Facial masculinization surgery is a relatively new surgery offered by the International Center of Transgender Care. Since the face is the first thing that people see, it’s important for the transman to feel comfortable with their facial features. Combined with hormone therapy, this procedure creates a more masculine and defined face for the transman. Transmen who undergo facial masculinization surgery experience increased levels of self-esteem and improved satisfaction with their physical appearance.
Both genetics and the effects of hormones such as estrogen and testosterone play an important part in shaping the face. For transman who went through a female puberty, the face was feminized which typically includes little to no brow bossing, a smaller chin and nose, less defined jaw and fuller cheeks. Additionally, the forehead is typically shorter and rounder. In contrast, the male face includes a bigger and longer nose, wider and more defined chin/jaw areas and a longer forehead.
Facial masculinization surgery is a set of facial surgeries designed to achieve a more masculine face for the transman. This includes forehead lengthening, rhinoplasty and jaw/chin implants. In combination, these surgeries create a profound difference in achieving a typical male face. This results in improved confidence and higher self-esteem for the transman.
Facial masculinization surgery is a safe procedure, and most transmen are very happy with their results. During the procedure, the surgeon will make tiny incisions in the treatment area. Because incisions are from the inside and small, scarring is minimal. Implants for the chin and jaw are also placed from the inside. Forehead lengthening is done at the hairline level so any visible scars are minimal and usually fade over time. Swelling is expected after surgery but usually subsides within a few days.
At the International Center for Transgender Care, our surgeons have over twenty years of experience treating transgender patients. Contact us to schedule a consultation at (972) 543-2477. We look forward to assisting you in achieving the very best results for your facial masculinization surgery.