What is MTF Facial Feminization?
Though we may not always be able to detect exactly why it is typically easy to discern a woman’s face from a man’s. Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is performed to surgically alter the face's appearance and its features from masculine to feminine as part of the transitioning process. The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA, will combine a group of facial plastic surgeries that will make your features smaller, softer, and less angled in order to appear more feminine. We work with our patients to create a procedure plan that best fits their unique goals for optimal results. Contact us in Reston, VA, to learn more about customized facial feminization procedures by scheduling your initial consultation.
MTF Facial Feminization Reviews
"Dr Weston is a excellent Dr. He is the best plastic surgeon on the east cost when it comes to facial feminization. I have had numerous surgeries performed by Dr Weston and his staff. Dr Weston and his staff have always been corteous and professional. Chloe"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 20, 2019
"Dr Weston is a excellent Dr. He is the best plastic surgeon on the east cost when it comes to facial feminization. I have had numerous surgeries performed by Dr Weston and his staff. Dr Weston and his staff have always been corteous and professional. Chloe"- P. / Healthgrades / Apr 20, 2019
"Dr Weston is the best plastic surgeon on the east cost when it comes to facial feminization surgery. I have had numerous surgeries performed by Dr Weston and his staff and thay have always been more then corteous and professional. Chloe"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 19, 2019
"Best Doctors! Great Place! - I love Dr. Weston!! He is a great doctor with a superb level of care. He fulfill all his promises and went above and beyond. The entire process, before and after surgery, was worry-free; the personnel is amazing I stayed overnight, great room and service was the best!!"- S. / RealSelf / May 12, 2019
"Helped Me Be Me... - As a transgendered person, finding someone to do top surgery without judgment isn’t easy. The Austin-Weston Center’s staff is amazing, personable, informative, and caring. Dr. Weston is also wonderful. He has a great sense of humor mixed with caring is the best."- D. / RealSelf / Jul 31, 2019
How is FAcial feminization performed?
At our Reston, VA facility, all cosmetic procedures are custom designed, especially facial feminization. A masculine face differs from a feminine face in many ways, but some masculine faces can have some feminine features that should not be changed – so we look at every face individually. We partner with our patients to help them understand their treatment options and allow them to have the final say in which procedures are performed. Some procedures might also include rejuvenation procedures that can provide a more youthful appearance. A few of the procedures we offer as part of facial feminization surgery include:
- Brow lift with reduction of the bone just above the brow
- Upper and lower eyelid lift with midface lift
- Fat injections for more prominent cheekbones
- Face and/or neck lift
- Adam’s apple reduction (tracheal shave)
- Lip Lift
- Corner mouth lift
- Fat transfer or dermal fillers for fuller lips
What can I expect During/After Surgery?
Facial feminization surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the procedures that are included in the patient’s plan. Our plastic surgeon will perform the chosen procedures at a fully accredited surgical facility using minimal incisions in less visible locations to improve the final result. Patients may be able to go home after their surgery, or they may be kept for observation for 1 – 2 nights. Before the patient goes home, our plastic surgeon will schedule a follow-up appointment and go over aftercare and recovery instructions, including when the patient can return to work and exercise.
How much does facial feminization cost?
Our Austin-Weston team is pleased to provide a select list of cosmetic procedures for transgender patients. We know your needs and cosmetic goals are unique and would love the opportunity to sit down with you to discuss your concerns. During a consult, we can estimate the cost of your procedure and determine if any insurance coverage is possible. Generally, insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures, but we offer a variety of finance options that can help make your treatment affordable.
Plan Your Procedure
- Starting Cost
- From $12,050
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
Visible Facial Scars?
All surgeries require incisions that can leave scars, but for facial feminization, our plastic surgeon will use minimal incisions that are placed in easily concealed or camouflaged areas of the face. The surgeon will also help the patient develop and follow a scar management plan that will ensure the surgical incisions heal quickly and flat. In general, patients consider the benefits of facial feminization surgery to be greater than the drawback of small scars.
To improve healing after facial surgery, patients should hold ice packs to their face for a few minutes several times each day. Patients are encouraged to keep their head elevated as much as possible. Be sure to attend the follow-up appointments the plastic surgeon schedules to check healing and progress.
During the patient’s initial consultation, our plastic surgeon will listen to the patient’s needs, concerns, and goals before assessing the face and deciding which procedures will be best for their unique facial feminization surgery. Depending on the patient’s natural face, more or fewer procedures may be needed to reach the best result.