Several years ago, Rafaela approached Facialteam to discuss the possibilities for facial feminization surgery with our team of surgeons. Rafaela is a year old patient who traveled from Brazil 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 Rafaela. Based on her goals and the recommendations from our surgical team we came up with the following treatment plan:
As Rafaela 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 Rafaela’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.
Just like the majority of trans women who have been through puberty, Rafaela considered feminizing the area of the neck by reducing the size of Adam’s Apple. Our method TContour® allows us to achieve natural and safe results in trachea shaves, with a less visible Adam’s Apple as a result.
We invited Rafaela for an interview to understand better how she experienced her surgery with Facialteam and how Facial Feminization Surgery changed her life.
Hearing these stories from our patients is emotional but really makes our work worth it!
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