Facial Feminization Surgery For transgender women, facial feminization surgery is a life-changing procedure that creates a more feminine appearance on the face. Dr. Sajan uses facial feminization to reshape the face and bring unique femininity to every patient’s face. Through a series of surgeries, transgender women can undergo this procedure to achieve feminine facial features.
Facial Feminization Surgery Overview
Portland facial feminization combines procedures that transform masculine features into feminine features. These can include surgeries to the soft and bony tissue in the neck, face, and larynx. Transgender women, even those who present femininely, face dysphoria or misgendering due to masculine facial features, as men and women typically have subtle differences that show gender expression.
There are many distinctions between male and female features. For example, a man has larger features and sharper angles, while a woman has softer features with delicate angles. Women’s eyebrows tend to have a raised arch and thinner line, while men’s eyebrows sit lower on the forehead and have a thicker appearance. Women’s noses are daintier with a gentle upturn at the tip, while men’s are broader and flatter towards the tip.
Dr. Sajan at Allure Esthetics knows the differences well and alters these subtle features to create beautiful femininity and allow his patients to feel comfortable in their own skin.
There are many benefits to facial feminization surgery for patients. Once the healing process is complete, patients gain newfound strength and confidence in their appearance. Some of these benefits include:
Softer, feminine facial features
Alleviates gender dysphoria
Gain confidence in physical appearance
Tailored to fit each patient’s unique facial structure
Patient’s appearance fits gender identity
Overall increase in happiness and quality of life
Highest quality equipment and techniques to reshape facial features
Multiple surgeries are done at once
Results create confidence and freedom in gender identity
Performed by a top Portland cosmetic surgeon
These are just a few of the incredible benefits transgender women can experience with facial feminization surgery. This procedure is revolutionary in helping patients feel comfortable, confident, and secure in their own skin.
Portland Facial Feminization Procedures
There are many surgeries an experienced facial feminization surgeon, like Dr. Sajan, can perform to bring ultimate femininity to a patient’s features. At the consultation, Dr. Sajan can help patients determine the combination of procedures they will need to attain their desired results and fit their facial structure. Here are some of the possible procedures that a patient can have during a Portland facial feminization surgery.
Women tend to have a more oval and lower hairline, whereas men’s hairline can be uneven and receding. Hairline feminization alters the location and shape of the hairline to create a feminine structure.
To achieve this, Dr. Sajan may use a few hairline feminization techniques, including scalp reduction, which removes some of the skin that lies between the middle of the forehead and the hairline. He may also use a hair transplant to provide volume to the newly created hairline.
Generally used as an anti-aging surgery, a brow lift lifts the brows higher on the forehead creating a more feminine appearance. Because male eyebrows sit below the browbone, lifting the brows to the browbone places the eyebrows in a feminine position.
Brow Bone Reduction
Male brow bones protrude further from the face than females, which creates a sharper line across the forehead, whereas a woman’s is softer. During a Portland facial feminization surgery, Dr. Sajan can shave down portions of the brow to create a softer browline that doesn’t protrude from the forehead.
Orbital Bone Reduction
An orbital bone reduction is often performed in conjunction with a brow bone reduction, as the bone’s around a men’s eye socket tend to project further than a woman’s. If the brow bone is feminized, but the orbital bone is not, the face can be uneven. During an orbital bone reduction, Dr. Sajan will shave down portions of the orbital bone to balance the facial structure.
The nose is one of the most prominent facial features distinguishing gender differences. Men tend to have larger and wider noses, while women have smaller narrow noses. A Portland facial feminization, Dr. Sajan can perform a rhinoplasty to create a contoured, feminine nose.
Dr. Sajan utilizes jawline feminization to reduce the wide, square edges that most male jaws possess. This procedure involves surgically shaving down parts of the jaw to create a soft jawline and sometimes includes using jaw fillers to enhance the feminine appearance of the jaw.
A Portland facial feminization surgery can include lip feminization. Women have a smaller distance between the end of their nose and their upper lip. A surgical lift lip will bring the lips closer to the nose. Dr. Sajan will also add lip fillers to the lips for increased feminine volume.
A tracheal shave addresses the Adam’s apple, a male-specific trait made up of cartilage and located in the center of the neck. While the Adam’s apple cannot be removed without serious risk to the neck and vocal cords, Dr. Sajan can greatly reduce the appearance of an Adam’s apple by shaving down the cartilage.
Laser Hair Removal
Facial hair is unique to men, and laser hair removal can significantly reduce unwanted facial hair or growth. Typically, laser hair removal is done separately from the rest of the Portland facial feminization surgery.
What Risks Are Involved With Portland Facial Feminization?
Aside from common surgical risks or adverse reactions to anesthesia, there are no specific risks with facial feminization surgery. Dr. Sajan will require an extensive medical history and examination for all of his Portland patients to ensure they are in good health and can undergo surgery.
What Is The Healing Process for Facial Feminization Surgery?
Portland facial feminization surgery is an extensive procedure requiring an extended recovery period. Patients will have discomfort, and Dr. Sajan will prescribe medication to ease the pain during recovery. They will also have some bruising, swelling, and redness around each incision site, and Dr. Sajan will give each patient instructions to promote the smoothest healing process.
These instructions may include:
Wear any provided wrap and leave it on until Dr. Sajan removes it
Keep head elevated
Gently walk around every few hours
Avoid exercising or extreme physical activity
Avoid direct sunlight
Do not bend over or put pressure on the head
Avoid tobacco and alcohol use
Rest and do not return to work or daily life until cleared
While the recovery process can be intense, as long as Portland facial feminization patients adhere to all instructions and attend all post-operative appointments with Dr. Sajan, the healing should be smooth and produce stunning results.
Does Insurance Cover Facial Feminization Surgery?
Facial feminization surgery is typically covered by insurance, and Allure Esthetics accepts all private insurance. They also offer Care Credit to help patients set up a payment plan or will take out-of-pocket payments.
Does Facial Feminization Surgery Last Forever?
Typically, facial feminization surgery is permanent, as adjustments to the bone and cartilage cannot be undone. Brow lifts and lip enhancements can change with age, but this is common among women with age.
The Top Portland Facial Feminization Surgeon, Dr. Javad Sajan
Dr. Javad Sajan is one of the most experienced and best Facial Plastic surgeons in the Portland Oregon area. His dedication to providing the highest quality, gender-affirming care is unparalleled. He has cared for over a thousand patients worldwide and has perfected every surgical technique to provide transgender women with the best facial feminization surgery. Dr. Sajan and his team at Allure Esthetic create the most beautiful results to help transgender women feel and look like who they are.
To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajan, call us at 206-209-0988. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.