Facial feminisation is a specialised set of surgical procedures that are designed to feminise the facial features of transgender women or individuals who desire a more feminine appearance.

What is facial feminisation?

Facial feminisation is a specialised set of surgical procedures that are designed to feminise the facial features of transgender women or individuals who desire a more feminine appearance. This can help individuals to feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin, and to present as their true selves. 

Such procedures can include rhinoplasty, chin reduction, brow lift, lip augmentation, cheek augmentation, and jaw contouring. The specific procedures performed will vary and depend on the individual’s unique facial features and aesthetic goals. The specific procedures performed will vary and depend on the individual’s unique facial features and aesthetic goals.

What procedures can be performed to feminise the face?

Facial feminisation can involve a range of procedures, depending on the individual’s unique features and goals. Some of the most common procedures include:

  • Brow lift: This procedure involves raising the eyebrow position creating a more feminine-looking brow shape.
  • Lowering of the hairline: A high hairline can make the face appear more masculine, so lowering the hairline can help to create a more feminine appearance. This is typically done through hairline advancement surgery.
  • Reduction of the brow bone: A prominent brow bone can give the face a masculine appearance. A reduction in the brow bone can be achieved through a surgical procedure known as brow bone contouring or frontal bar reduction with an osteoplastic flap.
  • Rhinoplasty: The shape of the nose can have a big impact on the overall appearance of the face. A rhinoplasty can reshape the nose to create a more feminine look by reducing the size of the nose, refining the tip, and altering the shape of the nostrils.
  • Jaw and chin reduction: A square or prominent jawline and chin are typically associated with masculinity. Reducing the size of the jaw and chin can be achieved through jaw or mandible contouring.
  • Deep plane Face and neck lift: A facelift and neck lift can help to reduce sagging skin, jowls, fullness in the neck and under the chin as well as improve the overall contour of the lower face and neck. 
  • Facial fat grafting: Adding volume to the cheeks, lips, and other areas of the face can help to create a softer and more youthful appearance. Fat injections involve removing fat from another part of the body (such as the abdomen or thighs) and injecting it strategically into the face.
  • Shortening of the upper lip: A long upper lip can be a masculine feature. Shortening the upper lip can be achieved through a surgical procedure known as a subnasal lip lift.
  • Upper and lower eyelid surgery: The shape and position of the eyelids can have a significant impact on the overall appearance of the face. Procedures like blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be used to create a more feminine look by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. These risks will be discussed with you in detail during the consultation. For further information on risks please refer to the patient resources section of the website.