Facial feminization surgery includes several procedures that make the face more feminine. These procedures can include forehead contouring, adjusting the hairline or a tracheal shave. Other procedures include eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, facelift, lip enhancement, and more.
To align their physical appearance and gender identity, transgender individuals often start with hormone therapy. Feminine features can be further enhanced through facial feminization surgery.
Dermal fillers, Botox, and facial feminization with makeup or prosthetics are temporary. However, feminizing facial surgery permanently alters facial features.
At ART Surgical, our team is dedicated to fully preparing you for your facial feminization procedures. We will provide you with all the necessary information and address any questions or concerns you may have.
We recommend a couple crucial steps ahead of your surgery. First, contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage. Second, ask a friend or family member to accompany you to your surgery and drive you home afterward. On the day of, we will notify your designated point person of your progress once you are ready for discharge. We will then release you into the care of your friend or family member and go over care instructions with you.
Learn about the process to begin your surgical journey, including letters of support from mental health providers.
Our primary goal is to make your surgical experience as comfortable and successful as possible. We are here to support you every step of the way.
Recovery from facial feminization varies by procedure. Surgery often causes tenderness, bruising, and swelling. Dr. Rodriguez and ART Surgical will manage pain and post-op care. We'll help you adjust to daily life as you heal. As you recover, Dr. Rodriguez will discuss next steps in your transformational journey.
Each patient is on their own transformation journey with Dr. Rodriguez as their guide. If you'd like to see before and after photos of facial feminization surgery, click below.