What is facial feminization surgery?
Facial Feminization Surgery comprises a series of surgical techniques that seek to soften and harmonize the different aesthetic sectors of the face, allowing us to identify as feminine features that are usually classified as masculine. In this way it is possible to soften and redefine structures such as the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple), the mandibular angles, the chin and the fronto-orbital complex, an area especially marked in the male gender.
Latest scientific advances in Facial Feminization Surgery
The facial bone skeleton has been treated almost exclusively in recent years by the maxillofacial and/or craniofacial surgeon, the improvement of the different surgical procedures and the approaches to the facial bone complex have allowed the achievement of fully satisfactory results in the different disciplines that occupy these two specialties.
Being able to transfer these techniques to the field of Facial Feminization Surgery will allow us to directly address the bone and be able to work on it, which will guarantee our results in the medium and long term, making them certainly predictable.
Today, in numerous scientific forums, the management of soft tissues and bone continues to spark debate and controversy, at what level it is possible to obtain better results and most importantly, how it is possible to make these results last over time< /strong>. Soft tissues (skin, fat, muscle) make up a dynamic tissue exposed to numerous vectors of change (muscular contraction and relaxation, fluid retention, gravitational effect, loss of properties of intertissue adhesion components) which makes it difficult to predict the results of a surgical action on them in the medium and long term.
On the contrary, the facial bone skeleton, due to its special characteristics, is not subject to vectors of change as significant as those mentioned, so that all those modifications that take place on it will remain unchanged over time. Taking advantage of this advantage and analyzing the great differences between the male and female facial skeletons with facial feminization surgery, we will be able to redefine a skeleton with masculine features, making it perceived in a smoother and more harmonious way, in order to accounts with feminine features.
The result of Facial Feminization Surgery
Direct work on the bone surface makes it possible to modify shapes and volumes and sculpt the new desired shape, in this way we will be able to smooth the mandibular angles, reduce squareness and prominence of the chin, and soften the fronto-orbital projection with which together we will gain a greater harmony of the facial oval.