In March’s first blog we discussed facial feminization at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery. In this second springy blog, let’s get into what some of those procedures with Dr. Nagy may entail.
Procedures involved with facial feminization
Facial feminization with Dr. Nagy may include some of these procedures:
- Forehead contouring — In men, the bony ridge above the eye sockets tends to be more pronounced. In women, the outline of the forehead tends to be higher, smooth, and more vertical. To make the forehead appear more feminine, Dr. Nagy may remove part of the forehead bone, reshape it, and put it back in place.
- Eyelid modification — To feminize the upper eyelids, excess tissue can be removed.
- Cheek augmentation — Women tend to have prominent round cheeks in the middle third of their faces, as more fat is concentrated there. To feminize the cheeks, Dr. Nagy can use cheek implants. Or, the cheekbones can be fractured and moved. Fat transfers can also be used.
- Rhinoplasty — The male nose is much larger and wider than the female nose. Rhinoplasty can reduce the overall size and the angles of the nose.
- Lip lift and augmentation — Female faces tend to have a shorter distance between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip. Male faces also have long upper lips. A lip lift can shorten the distance between the lip and the nose and create a shorter, more curled lip. Lips can be augmented through implants, dermal fillers, or fat grafting.
- Mandibular angle reduction — Male jaws are typically larger and broader than female jaws. The jaw can be reduced and narrowed by sculpting or removing outer layers of the lower jaw.
- Chin width reduction — The male chin is taller than the female chin and tends to be more square-shaped. To shorten and narrow the chin, a horizontal cut is made along the chin bone and a small wedge of bone is removed.
- Tracheal shave — The Adam’s apple is a completely male phenomenon. Dr. Nagy can minimize this cartilage by making a small incision under the chin to gain access to reduce and reshape it.
- Lowering the hairline — Female hairlines tend to be located lower than male hairlines. During hairline lowering surgery, an incision is made at the meeting point of the hair-bearing and non-hair-bearing skin. The scalp is then raised, placed back, and fixed to the bone. Excess forehead skin is removed.
- Hair transplantation — Men are more prone to hair loss in the upper forehead. They also tend to have an M-shaped hairline that recedes at the temples, while women tend to have a rounded hairline. By taking individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp and transplanting them into balding areas Dr. Nagy can create these changes.
These are some of the basic procedures we may perform at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery for our facial feminization patients. If you are interested and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Nagy, please give us a call at (770) 753-0053.