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Facial feminization is a custom surgery that restructures your features to create a refined feminine balance. The facial structure is subtly altered as part of the journey of transformation from male to female – and is a critical step in the overall process of transforming your physical form, so it fully reflects your inner self.

What is facial feminization surgery?

Facial feminization is not a single procedure, but a set of surgeries. The process is 100 percent customized to match your unique concept of female beauty. The result of the set of facial surgeries is a facial appearance that looks entirely feminine, elegant, and refined. 

How is facial feminization performed?

The set of surgical alterations that could be performed in facial feminization surgery include:

  • Lowering hairline
  • Brow lift
  • Contouring at the “orbital rim” (eye sockets)
  • Forehead recontouring
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Chin modification
  • Jaw contouring
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
  • Lip alterations – shorten the upper lip
  • Facelift
  • Neck lift
  • Tracheal shave (smooth Adam’s apple)

Every individual is unique in personality – and facial structure. Your surgery will reflect your bone structure and the size and projection of various facial features. You may require only very subtle changes, or you may have more prominent features that need several procedures to reshape and correct. This process requires an extraordinary set of surgical skills, along with pure artistry, and a personal dedication to you, as a person.

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.

Why choose South Coast for facial feminization surgery?

Dr. Kyle Song and Dr. Ali Quereshi are not your average plastic surgeons; they are among the most compassionate, warm, and talented facial plastic surgeons practicing in the field. They will work closely with you in every aspect of surgical planning to ensure the result brings you confidence and joy in all the years ahead.

Dr. Song or Dr. Ali will provide you with full aftercare instructions and will be seeing you in multiple appointments during your recovery.

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What is the recovery time?

You will need several weeks of recovery time before you will feel ready to reveal your new look. Take the time to rest, recover, and restore, and allow your body to heal. Dr. Song will provide you with full aftercare instructions and will be seeing you in multiple appointments during your recovery. He and his staff are always available to speak with you about any questions or concerns.

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