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Facial Feminization Surgery

Feminizing Facial Surgery

The goal of facial feminization surgery, or feminizing facial surgery, is to transform the masculine features of the face to a more feminine or nonbinary appearance.

What are the steps of facial feminization surgery?

Facial feminization surgery includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – Surgical procedure

There are many procedures that can be performed to give the face a more feminine appearance. The requirements of each person will vary to obtain optimal results. Not every person will require full facial feminization. The procedures that are commonly employed to feminize the face include forehead contouring, hairline advancement, cheek augmentation, rhinoplasty, lip augmentation, jaw reduction, chin surgery, and Adam’s apple reduction.


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