What Is Facial Feminization?

Facial feminization is a type of cosmetic surgery that involves altering the features of a person’s face to make them appear more feminine.

It is a specialized procedure that is typically performed on transgender women or individuals who identify as non-binary, but it can also be performed for aesthetic purposes.

Facial feminization surgery may include various procedures, such as a brow lift, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, jaw contouring, and lip augmentation, with the selected procedures being tailored to your unique personal goals. Dr. Leif Rogers, MD, FACS will call upon his extensive training and surgical expertise to work with you to create a customized treatment plan.

Facial feminization in Beverly Hills & Pasadena with Dr. Leif Rogers often forms an important step in a patient’s gender confirmation journey, and our compassionate team feels honored when they get to be a part of this important process. If you’d like to learn more about how facial feminization can benefit you, reach out and set up your initial consultation today.

Who Qualifies for Facial Feminization?

Generally, individuals who may be interested in facial feminization surgery are those who are seeking to change their facial appearance to align with their gender identity. This may include transgender women, non-binary individuals, and gender non-conforming individuals. However, not all transgender or non-binary individuals may desire or need facial feminization surgery. 

The decision to undergo facial feminization surgery should be made after careful consideration and consultation with a qualified medical professional. It is important to note that there is no set criteria for who qualifies for facial feminization surgery. Each individual’s situation is unique, and the decision to undergo surgery should be made on a case-by-case basis.

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The Day of Your Procedure

Facial feminization surgery is a major surgical procedure, and as such, it is typically performed under general anesthesia. This means that you’ll be asleep for the duration of your procedure and won’t feel a thing while Dr. Rogers performs his work.

The duration of your facial feminization procedure will vary according to the specific procedures being performed, the extent of the surgery, and the technique Dr. Rogers will be using. Typically, the procedure can take several hours to complete.

As part of your preoperative consultation, Dr. Rogers will give you a clear idea of his surgical techniques and everything you can expect to experience on the day of your procedure, along with a detailed understanding of what you can expect from the recovery process.

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What Are The Benefits Of Facial Feminization?

Facial feminization is a procedure that often works to bring a patient’s appearance more directly in line with their preferred gender identity. As such, this procedure can significantly enhance a patient’s quality of life, enabling them to free themselves from any gender dysphoria they may have been experiencing. Additional benefits often include:

  • Improved self-confidence
  • Improved psychological well-being
  • More feminine facial features
  • Better social integration
  • Enhanced facial harmony
  • Long-lasting results

Your Postoperative Recovery Period

After your facial feminization surgery, you may need to stay in the hospital for one or more nights, giving Dr. Rogers and his team a chance to monitor your recovery and manage any discomfort or pain. Most patients can expect to see significant improvement in their facial appearance within several weeks to several months after the surgery, though you’ll experience a degree of swelling and bruising immediately following the procedure. 

Dr. Rogers and his team will schedule follow-up appointments that enable them to monitor your healing progress and ensure that you’re recovering nicely. When you’re ready to learn more about what facial feminization in Beverly Hills & Pasadena with our team can do for you, reach out to set up your initial consultation.

Facial Feminization Surgery FAQ

What are the potential risks and complications of facial feminization surgery?

Are non-surgical options available for facial feminization?

Can facial feminization surgery help with reducing the appearance of Adam's apple?

What are the potential risks and complications of facial feminization surgery?

While facial feminization surgery is generally safe, like any surgery, it carries potential risks such as bleeding, infection, scarring, and temporary numbness. It's important to discuss these concerns thoroughly with your surgeon to ensure informed decision-making.

Are non-surgical options available for facial feminization?

Yes, non-surgical options for facial feminization include dermal fillers for volume enhancement, Botox for wrinkle reduction, and makeup techniques to accentuate feminine features. These can provide temporary changes without the need for surgery.

Can facial feminization surgery help with reducing the appearance of Adam's apple?

Yes, certain facial feminization surgery procedures, such as tracheal shave, can reduce the prominence of the Adam's apple, contributing to a more feminine neck contour.

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