At some point in their journey, transgender individuals making the male-to-female transition will often desire facial surgery that helps them look and feel better aligned to who they are. Because the face is often the first point of perception and interaction with others, it can help have a facial physique and complexion that mirrors one’s true self and sexual identity.
Facial feminization surgery, or FFS, is a surgical procedure unique to each individual that typically involves surgical work on the brows, scalp, forehead, nose, eyes, cheeks, and lips to help make one’s features better align with classic female traits.
While no true definition exists of a “male face” nor a “female face,” the face of a natal male typically tends to have a wider jaw and chin, flatter cheeks, a larger nose, thinner lips, and a taller forehead.
But, no matter, every facial feminization that board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jamil Asaria performs at FACE Toronto begins with a thorough and private personal consultation to help him understand his patient’s unique concerns and goals for the procedure.
If the patient simply knows that they’d love to look different but have no idea of what that means exactly, that’s not a problem at all. Dr. Asaria can give his professional opinion upon understanding a patient’s unique facial anatomy. From there, a combination of surgical procedures is laid out as to how best to reach those ideals.
Patients who currently have and wish to change facial features subconsciously associated by others with members of the male sex make good candidates for the procedure. The best FFS candidates in Toronto are patients seeking change in their facial appearance for themselves and who have gender dysphoria.
FFS candidates should be:
Facial feminization is such a uniquely tailored surgical procedure—with some patients receive 1-2 procedures while others have 5-6—it’s difficult to share a blanket or generalized recovery protocol. However, as a helpful guide, most patients typically require 2 to 4 weeks of recovery from the surgery, with pain, swelling, and bruising being most pronounced during the first 2 to 3 days. You will be provided with full postoperative instructions and have a direct line of communication to our office at all times. Recovery isn’t difficult, but a few simple actions will help reduce the chances of blood clots and other risks.
At FACE Toronto we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations. Our team has been working diligently on enhancing our safety protocols to protect the well-being of our patients, team members, and families. We would like to highlight how we are providing a safe environment for you and our team:
We are so excited to welcome you back and look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to contact our team by phone at 416-479-4244 or email at [email protected]