Facial feminization surgery (FFS) encompasses a broad range of procedures to feminize a face that are performed to alleviate gender dysphoria. This dysphoria is due to a discrepancy between a person’s gender identity and that person’s assigned sex at birth. FFS helps a transgender woman transition physically to their chosen gender and prevent misgendering by society.
Facial Feminization Surgery Overview
There are many procedures that can be done to feminize a face as many facial features reflect gender differences. Commonly performed procedures include scalp advancement (hairline lowering), brow lift, forehead contouring, rhinoplasty, upper lip lift, jaw contouring, chin contouring, and tracheal chondroplasty (tracheal shave). The extent of surgery is customized and tailored to each individual patient’s goals.