Facial Masculinization | Dr. Navin Singh | Plastic Surgeon in McLean VA
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Facial Masculinization

Facial Masculinization Surgery

It is essential to feel comfortable in our skin. With the increase in gender change surgeries globally, we acknowledge that more people are finding the happiness they deserve every day.

This surgery is the process of reshaping female features to become more masculine. For many, this is an incredibly significant step to take.
Facial masculinization is just one step in the process of changing your gender to male. Here is all you need to know about this procedure:

What is Facial Masculinization?

Facial masculinization surgery is a procedure performed mostly by plastic surgeons. The purpose of this surgery is to transform the feminine features of your face into something more masculine. It can be done all at once or broken up into several segments.

This procedure is done by manipulating the bone structures and soft tissues in your face to create masculine features. Some of these features include thin lips, a full nose, a wider face, and a defined jawline.

Who is a Good Candidate for Facial Masculinization Surgery?

Facial masculinization is a purely optional procedure. It is performed during the process of gender change (FTM). You should only undergo this surgery if you are unsatisfied with your current appearance. Remember, your confidence only defines the ideal image of yourself.

Here are some reasons that would make you a candidate:

  • You are in FTM transition
  • You are of age to make this decision.
  • You have thoroughly researched this procedure.

What Does Facial Masculinization Surgery Cover?

  • Chin augmentation/contouring
  • Forehead augmentation
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Jaw contouring
  • Adam’s apple implant
  • Rhinoplasty

Possible Side Effects and Risks

Before your surgery, you will meet with Dr. Singh to discuss the procedure and any side effects that may come your way. It is important to make a list of questions you may want to ask before attending your consultation.

This procedure’s side effects may include hair loss, swelling, implant migration, hematoma, poor healing, bleeding, and anesthesia risks. Before proceeding with the surgery, you will be asked to sign a consent form indicating that you have been told of and acknowledge that there will be risks.

Preparation

If you have already scheduled your procedure, you may feel overwhelmed with preparation. Your surgeon will typically provide you with a list of tasks to do before undergoing the procedure. Here are a few things you may be asked to do:

  • Refrain from smoking
  • Do not take herbal supplements, aspirin, or anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Undergo a medical evaluation

It is important to note that certain supplements and OTC medications will interfere with your normal blood-clotting abilities. This will negatively affect your ability to heal post-surgery.

Treat this surgery as you would with any other surgery. You should be prepared to be on bed rest post-surgery.

Recovery

After your surgery, you will be given instructions on how to care for yourself post-surgery. This includes lots of rest and little physical activity. Be sure to follow-up with your surgeon for a detailed explanation of what to do.

If you are considering undergoing this procedure, be sure to contact us for a consultation today!