Deciding whether or not to go through facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a big decision, one that will not only affect you physically but also mentally for years to come. As you make your decision, have you wondered if you are a good candidate for FFS?
Is FFS Right for You?
FFS is a set of procedures to make a masculine-looking face more feminine. These procedures soften the male face, which tends to have square, sharp features, to give the face a more oval shape. The choice of procedures is up to you, and procedures can be combined so that your plastic surgery goals can be attained. There are many options to choose from, and they include chin reduction, forehead contouring, lowering of the hairline, cheek augmentation, a nose job, and a lip lift and augmentation.
Perhaps the first thing to consider when you are deciding if FFS is right for you is how important it is that any changes you make you do for yourself. Other things to consider include:
- Your age. You must be at least 18 to consent to these procedures.
- Your outlook. You must have realistic expectations about what the outcome might be and a positive outlook about what will be involved in the procedures and the recovery.
- Your physical health. You don’t have significant medical health concerns, but if you do, they are reasonably controlled. Your doctor will ask you about any serious health problems, such as venous thromboembolism (a lung clot), a bleeding disorder, blood clots, and deep vein thrombosis.
- Your mental health. If you have any significant mental health concerns they are well-controlled. You have been diagnosed with persistent gender dysphoria (psychological stress because of a conflict with the gender you were assigned at birth).
You have no doubt put a lot of thought into this decision, and you no doubt have a lot of questions. The experts at Del Rey Face can help, by answering your questions and addressing any concerns you have about FFS and other feminization procedures. Contact the office in Marina Del Rey, California, for a consultation. Call 310-823-4444 today.