Facial Feminization
Las Vegas

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Introduction to

Facial Feminization

We’ve all felt that feeling that something’s not quite right. While most of us have the uneasiness of leaving the oven on or that we’re being watched, other people have a bit deeper conflict inside. For our Las Vegas patients who feel like their face doesn’t match how they should look, Dr. Jaiswal and his team offer Facial Feminization Surgery for those who would like a more serious change in their appearance. If you have been struggling with the thought that you don’t look like how you feel, this surgery could do wonders for you, and we’ll be excited to be part of your journey! Please keep reading below to determine for yourself if it’s right for you.

Dr. Rohit Jaiswal strives to deliver the best facelift Las Vegas localities can look forward to. Your surgery will be performed by Dr. Jaiswal in our state-of-the-art facility. We look forward to joining you on your road to discovering the best version of yourself.

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What is

Facial Feminization?

Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is often a combination of procedures that help create a more feminine appearance by changing the shape of the face. This surgical series can be performed on anyone who feels like their face isn’t feminine, however, it’s primarily used for those with gender dysphoria and who would like to transition physically to their self-affirmed gender. Some of the surgeries can be combined but this treatment is primarily performed on a step-by-step basis.

Facial feminization surgery often includes a combination of the following procedures:

  • Forehead Contouring: Most cisgender men possess a more pronounced bony ridge above their eye sockets, whereas cisgender women tend to have a higher, smoother, and more rounded outline of their forehead. Dr. Jaiswal will cut part of the forehead bone out, reshape it, and then put it back to achieve a more feminine appearance on the forehead.
  • Eye and Lid Modification: Dr. Jaiswal will cut away excess tissue to feminize the upper eyelids.
  • Cheek Augmentation: It’s common for cisgender women to have prominent round cheeks, due to a greater concentration of fat in the area. To achieve a more feminine appearance, fat can be taken from another part of the body (i.e. belly or thighs) and placed into the cheeks to alter their size and shape. In a bit more extreme technique, Dr. Jaiswal will fracture and move the cheekbones into a different position.
  • Lip Lift and Augmentation: A feminine face tends to have a shorter distance between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip, while masculine faces usually have longer upper lips. By shortening the distance between the lip and the nose, Dr. Jaiswal can create a shorter, more curled lip. If desired, your lips can also be enlarged by taking fat from another part of the body or using implants or fillers and placing it in the lips.
  • Jaw Angle Reduction: Since masculine jaws are typically larger and broader than feminine jaws, Dr. Jaiswal will reduce the size of your jaw and narrow it by sculpting or removing outer layers from the lower jaw.
  • Chin Width Reduction: The difference between masculine and feminine chins is that the latter tend to be smaller and more square-shaped. To shorten and narrow the chin, Dr. Jaiswal will make a horizontal cut along the chin bone, followed by the removal of a small wedge of bone, and then reattaching the chin bone.

Other possible head and neck procedures include:

  • Tracheal Shave: This procedure will minimize the thyroid cartilage (a.k.a. Adam’s apple). During the procedure, a small incision is made just under the chin, in the shadow of the neck, or hidden in a skin fold to conceal the scar. Dr. Jaiswal will then reduce and reshape the cartilage.
  • Lowering the Hairline: Feminine hairlines tend to be lower, so an incision is made at the edge of the hairline and the scalp is raised, pulled back, and fixed to the bone. Any excess forehead skin will be removed.
  • Hair Transplantation: Hair transplantation can also be used to create a more feminine hairline. In this procedure, hair follicles are taken from the back and side of the head and then transplanted to bare areas of the head and the temples.

You might also consider skin-tightening surgery, such as a facelift or neck lift.

Who are the Best Candidates for Facial Feminization?

A good candidate for Facial Feminization surgery in Las Vegas is those with the following characteristics:

  • Are of the age to make consent
  • Have been previously diagnosed with persistent gender dysphoria
  • Have been attempting to live as a member of your desired sex
  • If significant medical or mental health concerns exist, they must be reasonably well-controlled
  • Maintain a positive outlook with realistic expectations

We understand the importance of undergoing FFS, as it is a very personal decision. We like to encourage our patients to do this on their own accord and at their own pace. You deserve to feel like your best self and we can’t wait to support you.

What are the Benefits of Facial Feminization?

The number one benefit of FFS is that you will feel more comfortable with your appearance as your exterior should better match how your feel inside. Some of the other benefits that our Facial Feminization Las Vegas patients have discovered include improved confidence with more feminine features, and so much more!

Every patient who receives FFS has their reason and desires for getting these procedures, so as a very personal and private experience, we encourage you to find the joys and benefits that are specific to you!

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What’s the First Step?

