : fuller, apple-like
- Chin/Jaw : delicate, oval shape
- Trachea : flat, smooth
- Hairline : M shaped
- Forehead : higher and angled backward
- Brow : flat, thick, heavy, bony prominence
- Eyebrow : thick, bushy, flat
- Eyes : smaller and deep set
- Nose : long, strong, wide, prominent
- Lips : thin, flat
- Cheeks : flat, depressed
- Chin/Jaw : angled, prominent
- Trachea : protruding and bulky
FFS will transform those features that are more masculine and make them naturally feminine allowing you to feel authentic and to feel you are finally in the place where “THE BODY TOUCHES THE SOUL.”
What Does the Procedure Involve?
The process will begin with a private consultation with Dr. Rumer. At that time, she will perform a complete evaluation and together you will devise a plan that will help you to achieve the exact results you are looking to obtain. Most FFS procedures are done under general anesthesia in the hospital or surgicenter and are done on an outpatient basis, so you will be asleep for the procedure and you will go home the same day. The amount of time you will spend in surgery varies from procedure to procedure and will be longer if you have decided to have multiple procedures done at the same time.
How Long Is Recovery and When Can I Resume My Normal Activities?
Recovery times from Facial Feminization Surgery vary with procedures. Typically expect to be resting and relaxing the first week after your surgery. You have some swelling and bruising which will all go away quickly. You should be able to go back to work in one to two weeks or sooner provided your work is not too strenuous. You can resume strenuous activity in four weeks.