If you are a transgender patient looking to transition into the true you, Dr. Murphy offers facial feminization as an advanced combination of cosmetic and specialized procedures to realize your goals.
Located in Englewood, Colorado, Murphy Plastic Surgery is led by Dr. Murphy, who has 20 years of high expertise in helping people look and feel more like themselves. Our team is proficient in the latest and most effective plastic surgical procedures to help you reach your aesthetic destination. Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment and learn more about facial feminization!
What consists of facial feminization surgery?
- Forehead recontouring and feminization of the brow and hairline
- Mandible and facial re-contouring
- Tracheal shave
- Earlobe reduction
Forehead Recontouring and Feminization of the Brow and Hairline
One of the key procedures in facial feminization is correcting the male prominence of the brow. Dr. Murphy commonly re-contours the forehead and repositions the brow and hairline together through a single incision. This incision is made along the hairline and extends to the temporal scalp, where the brow is recontoured through bone adjustments. Tissues within the brow are resituated to resemble a feminine complexion.
Mandible and Facial Re-Contouring
Since every patient will have a unique structuring of their lower face– prominence and width of the chin and mandibular borders, etc.– the approach to this procedure will vary from person to person. Dr. Murphy performs this procedure through small incisions inside the mouth with a possible incision underneath the chin, depending on your facial structure. In some cases, a chin implant may be necessary. The extent and approach of your procedure will be determined during your assessment with Dr. Murphy.
The definition of the Adam’s Apple is one of the most common indications of masculinity. Dr. Murphy performs the tracheal shave by removing excess cartilage from the surface of the larynx (the voice box) to realize a more feminine outline of the central neck. A tracheal shave can be performed in conjunction with a neck lift or facelift.
During an earlobe reduction, the size and shape of the earlobe are reduced for greater feminization. Dr. Murphy can also reduce the size of the entire ear, if necessary. Tiny incisions are used to help achieve a discrete removal of excess tissue.
Which facial feminization procedural approach will be right for me?
Each person will have a customized procedure that best accommodates their physicality and goals. The suitable facial feminization procedural approach right for you will be determined during your consultation and assessment with Dr. Murphy.
If you are interested in facial feminization, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Murphy!