What is important in facial feminization?
Facial feminization is an important step in gender reassignment treatment for trans women or those who desire a more feminine appearance. This process includes a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures aimed at softening facial features and bringing them closer to the classic feminine aesthetic.
Individual analysis and planning
The uniqueness of each face requires a thorough analysis of the specific facial features. Experienced surgeons assess the bone structure, fat distribution and skin condition to develop a tailored treatment plan that meets the patient’s goals and wishes. A sound understanding of the differences between typically male and typically female facial structures is essential for the feminization of the face, as possible interventions include changing the jawline (e.g. with jaw angle implants), raising the eyebrows (e.g. using a brow lift), and refinement the nose (rhinoplasty) and emphasizing the cheekbones (e.g. with Lyocartilage).
Harmony and proportions in the foreground
Feminization is not about creating an entirely new face but changing the existing facial features to achieve a harmonious balance. Additionally, not all aspects of feminization require surgery. Non-invasive procedures such as filler injections, botulinum toxin, and thread lifts can help gently feminize the face without general anaesthesia or a lengthy recovery period.
Don’t forget psychological support
The psychological component of facial feminization cannot be underestimated, as it can have a profound impact on well-being and identity. Psychological support should, therefore, be an integral part of the treatment process, as it contributes significantly to patients growing into their new appearance and feeling comfortable with it.