The first step in your Facial Feminization transformation is to get in touch with us and schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Jaiswal. During your appointment, you’ll be able to express your surgical desires and ask any questions that you have. Dr. Jaiswal will intently listen and after examining your face, he will provide his expert recommendations on which procedures will work best for you.

If you agree with his suggestions and would like to move forward, your surgical plan and our Patient Coordinator will help book your surgery. You will also be provided with certain instructions to follow that will help decrease unnecessary risks and achieve the best possible results.

As you converse with Dr. Jaiswal, we encourage you to be open and honest. Your safety and health are most important to us, so you’re clarity will help achieve that.

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What to Expect on the Day of Facial Feminization

On the day of your Facial Feminization surgery, you will be made comfortable with either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on what is chosen during your consultation. Once you are sedated, Dr. Jaiswal will begin your surgery.

Every patient will require a combination and techniques to achieve their look, and Dr. Jaiswal strives to create a beautiful and feminine face. If you would like to understand what happens during each procedure, please differ to the information provided above in the “What is” section.

Facial Feminization Recovery

After surgery, we will monitor you in our recovery room as you come out of sedation. Once you are free to leave, a family member or friend can take you home. You can expect to experience some pain, redness, and swelling in your face, most noticeably in your eyes, nose, jaw, and chin. You will need to avoid overexerting yourself for at least one month, and once Dr. Jaiswal gives you the ‘OK’, you can begin moderate exercise within three to six months.

You will notice that chewing and swallowing may be difficult due to incisions and swelling, so you should stick to softer foods as you initially heal. If you’d like, we can offer our recommendations for nutritionists in the area to make sure you get enough nutrients following surgery, because a healthy diet is an important part of your recovery.

How Much Does Facial Feminization Cost in Las Vegas?

The cost of Facial Feminization in Las Vegas will vary on many factors, but most importantly, the procedures that you choose. After meeting with Dr. Jaiswal and he creates your surgical plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to use that information to give you a price breakdown.

Why Choose Dr. Jaiswal?

When choosing a surgeon for Facial Feminization Surgery in Las Vegas, there are a lot of options, but none quite as good as Rahit Jaiswal, M.D. Not only is he an expert plastic surgeon, being a member of The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), but he also has a firm understanding of style and modern-day trends. As an undergrad, Dr. Jaiswal attended the University of California, Berkeley, which he followed with earning his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has been named a Las Vegas Top Doc and received a gold medal in 2020 for Best Cosmetic Surgery.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’d like to book a consultation for Facial Feminization Surgery in Las Vegas with Dr. Jaiswal, please contact Atelier Plastic Surgery today! You can call us or use an online form to request your consultation. Our compassionate team of experts is standing by and excited to chat with you. We fully understand that surgery in general can feel like a daunting process, so when it comes to something like this, rest assured that we’ll be here for you. We look forward to joining you in your process of discovering the best version of yourself.

Facial Feminization FAQ’s

Is Facial Feminization Painful?

The surgery isn’t painful since it is performed under general anesthesia, but you can expect some pain and discomfort during your recovery. Dr. Jaiswal will provide you with instructions on how to alleviate any discomfort, as well as temporarily prescribe you pain medication.

How many appointments will I need?

The number of appointments you will need will be decided upon during your consultation. As mentioned above, while most procedures can be combined, Dr. Jaiswal may recommend that you break them up into several surgeries to achieve the best results.

After your surgeries, Dr. Jaiswal will want to see you for a follow-up about a week post-op, so he can monitor your healing and remove or replace any bandages and sutures. Depending on the procedures you get, you may require more additional check-ups than another patient. You will always be informed of when he expects to see you again and when your last appointment will be.

How long until I see results?

Results will vary for every patient, but depending on the degree of change and the procedures you get, you may see some positive changes immediately after surgery, however, you will need to wait for any swelling and bruising to subside. Many patients will see their final results within three to six months, but may also take up to a full year.

If you have any questions about when you can expect optimal results, please ask Dr. Jaiswal when you have your Facial Feminization consultation.

Can I combine Facial Feminization with other procedures?

Absolutely! Although Facial Feminization is a combination of facial procedures, if you have any other desires for your face or body, such as a Facelift, Breast Augmentation, or a Tummy Tuck, please discuss your aesthetic goals with Dr. Jaiswal.

Please keep in mind that due to the extensive nature of these procedures, you may be advised to receive additional surgery at a later date.

What are the risks associated with Facial Feminization?

  • A solid swelling of clotted blood within your tissues
  • An adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Damage to nearby structures
  • Dissatisfaction with appearance after surgery
  • Facial nerve injury
  • Fluid accumulation beneath the skin
  • Imbalanced facial features
  • Infection
  • Suture rupture along an incision line
  • Visible scarring

Additional surgery may be needed to correct an imbalance in facial features and improve the outcome.

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Patient resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.