Facial Masculinization Surgery

ART Surgical and Dr. Angela Rodriguez provide gender-affirming care for trans men in San Francisco and nationwide. Dr. Rodriguez meets with each patient to understand their goals for facial masculinization surgery. She then creates a personalized treatment plan that includes surgical and non-surgical options.

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What is Facial Masculinization Surgery?

Facial masculinization surgery is a group of procedures that enhance the masculinity of the face. Surgical procedures often involve reshaping bones or soft tissues to change facial features. Procedures may include forehead contouring, nose reshaping, or enhancements to the jaw or chin.

Many trans men begin their gender-affirming journey with hormone therapy. Hormones can begin to emphasize certain features. Face masculinization surgery can yield significant enhancements.

Non-surgical procedures can provide temporary results. Facial masculinization surgery yields permanent changes to facial features.

Facial Masculinization Surgery Options

Forehead Contouring:

This procedure involves reshaping the bone and soft tissue to emphasize the forehead.


As one of few gender surgeons who are active members of the Rhinoplasty Society, Dr. Rodriguez has a unique philosophy and approach. She performs endonasal or closed rhinoplasty. This approach reduces the amount of trauma and swelling and yields more predictable results than a conventional rhinoplasty.

Jaw Augmentation:

In this procedure, implants create a more angular jawline.

Chin Reshaping:

Through implants and reshaping of soft tissue, the chin can be made more prominent and angular.

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Planning for Surgery

Dr. Rodriguez leads her patients through their journey, from initial consultation through post-surgical care. Before facial masculinization surgery, she will discuss your goals, expected results, and next steps.

Our staff will answer your questions and explain the surgery and what to expect in the weeks afterward.

Before surgery, contact your insurance company or our team to understand your coverage.

On the day of your surgery, ask a friend or family member to accompany you to your surgery and drive you home afterward. 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.

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What to Expect During Recovery

Facial masculinization recovery time depends on the procedure and healing ability. Your recovery can range from a few weeks to a few months. We will provide post-operative care instructions for your recovery needs.

Following your surgery, Dr. Rodriguez will discuss next steps in your transformative journey.

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Patient Stories

Dr. Rodriguez founded ART Surgical to make transgender care compassionate and personalized. Each individual is on their own transformative journey. Dr. Rodriguez spends time understanding each patient’s goals. Hear from our patients who are on journeys to being their true selves with Dr. Rodriguez by their side.

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To learn more about the procedures for facial masculinization and how Dr. Angela Rodriguez and her team will guide you through the process, book a one-on-one consultation.