Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)
FFS includes a series of surgeries performed on individuals who want to transition from male to female by deciding on gender change (facial feminization surgery). The aim of this operation is to feminize masculine facial features and give the person more feminine characteristics. Such aesthetic applications requiring different surgical applications are determined according to the age, duration of hormone therapy, nationality, expectations and preferences of the person. Among the surgical procedures involved in such operations, Rhinoplasty Hair transplantation Lip thickening Chin and Jaw shaping Brow lift Forehead Reduction Adam’s apple shaving Includes adam’s apple reduction. Rhinoplasty: One of the important parts of the process for transition from male to female is surgical interventions to be performed on the nose in order to give the patient a feminine appearance. With the removal of the hump on top of the nose, and a raised nose tip appearance. If the nose is large, significant changes occur in the face view of the patient who passes by narrowing it. In such surgeries in order to achieve the desired result, the patient must make realistic requests. The main purpose of such surgeries is to give a structure suitable for facial aesthetics that fits the face and body of the nasal structure. Hair transplantation will be applied to bring down the hair line. Fort his treatment we use FUE technique which will take grafts one by one from back of th head and transplant it on the front of the head to make feminin hair line. Lip Thickening: To have much more bigger lips can apply lips filler. Filler is th ematerial can remain for 6-2 months, after that need to reapply. Instead of filleer there is another technique to make lips much more filler which is fat transfer. With this technique 40 % of fat cells will go away and the rest will stay life long. Chin And Jaw Shaping: The purpose of this operation is to reach mor rounded face in jaw and chin area which is more feminin look and should be doe by plastic surgeron specialist who is very well experienced. Brow lift In this surgery will lift up the eyebrows with surgery, sometimes doctors don’t recommend this surgery because of result remain duration which can be very short like a few months and the eyebrows can come down. Forehead Reduction surgery is applying by big scar on the front scalp and can be combied with frontal boss shaving. Most of the times to prevent of big scar doctors are performing fat transfer to make more feminin forehead for trans women. Reduction of the adam’s apple: The adam’s apple, which consists of a cartilage tissue in the neck, can be reduced after a small operation. Such surgeries do not aim to remove the adam’s apple completely, the main purpose of this operation is to convert the masculine protrusion in the neck area to suitable for female facial features, i.e. revised. It will be reached by shaving. Operations such as voice is also carried out in accordance with patient demand among facial feminization surgeries. Different surgery performed in accordance with facial operations and ensures feminine body structure Breasts, hips and legs can be revised and body lines can be made to a feminine appearance. While the gender reassignment process comes to mind when it comes to facial feminization practices, many men today have all or part of such applications to have softer facial features. The success rate of such operations is quite high if the applications are carried out by specialist aesthetic and plastic surgeons.
All surgeries are in accompany with risk. However, if such surgeries are performed by specialist physicians, there are no vital risks.
Such surgeries should be determined by doctor according to the needs of the individual, and the number of surgical types and number should be decided jointly by the patient and physician after the examination.
Each application may vary according to the techniques and materials to be used. For this reason, each patients should take information after examination from her surgeon in according t their decesion.
The healing process can take from 1-2 months to 1 year depending on the area where the application is made. The healing process is very shortened by the complete fulfillment of postoperative current and doctor’s recommendations.