What Surgeries are Involved in FFS?
One of the most important things to understand about FFS or gender affirming surgery is that it is not a cookie-cutter procedure. The specifics may vary from one patient to the next, and the first step in the process is always consulting with Dr. Nima to develop an individualized treatment plan. This plan will specify the number, type, and extent of the surgical procedures required to help you achieve your desired facial appearance.
Often, FFS will encompass maxillofacial procedures; that is, surgical interventions to help reshape some of the bony structures of the face. Some of the maxillofacial procedures involved in FFS might include:
- Brow reduction
- Jaw reduction or jaw reshaping
- Chin reconstruction or contouring
Facial Cosmetic Procedures
Additionally, many FFS patients will require surgery to modify soft tissues in their facial areas. Some examples of these facial cosmetic procedures include:
Other Procedures Used in FFS
Additionally, Dr. Nima may recommend any of the following procedures to help patients achieve their specific goals:
- Rhinoplasty (nose job)
- Tracheal shave (reduction of the Adam’s Apple)
- Hairline feminization (this may involve a hair transplant or lowering)
Again, the best way to get a more specific recommendation is to meet with Dr. Nima for a one-on-one consultation.