The facial feminization process at South Coast Plastic Surgery
At South Coast Plastic Surgery, we are committed to achieving exceptional outcomes for our patients undergoing facial feminization surgery. Each step of the process is vital to attain the most beautiful result. The steps we follow are as follows:
Step one: Planning
We arrange an in-depth consultation with you to discuss what you hope to achieve, and your aesthetic vision regarding changes to your facial structure. Dr. Song will carefully evaluate your face, neck, and hairline to determine which set of procedures will be needed. With the assistance of our 3D digital imaging system, you have the opportunity to see what the set of procedures will achieve. Every detail of each surgery will be discussed with you, so you understand what to expect.
Your medical history will be reviewed to ensure you are in good overall health and safe to undergo facial plastic surgery. You will be asked to undergo a set of tests, such as blood testing or EKG tests. You may need to alter your medication if you take blood thinners, which will be discussed and planned in coordination with your physician.
Step two: Preparing for surgery
Your surgical date will be arranged. During the weeks before your surgery, eat a diet of nutritious food, avoid consuming any alcohol, and stop smoking for at least six weeks. Taking care of yourself in the days leading up to your surgery will help your body heal more quickly, and allow you to enjoy your transformation sooner. Fill all prescriptions before your surgical date, and arrange your bed so that you can sleep with your head elevated during healing. Arrange for a trusted friend or family member to transport you to and from your surgical appointment and stay with you for a few days following your surgery.
Step three: Your transformation
On the day of your surgery, you will arrive early at our surgical center. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing. You will be prepped for surgery and put under anesthesia – and the journey begins.