What is Facial Feminization?

Many facial features such as the jaw, brow, eyes, and more reflect outward gender differences. If you are uncomfortable with your appearance and wish to appear closer to the gender you identify as, facial feminization surgery may be for you. Facial feminization surgery is performed to change masculine facial features to more feminine ones. It can be performed as a standalone procedure or along with multiple staged procedures to achieve the desired outcome.

Who is a Candidate?

Facial feminization surgery may be a good choice for those who have been living as a member of their desired sex or have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria. Candidates should be of the age to make consent and have realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure. For more information regarding this procedure and to learn if it is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.


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The Facial Feminization Procedure

There are many different techniques that can be used to achieve facial feminization, and there are many factors that should be considered when choosing which options are the best choice for you. For example, Dr. Willis may perform partial or full facial feminization, depending on your individual anatomy and goals.

Common procedures that are performed to feminize the face include:

  • Cheek augmentation.
  • Rhinoplasty.
  • Lip augmentation.
  • Jaw reduction.
  • Hairline advancement.
  • Forehead contouring.
  • Chin surgery.
  • Adam’s apple reduction.


The length of recovery following facial feminization surgery will be dependent on the extent of your procedures. Bandages or gauze may be applied to your incisions, and an elastic support garment may need to be worn to minimize swelling in cases of extensive facial work. Dr. Willis will inform you on how to care for your surgical sites, medications to apply or take orally, concerns to look for, and when to schedule a follow-up appointment. Healing will take several weeks, and you will be able to notice results as swelling decreases.

Contact Us Today

Individuals in the Charlottesville, VA who wish to achieve a more feminine facial appearance through facial feminization surgery can contact Charlottesville Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, you can speak with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Willis to discuss your health history and aesthetic goals to determine the best plan of action.

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