FFS Surgery or Facial Feminization Surgery……I am looking to soften my facial features, where do I begin?
Facial Feminization Surgery or FFS Surgery is a set of procedures performed to obtain a more feminine facial appearance. FFS softs the facial features typically associated with the male gender. The forehead is one of the most common areas needing softening, and is usually combined with procedures that lower the hairline and raise the eyebrows to add a more youthful appearance.
Other procedures that can be performed to add facial balance and feminine features focus on the size, shape and projection of the nose, chin, lips, cheeks and jaw. A tracheal shave can be performed to feminize the neck area by minimizing the appearance of the Adam’s apple. The selection of procedures is customized for each person based on their aesthetic goals.
Facial feminization surgery or FFS Surgery has a wide range of recovery time depending on the combination of procedures that are chosen. Generally speaking, the recovery time is approximately 2-3 weeks when involving one of these procedures or a combination of these: forehead contouring, hairline advancement, brow lift, rhinoplasty or genioplasty.
The combination of these procedures, however, does not increase the recovery time. The recovery time remains 2-3 weeks. When adding the rhinoplasty procedure, nasal splints and stents are kept in placed for 2 weeks before removal.
The tracheal shave procedure performed alone does not have any “downtime”.
While you are considering facial feminization surgery, make a plan for yourself. Determine what it is that you like or dislike about your look. What are the masculine features that you would most like to soften and make more feminine? At your consultation, Dr. Totonchi will meet with you and discuss your aesthetic goals openly and honestly, and explain what is possible and attainable for you. He will assist you in choosing the best surgical plan to attain your desired outcome.