About Facial Feminization
Facial feminization surgery (FFS) at Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, CA focuses on surgically revising the features of the face from masculine to feminine. Many transgender patients find that having this procedure is an important part of their transition. Male facial features, like the short brow, Adam’s apple, wide jaw, and a hard-lined facial profile all show masculine features naturally. With an experienced plastic surgeon, there are surgical procedures that can soften masculine jawlines, reduce the size of a bulbous Adam’s apple, recontour the cheeks, and much more with facial feminization surgery.
If you are looking for a surgeon to perform FFS, our board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark Schoemann, has the knowledge and skill to combine a group of facial plastic surgeries that can create smaller features with softer lines and much more. The procedures that are most commonly included in facial feminization surgeries are:
- Adam’s apple reduction (tracheal shave)
- Brow lift
- Cheek augmentation
- Chin recontouring
- Forehead recontouring (hairline correction)
- Jaw contouring
- Lip lift and reshaping
Facial feminization surgery is a highly personalized procedure for patients over the age of 18. If you are ready to proceed with FFS, you will need to be in great physical and mental health to endure the combination of surgeries required to fulfill your aesthetic goals. Dr. Schoemann will have an in-depth consultation with you in his office. To not only get to know you better, but the consultation is also a time Dr. Schoemann gathers information about how you see yourself, what you would like to change, what your expectations are with FFS surgery, and examine your facial structure to see what the possibilities are in changing your appearance. Your facial bone structure, hairline, weight, skin elasticity, and medical issues will also be discussed as they are contributing factors to your candidacy. Dr. Schoemann will decide what surgical strategies and techniques he can use to perform your transformation surgery.