“Throughout life, you don’t find yourself once, you have to find yourself again and again, and continue to find yourself “- by Sarah Claire
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is a set of procedures performed in order to feminize and soften the facial features that are typically associated with the male gender. To achieve a more feminine face, the surgeon evaluates the patient and determines which areas need attention. He then selects the appropriate FFS procedures from a rather long list of available options.
Facial gender confirmation surgery aligns the person “inside” with who we are “outside”, and includes a wide range of reconstructive and aesthetic surgical procedures that work to reshape masculine facial features to make them appear more feminine:
- Hairline Advancedment
- Forehead Reduction and Contouring Surgery
- Eyebrow Lift
- Rhinoplasty (Nasal Surgery)
- Cheek Enhancement (Augmentation & Reduction)
- Lip Lift and Lip Filling
- Chin Recontouring (Genioplasty)
- Jaw Contouring (Reshaping or Tapering)
- Adam’s Apple Reduction (Tracheal Shave)
The goal of facial feminization surgery is to transform the masculine features of the face to a more feminine appearance. Facial feminization surgery is performed as either a single procedure or as multiple staged procedures. Surgical manipulation of the bone and soft tissues of the face create a feminine appearance. There are many techniques used to perform facial feminization surgery, and many factors should be taken into consideration when choosing which options are best-suited for each individual. Click on the procedure links on this page to learn more about these and other FFS procedures.”
What Is Gender Dysphoria?
Gender dysphoria involves a conflict between a person's physical or assigned gender and the gender with which he/she/they identify. People with gender dysphoria may be very uncomfortable with the gender they were assigned, sometimes described as being uncomfortable with their body (particularly developments during puberty) or being uncomfortable with the expected roles of their assigned gender.
The gender conflict affects people in different ways. It can change the way a person wants to express their gender and can influence behavior, dress
People with gender dysphoria may allow themselves to express their true selves and may openly want to be affirmed in their gender identity. They may use clothes and hairstyles and adopt a new first name of their experienced gender. Similarly children with gender dysphoria may express the wish to be of the opposite gender and may assert they are (or will grow up to be) of the opposite gender. They prefer, or demand, clothing, hairstyles and to be called a name of the opposite gender. (Medical transition is only relevant at and after the onset of puberty.)
Some transgender and gender-nonconforming people may prefer gender-neutral or gender-inclusive pronouns when talking to or about them. “They” and “