American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Facial Masculinization Surgery


The goal of facial masculinization surgery is to transform the feminine features of the face to a more masculine appearance.

What are the steps of facial masculinization surgery?

Facial masculinization 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 masculine appearance. The requirements of each person will vary to obtain optimal results. Not every person will require full facial masculinization. The procedures that are commonly employed to masculinize the face include forehead lengthening, cheek augmentation, rhinoplasty, jaw reshaping, chin contouring, and Adam's apple enhancement.


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