“Weeks after surgery my swelling increasingly got better and the feeling started gradually returning to my nose and bottom lip so all progressed well.
I had been walking feeling very confident and liked seeing my new face whenever I caught my reflection in mirrors.
It was also lovely to start being called ‘Madame’ all the time.
Months after surgery, judging by the way people reacted to me I felt the doctors appeared to have struck the right balance between feminization and retaining the character of my face.
After my one year post op consultation with the doctors, I was reminded once more of the genuine enthusiasm they have for their work and the dedication they show to their patients. I also think they are great ambassadors for the kind nature I have experienced from the Spanish people wherever I travelled.”
Several years ago, Alice approached Facialteam to discuss the possibilities for facial feminization surgery with our team of surgeons. Alice is a 64 year old patient who traveled from Australia to have a consultation with our surgeons to evaluate her facial features and come up with the right selection of facial feminization procedures, completely personalized for Alice. Based on her goals and the recommendations from our surgical team we came up with the following treatment plan:
As Alice considered the area around her eyes had masculine traits and expressed her interest in a brow bone reduction, part of the process of feminizing the forehead region. Forehead feminization procedures at Facialteam aim to achieve a significant and specific change in the expression around the eyes, the ultimate goal of our FOREContour® method is to approximate the original contours and position of the facial bone and eyebrows, before hormones caused changes in puberty.
Feminization of the jaw was recommended to modify the size and shape of the mandibular body to have a more feminine appearance. The stereotypical female jaw exhibits a series of characteristics that commonly influence gender recognition, especially when combined with other social constructs associated with femininity, hence, this is a procedure that is often recommended for patients.
With chin feminization the height, width and projection of the chin can be harmonized, all of them give the face a more typically feminine appearance. To emphasize the cheeks and make Alice’s eyes appear larger, a feminizing rhinoplasty was recommended. As the central feature of the face, a more feminine nose often is key for the global result of facial feminization surgery.
Nose feminization is often combined with a forehead reconstruction to create a smooth transition from the brow bone to the nose.
Longer, thinner upper lips with little visibility of the upper teeth are a typical masculine trait. To compliment the set of procedures, a feminizing lip lift and a blefaroplasty were performed to give the facial area more volume and projection.
Shortly after her surgery, Alice sent us a written testimonial to express how she experienced her journey with Facialteam. We love to hear from our patients and try to share all these lovely words with our audience as it can greatly help other patients that are considering facial feminization surgery as well.
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