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GENDER AFFIRMATION FACIAL SURGERY

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE FACIAL FEATURES?

SR. NO. FEATURES MALE FACIAL FEATURES FEMALE FACIAL FEATURES
1. FACE SHAPE Square Round or oval
2. HAIRLINE Higher Lower
3. FOREHEAD Larger and wider Slopes backward Smaller and narrower Vertical (gently curved)
4. BROW BONE Prominent ridge Smooth
5. EYEBROWS Thicker Straight Closer to the eyes Thinner Arched Further from the eyes
6. EYES Narrower appearance Wider appearance
7. NOSE Longer Wide and straight nasal bridge   Smaller Narrow nasal bridge Slightly upturned nasal tip
8. LIPS Thinner Greater distance between nasal base & lips Plumper Lesser distance between nasal base  & lips
9. CHEEKS Sharper and flatter Flat cheekbones Rounder and fuller Prominent cheekbones
10. JAWLINE Heavier and wider jawbone Sharp angle in between the jaw and chin Softer and narrower jawline Runs as a gentle curve from the chin towards the ears.  
11. CHIN Square Flat Longer Round Pointed Smaller
12. NECK Adam’s apple -
WHAT ARE GENDER AFFIRMATION FACIAL SURGERY?

They are cosmetic surgeries performed to modify the facial appearance, with the intention that after surgery the individual is perceived as evidently female.They are surgeries that are performed to modify a person’s facial appearance, with the intention that after surgery the individual is perceived evidently as their self-identified gender. It is not one surgery but a number of procedures performed in conjunction with each other to achieve a natural, aesthetically pleasing result.


1. FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY

Facial reconstructive surgery to make the facial features more feminine.

2. FACIAL MASCULINIZATION SURGERY

Facial reconstructive surgery to make facial features more masculine.

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WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF GENDER AFFIRMATION FACIAL SURGERIES?

The above mentioned features can be altered by a combination of the following surgeries:

CAN GENDER AFFIRMING FACIAL CHANGES BE ACHIEVED NON-SURGICALLY?

Dermal fillers and Botox can be used to achieve certain features, like lip lift, cheek augmentation, chin augmentation and brow lift. The results of injectables lasts between 6-12 months and requires touch-up.

WHO NEEDS GENDER AFFIRMATION FACIAL SURGERIES?

The appropriate answer to this question depends on an individual’s thorough Facial Aesthetic Analysis and consultation. It is usually reserved for the following:

TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

Facial surgery can be an important part of gender transition and can significantly improve an individual’s self-confidence and quality of life.

CISGENDER PEOPLE

To soften masculine facial features in females and strengthen feminine facial features in males.


WHAT IS GENDER AFFIRMING VOICE MODIFICATION SURGERIES?

  • Voice Feminisation Surgery is a type of surgery designed to obtain a more feminine sounding voice.
  • It is usually performed in the male to female transgender patients.
  • It can be performed both pre and post Gender Confirmation Surgery
  • It can be performed both pre and post Gender Confirmation Surgery
  • Male voice is low pitched, whereas female voice is high pitched.
  • Tracheal shave and voice feminization surgery can be done together.
  • The surgery raises the pitch of the voice as well as some of the resonance characteristics of the speaking voice by changing the configuration of the vocal tract and the vocal cords.
  • It is important to understand that the resonators of your voice, the shape of the throat, mouth, and sinuses, cannot be changed in feminization thyroplasty. Therefore, speech therapy after surgery is paramount to perfect female voice.

WHAT IS TRACHEAL SHAVE SURGERY?

A Prominent thyroid cartilage or "Adam's apple" contributes to feelinfs of gender dysphoria in transwomen. It is throuh of as a "give-away" sign, which despite top and bottom surgery, facial contouring procedures, and psychosocial addapations exposee the undesired gender due to its role as a masculine marker in our society

Transgender patient seeking male to female affirmation surgery, may choose to undergo chondrolaryngopladty or "tracheal shave" surgery. The surgical trchnique involvrs reducing or shaving the thyroid cartilage prominence, thereby minimizing the appearance of this male physical characteristic. An otimal resut involved removal of all anteriority projecting thyroid cartilage.

At Recon, this cosmetic technique is frequently performed for transgendered women (male to female) gfor whom the prominent "adam's apple" serves as masculine marker.


WHAT DOES A PRIMARY CONSULTATION FOR GENDER AFFIRMING VOICE MODIFICATION SURGERIES ENTAIL?

  • A surgical consultation entails review of your medical, surgical and personal history as well as a thorough clinical examination.
  • You should mention any medical and/or surgical treatments you may have undergone for your transition.
  • Facial Gender affirmation surgeries are extremely personal and it is not necessary to undergo all the surgeries mentioned above.
  • Surgical planning involves lab investigations, facial CT scans and referral to a mental health professional.
  • Discuss your personal goals for your face, so that the surgeon can recommend surgeries accordingly. Someone may want several procedures, like a hairline advancement, rhinoplasty, chin implant and blepharoplasty, while another may only want a rhinoplasty.
  • Mental health professionals help in assessing your gender dysphoria and also prepare you for the emotional and psychosocial challenges that occurs following surgery and through the transition.