What is Facial Feminization Surgery?
Facial feminization surgery, or FFS, encompasses a sizable library of cosmetic procedures performed to help a transgender, cisgender, assigned male at birth, or non-binary transgender person to achieve the typically softer facial features characteristic of a female.
Of all the facial cosmetic surgery procedures we specialize in, facial feminization is perhaps our most uniquely tailored so as to meet or exceed the intended outcomes and beauty goals of our patients.
Facial feminization treatments traditionally center on a range of work done first on the facial bone structure, and secondly, a smaller range of work focusing on the face’s softer tissue
Why is FFS Needed?
The differences between the male and female facial structure comes about as a result of many years of the body's production of, and exposure to, hormones throughout all phases puberty and physical development.
So while testosterone and other artificial hormone injections can be an effective means of making our facial features more masculine, the same can't be said for the opposite: Increasing estrogen will not turn out a beautifully formed female face.
That’s why the LGBTQ friendly team at Ardesh facial plastic surgery center is more than proud to offer some of our best work to the community. Our philosophy has always included creating an exceptionally refreshed look — not a “worked on” one. Our brand of beauty is natural beauty — your beauty.
Why choose Ardesh Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles?
Dr. Farhad Ardesh and his facial plastic surgery center exclusively revolves around all things facial. This extreme focus allows us to help our patients achieve unparalleled results in facial feminization. He and his team have decades of experience in the field and thousands of perfectly completed procedures to their credit. Stop by for a consultation and we will be happy to have you and to help you reach your beauty goals.
Facial Feminization Surgery Recovery
Recovery from facial feminization surgery varies on a case by case basis depending on which procedures were preformed. However, with facial feminization recovery you can generally expect:
- To be able to go home after surgery
- To be on pain medication for 4-6 days.
- To have ace bandages on at all times for one week. These minimize swelling and aid healing.
- To resume daily activities within 10 days
- To return to work within 2 or 3 weeks
- To avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks’ time.