Header Logo
Facial Feminization Surgery Image
Facial Feminization Surgery

Facial Feminization Surgery in Dartmouth, MA

19 Procedures ( View All )

What is Facial Feminization Surgery?

It is typically easy to discern a woman’s face from a man’s, even if it is difficult to put the difference into words. At Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, facial feminization surgery (FFS) is performed to surgically alter the features of the face to change the appearance from masculine to feminine as a part of gender affirmation surgery. In order to create these changes, Dr. Caroline Plamondon will create a customized treatment plan that may include a number of procedures to make facial features smaller, softer, and less angled. The procedures that can be included in a facial feminization procedure plan at our Dartmouth, MA facility include:

  • Eyelid surgery
  • Brow lift
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Forehead contouring and reduction
  • Genioplasty
  • Hairline advancement
  • Canthopexy
  • Lip lift
  • Osteoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty/Septoplasty
  • Liposuction

To learn more, contact our state-of-the-art facility today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Plamondon. 

Who is a candidate for facial feminization surgery?

Facial feminization surgery can be a big step in your transition from male to female and in allowing you to feel more comfortable and confident in your appearance. This procedure is performed for those who are over the age of 18 and have been diagnosed with gender dysphoria. It is also important that you are in good overall health, both mentally and physically. During your consultation at our Dartmouth, MA facility, Dr. Plamondon will talk with you about your expectations and create a customized treatment plan to meet your goals. 

How is facial feminization surgery performed?

Prior to your facial feminization surgery, Dr. Plamondon will go over your treatment plan to determine which treatments will be necessary for you. Depending on the procedures being performed, facial feminization surgery can be done under general or local anesthesia. Dr. Plamondon will perform the procedures at a fully accredited surgical facility with the use minimal incisions in discreet locations to enhance the final outcome.

What can I expect after facial feminization surgery?

After facial feminization surgery, patients may be able to go home or they may be kept for observation for 1 – 2 nights. Dr. Plamondon will also schedule your follow-up appointment and go over the necessary aftercare and recovery instructions, including when you can return to work and exercise. Your total necessary healing time may vary depending on the procedures that were performed, but Dr. Plamondon will be able to let you know what to expect throughout your recovery.

Facial Feminization FAQ

Will I have visible scars after facial feminization surgery?
All surgical procedures require incisions, which can leave scars. However, for facial feminization, Dr. Plamondon uses minimal incisions in areas that can be easily covered. She will also provide a scar management plan that you can follow to help the incisions heal quickly and flat. 

What can I do to help with the healing process after facial feminization surgery?
To aid in the healing process after facial feminization, you may be encouraged to use ice packs to reduce swelling and bruising. You may also be encouraged to keep your head elevated as much as possible. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled so that Dr. Plamondon can evaluate your healing process.

How do I know which facial feminization procedures are right for me?
Within your initial consultation, Dr. Plamondon will listen to your needs, concerns, and goals in order to determine which procedures will be best for your personalized facial feminization surgery. She knows how life-changing this procedure can be and will make every effort to provide your ideal outcome.

Request Consultation

Plan Your Procedure

Contact Us

A Softer, Feminine Appearance

As a part of gender reaffirmation treatments, facial feminization surgery is one of the most subtle yet drastic transformations to the appearance. These personalized cosmetic procedures have allowed many transgender women to feel more comfortable and confident in the way they look by softening their features for a more feminine facial appearance. Contact Caroline J. Plamondon, M.D. Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery today to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.