Facial Feminization Surgery

Posted by administration on September 12, 2016

Facial_Feminization_Surgery.jpgFacial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is a set of procedures performed in order to feminize and soften the facial features that are typically associated with the male gender. 

The face is our portal to interact with the outside world. The characteristics of a person’s face are often the first aspect we notice when approaching someone. In a glimpse, a person will subconsciously assess whether the person in front of them is male or female based on their facial structure.

FFS Procedures

Male and female faces have very distinguishing features. In general, a woman’s face will have softer, smaller, more delicate and rounder features with an oval-shaped face compared to the larger, more square-shaped face of a man. To achieve a more feminine face, Dr. Serota evaluates the patient and determines which areas need attention. Then the appropriate facial feminization surgery procedures from several available options will be selected. 

The forehead is one of the more common areas that needs attention and more than one surgical approach is available.  The hairline is frequently lowered and the eyebrows often raised - all via the same incision used to access the bone structure of the forehead. 

Other procedures focus on the size, projection and shape of the nose, chin and jaw.  Some of our FFS patients need a tracheal shave to reduce the visibility of the Adam's apple.  Adding cheek implants or infiltrating fat to the cheeks can add a nice feminine touch for many patients while procedures for the lips are also common. 

Individual Care

Although these are aesthetic guidelines, every patient is different. Dr. Serota understands that an individualized plan addressing each patient’s cosmetic concerns is the best way to optimize results with facial feminization surgery. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating your face. The procedures performed will be determined after detailed discussions and analysis, upon which you and Dr. Serota determine a very specific, personalized plan.

For more information about facial feminization surgery in location, please contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com.

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