Facial Feminization Surgery Miami

Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is a collection of cosmetic surgical procedures that are designed to transform masculine-looking facial features into a more rounded and delicately defined feminine face.

Recent literature on quality-of-life outcomes following Facial Feminization Surgery has supported the substantial impact FFS has on overall well-being. While FFS has been treated as a collection of purely aesthetic and complementary procedures, there’s increasing evidence that points to including FFS among medically necessary gender confirming surgeries1.

While many trans women are content without ever seeking Facial Feminization Surgery, others find FFS to be a vital part of their transition, often because the face provides one of the first impressions people have regarding someone’s gender. Other body parts can be hidden or accentuated to appear more feminine, but it can be near impossible for some transitioning women to present a feminine face without Facial Feminization Surgery. At Inspire Cosmetic, we offer patients a customized plan to help you achieve your feminization goals, ultimately improving one’s quality-of-living.

Facial Feminization Surgery involves craniofacial plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery and reconstructive surgery of the bony and soft tissue of the face, neck, and thyroid cartilage (“Adam’s Apple”). Facial hair removal and Hair Grafting can also be considered as aspects of Facial Feminization Surgery.

Dr. Drew Schnitt‘s extensive experience in craniofacial and cosmetic surgery along with his superior final results makes him an excellent choice for Facial Feminization (FFS) procedures such as Rhinoplasty, Brow Lift, and contouring of the cheek, brow, nose, chin, and mandible augmentation/reduction.

Recovery from Facial Feminization Surgery

Facial Feminization Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis where general or local anesthesia with twilight sedation may be used. After your surgery, you may be required to wear a compression garment 24/7 (except for showering) for 4 weeks. You can expect moderate pain (which should go down significantly by about 4-5 days after surgery), bruising and swelling that may persist for several weeks.

While all surgeries carry potential risks, many complications can be avoided by following the pre- and post-operative instructions.

For a few days post-op, you will be limited to bed rest and light activities such as walking. You will need to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for at least four weeks.

Cost of Facial Feminization Surgery

The cost of Facial Feminization with Dr. Drew Schnitt varies by patient and procedure. Dr. Drew Schnitt can provide exact pricing after your complimentary consultation.

Easy financing options are available for qualified applicants & may incur additional costs. Dr. Drew Schnitt accepts Care Credit and United Medical Credit financing. Dr. Drew Schnitt does not accept insurance for Facial Feminization Surgery.

Procedure Description Cost
Forehead Recontouring Involves brow shaving or surgically altering the masculine-looking heavy bony ridge just above the eyes (“brow bossing”). Often done in conjunction with Rhinoplasty and/or Hairline Correction. $4000 and up
Brow Lift Repositioning the eyebrows higher is considered one of the most effective surgeries for feminizing the upper face. Often done in conjunction with Forehead Recontouring and Hairline Correction. $4500 and up
Rhinoplasty The shape of the nose is altered by changing the underlying bone and cartilage. Often done in conjunction with Forehead Recontouring. $6000 and up
Jaw Recontouring The angle of the jaw is lessened to achieve a feminine contour. The jaw may be narrowed as well. $4500 and up
Chin Recontouring The shape of the chin is reshaped to achieve the shape, size and projection of the typical female chin. Chin implants may also be used. $3000 and up
Lip Lift The distance between the top lip and nose is lessened and lips can also be made to appear more full. $2000 and up
Cheek implants Cheek implants or bone filler can be used to give the cheeks a feminine, round appearance. $3800 and up
Tracheal Shave The thyroid cartilage (“Adam’s apple”) is shaved down to a more feminine size. $3500
Hairline Correction The hairline is moved down to a more female position. Often done in conjunction with Forehead Recontouring, Brow Lift and/or Rhinoplasty. $4000 and up

If you would like to pay for your Facial Feminization Surgery over time, Dr. Drew Schnitt accepts American Medical Healthcare financing. Sorry, Dr. Drew Schnitt does not accept insurance for Facial Feminization at this time.

Requirements

  • Dr. Drew Schnitt is a member of WPATH and follows the WPATH Standards of Care. You will need to supply a letter from a qualified mental health professional recommending Facial Feminization Surgery.
  • Hormone therapy is not required.
  • Dr. Drew Schnitt will operate on those under 18 years of age, with parental consent.

Footnotes:

1. Facial gender confirmation surgery—review of the literature and recommendations for Version 8 of the WPATH Standards of Care
Jens U. Berli, Luis Capitán, Daniel Simon, Rachel Bluebond-Langner, Eric Plemons & Shane D. Morrison. International Journal of Transgenderism Vol. 18, Iss. 3, 2017