Over time, many people become unsatisfied with their facial appearance due to the effects of aging, sun damage, or inadequate skin care. For other individuals diagnosed with gender dysphoria, they experience a different kind of dissatisfaction and feel that their biological gender and facial characteristics do not reflect their true identity.
Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) is a set of surgical procedures designed to transform the feminine features of the face to give patients a more masculine appearance. Dr. Hadeed offers several customizable options for trans men who wish to modify their facial appearance to feel secure in their own body and achieve their aesthetic goals.
Many trans men desire a more defined jawline or a larger nose to obtain features that are more prominent, chiseled, and rugged. Using facial masculinization techniques, Dr. Hadeed can reshape your facial anatomy, making your face appear more masculine.
Facial masculinization surgery will not only provide trans men with the facial features they desire, but it can also sculpt their face for a more balanced appearance. Patients can enjoy prominent cheekbones, a stronger chin, and a more defined jawline.
Some trans men may feel self-conscious about their facial appearance because their biological gender does not match their true gender identity. FMS can help trans men sculpt and transform their face so that they look and feel more comfortable in their skin.
Facial masculinization surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. There are many surgical options to reshape your facial structure for a more masculine appearance. Dr. Hadeed will consider these factors when determining which options are best suited for each patient.
Depending on the number of procedures performed during your unique procedure, you may be asked to stay overnight. Patients may be advised to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and maintain their new facial contours. Most patients can perform their daily activities within a few days after surgery, and they can usually resume exercise without restrictions by six weeks.
Facial masculinization surgery can provide trans men with masculine, long-lasting facial contouring results. Trans men often experience a boost of confidence in their appearance and improved quality of life as their features express their true gender identity.
As with most surgical procedures, there are some risks involved with FMS. Potential complications may include:
During your consultation, Dr. Hadeed will discuss with you each surgical technique that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals and formulate the ideal surgical treatment plan based on your anatomy and desires.
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Patients who actively smoke cannot undergo FMS, as smoking may increase the risk of infection and affect wound healing. Dr. Hadeed requires all of his patients to be entirely nicotine-free for at least four weeks before any surgery can take place.
A letter of recommendation from your therapist is not required for facial masculinization surgery.
Depending on your aesthetic goals and the number of surgeries performed, facial masculinization surgery may take several hours or longer. In some cases, the procedures may need to be completed during multiple operations.
Most insurance companies do not cover FMS. However, all insurance policies are different, and there may be exceptions for gender affirmation procedures. Dr. Hadeed can help you seek medical financing that may help pay for your surgery.