At Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeries focus solely on the face and neck. We’ve recently expanded our expertise into facial feminization surgery. Facial feminization surgery encompasses a broad range of procedures whose goal is to change masculine facial features into feminine features. For instance, surgery, implants, and possible fillers can change a rectangular prototypical male chin area into a more triangle feminine chin.
Dr. Celeste Nagy heads up our facial feminization surgeries. As a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, she performs these procedures through our Atlanta and Alpharetta offices.
In these two springy March blogs, let’s get into facial feminization at Beaty.
Why do patients need facial feminization?
Many facial features, such as the eyes, jaw, and brow, reflect gender differences. While other parts of the body can be covered with clothing, that’s obviously not the case with our faces. For transgender people who have a gender identity that differs from the sex assigned to them at birth, altering these characteristics can be essential in their transition. These changes can help our transgender patients avoid harassment and discrimination.
Would I be a good candidate to have facial feminization surgery?
Good candidates for facial feminization simply want a masculine feature or features about their face to soften and become more feminine. These are individualized procedures unique to each person, as are the criteria for who would be a good candidate.
The most important aspect about candidacy is that the patient wants facial feminization for themselves, not for a partner, spouse, or friend, and certainly not to fit into some sort of societal ideal.
You could be a good candidate for facial feminization if:
- You have been diagnosed with persistent gender dysphoria
- You have been living as a member of your desired sex
- You are the age to make consent
- You have a positive outlook with realistic expectations
During your consultation, Dr. Nagy and you will discuss all the aspects of the procedure or procedures you’re seeking. Your session should provide answers to any questions you have, preparing you to move forward with your plans.
In March’s second blog, we’ll get into some of the procedures Dr. Nagy performs for these transforming surgeries. Until then, if you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nagy, please call us at (770) 753-0053 to make your appointment.