Facial masculinization is a set of surgical procedures that alter the features of the face to appear more masculine. Looking the way you feel inside is critical to self-esteem and happiness; the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago understands that in order for you to feel like the best version of yourself, you should look like the best version of yourself.
Facial masculinization is ideal for those, male or female, who believe their facial features are too feminine, as well as those transitioning from female to male. Male facial features tend to include a larger chin, a longer forehead, and a wider jaw. Always consult with your doctor to get a thorough evaluation of your facial anatomy before making the decision to undergo facial masculinization.
Facial masculinization involves several procedures that are individualized to the needs and desires of each particular patient. A board-certified plastic surgeon will perform a facial evaluation and talk with you about the recommended procedures to achieve the appearance you want. Depending on the desired outcome, these procedures may include:
- Jaw reshaping
- Chin contouring
- Forehead lengthening
- Cheek augmentation
- Thyroid cartilage enhancement (Adam’s apple surgery)
At the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago, we take the time to explain all aspects of each procedure during a consultation, including associated risks and recovery.
Facial masculinization, which is also known as gender reaffirmation surgery, is not a single procedure, but a set of procedures that alter the shape and features of the face. At the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago, we create a personalized treatment plan with the goal of achieving your desired results. We understand that this type of process is creating a version of you that externally matches how you feel inside, and we pride ourselves on the ability to implement the best course of care for each patient.
The individual procedures involved in facial masculinization should be discussed with your plastic surgeon. The potential complications and recovery for each procedure varies, so it is best to have an initial consultation to talk about treatment options before making a decision to have facial masculinization surgery.
The process of facial masculinization is a highly individualized course of treatment and varies greatly between patients; therefore, it is difficult to provide an approximate cost associated with it. Your plastic surgeon should discuss all aspects of the procedure, including associated costs, during your consultation.
At the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Chicago, we aim to educate our patients to the best of our ability. If you have any questions about facial masculinization or if you think it is the right course for you, give us a call to schedule a consultation. The cost of facial masculinization varies by individual treatment plan, and insurance rarely covers this procedure; however, our clinic will discuss all costs and payment options. Our doctors and staff ensure that each patient is compassionately and professionally guided through the entire evaluation, from initial consultation until well after recovery.