Male-to-Female Transgender Surgery: Options for Facial Feminization

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Manchester, Nashua, and Nearby Areas of New Hampshire


Facial feminization As you begin exploring how transgender surgery can transform your appearance, it is important to understand the variety of options available to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Facial feminization is an important aspect for many of our patients and can be achieved through a number of surgical procedures. In consultation with Dr. Robert Feins, you can select the procedures that are right for you. These may include:

Brow Lift or Temporal Lift

With a brow lift or a temporal brow lift (which only lifts about the third or corners of the brow), you can achieve the higher, arched and tapered brows that are associated with more feminine faces.

Brow Bone Reduction Osteotomy

Often referred to as frontal bossing, a prominent brow ridge is a typically male feature. With frontal bossing reduction osteotomy or reduction osteotomy of the supraorbital rims, you can achieve a smoother, flatter transition from brow to forehead for a more feminine facial appearance.

Nasal Tip Refinement

To soften the look of a long, strong, prominent nose, the nasal tip can be refined for a more delicate, feminine appearance.

Cheek Augmentation

Zygoma (cheekbone) or submalar (below the cheek) augmentation helps to give your cheeks the rounder, fuller appearance that is often associated with feminine features. 

Liposuction Below the Jawline

Submandibular (below the jaw) liposuction reduces fat under the chin and in the upper neck to help the neck appear more elongated and gives you a more refined, elegant feminine appearance.

Neck Lift

A neck lift can tighten and streamline your profile by removing excess skin and fat in the region for a thinner, more feminine look. During a neck lift platysma bands, which can tighten as we age, leaving prominent lines at the front of the neck, can be eliminated for a sleeker profile.

Face Lift

A face lift can smooth facial contours and not only result in a more feminine appearance, but also a younger appearance. Manipulation of the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) allows for the elevation and repositioning of the underlying facial musculature, not just the skin.

Otoplasty (Ear Pinning)

With otoplasty, the unwanted protrusion of your ears can be reduced for a more balanced appearance between your facial features and ears.

Lip Lift

A lip lift allows for the reduction of a longer upper lip for a shorter, more feminine appearance. Lip fillers can also be used to give the lips a more plump and pouty look.

Chin and Jaw Recontouring

For a more feminine appearance, the chin and jaw can be recontoured for a less square, more narrow look.

Call Today to Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Feins

Facial feminization is customized for each patient’s unique features. In consultation with Dr. Feins, you can learn more about the correct combination of procedures to achieve your personal goals.

If you would like to explore your options for facial feminization, please call the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. at 603-466-8406 today to schedule your personal and confidential consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. We welcome patients from throughout southern New Hampshire, including Manchester and Nashua.