Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

Definition - What does Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) mean?

The facial feminization surgery (FFS) aims to smooth the masculine characteristics of the face and to achieve a more feminine look in individuals with male-to-female gender dysphoria (or gender identity disorder). It could be performed either as a one-time surgery or as a series of staged procedures. The feminine features are obtained through the surgical reconstruction of the bone structures and soft tissues of the face.

TheConsultation explains Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

In most cases, facial feminization surgery is performed in a hospital or surgical clinic and usually requires general anesthesia. However, some complementary interventions could be performed in an outpatient setting, depending on the desired results. The interventions that are usually necessary to make a face look more feminine include forehead contouring, hairline reshaping, cheek and lip augmentation, nose job, Adam’s apple and jaw reduction, and chin surgery. However, although facial feminization requires a series of procedures, it is considered a safe process, with little serious, irreversible side effects during and after the surgery, given it is performed by an experienced surgeon.

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