Transgender patients present significant challenges for plastic surgeons. In our office, we provide the following procedures.
Augmentation – Even though on female hormones, breast do not develop as much, and often patients request augmentation.
Facial Feminization Procedures
Muscular features of the face, such as prominent forehead bone, cheek bone, or jaw and chin bone can be contoured to soften the appearance. These procedures change the shape of the facial bones to achieve more feminine appearances.
Forehead Contouring/Reduction – The eyes, eyebrows, and forehead are likely the most important areas in presenting gender. Masculine foreheads typically have a heavy bony ridge in the area just above the eyes and the beneath the eyebrows. Forehead contouring and reduction surgery involves shaping the forehead bones and orbital bones to remove the ridge, open up the appearance of the eyes, and create a more naturally feminine, softer appearance.
Jaw Contouring/Reduction – Contouring the jawline makes the whole face look narrower and thus more feminine.
Buccal Fat Removal – Reduction of cheek fat, to eliminate round, puffy cheeks and create better facial definition.
Thyroid Chondroplasty/Adams Apple Removal – This procedure is the surgical reduction of the Adams Apple, creating a more feminine neck contour. Additionally, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty are commonly performed to further augment the improvement in feminine appearances.
Rhinoplasty – Nose reshaping can reduce the size, width, profile (remove humps or depressions), nasal tip, and nostril shape.
Blepharoplasty – Upper and lower eyelid surgery can remove “bags” under the eyes and remove excess skin to open up the eyes. We do not offer gender reassignment procedures.