Gender Affirmation Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

The path to gender confirmation is a deeply personal one and the decision about which surgeon to trust your body with is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We hope the answers to these questions will help you feel confident in your decision. If you have any questions which are not addressed here, please feel free to call us or schedule a consultation and we will be happy to assist you.

What procedures are performed during facial feminization?

The procedures performed during facial feminization are individually chosen for each patient to optimize their features. The procedures most commonly performed including the following:

  • Forehead Contouring or Setback
  • Scalp Advancement
  • Hair Transplantation
  • Brow Lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Lip Reshaping (Upper Lip Lift, Lip Fillers)
  • Chin Recontouring (Genioplasty)
  • Jaw Contouring (Reduction of mandibular angles and body)
  • Adam's Apple Reduction

How long does a typical facial feminization procedure take?

The length of your operation will vary depending on the procedures chosen for you. The operations often last anywhere from an hour to all day.

What is involved in a typical consultation?

During your consultation, we will discuss your desires and expectations for your surgery or surgeries. We will discuss the procedures that are best suited for you. A CT scan can be performed in the office to discuss your bony features and photo simulation can be created to better understand the outcome.

Does the office have experience with transgender patients?

At Del Rey Face, we have years of experience working with transgender and nonbinary individuals. You will find that we possess the knowledge and sensitivity required to make all of our patients feel well cared for and completely at ease.


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