Facial Feminization Surgery or FFS is a vital component of the overall gender transition process. The are a number of classically male features involving the face that once addressed, allow the face to take on a much more female appearance. As a craniofacial surgeon, New York based plastic surgeon Robert Morin MD FACS has an enormous amount of experience reconstructing and redesigning both the bones and the soft tissue of the face. Dr. Morin uses the complex craniofacial techniques he learned during he fellowship in order reshape the structure of the face during his gender-confirming surgeries. Dr. Morin is sensitive to his transitioning patient’s needs and concerns. Combining his surgical expertise with his compassionate personality, Dr. Morin is able to provide his patients with beautiful, feminine results.
Facial feminization surgery, also known as “FFS,” is the term used to describe a number of complex surgical procedures designed to alter the gender appearance of the face. These procedures are used in order to soften the masculine appearance of a genetically male face in order to create a more feminine look. FFS procedures are a vital part of the overall male to female transition process. Sensitive to his patient’s needs, Dr. Morin completely understands the goals of facial feminization. By carefully listening to his patients, he is able to help them create a more accurate version of themselves.
To modify the existing masculine face, Dr. Morin combines a complex array of plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery techniques in order to make male facial features softer, gentler and more feminine. Every patient’s unique surgical plan is highly individualized based on your specific aesthetic goals and concerns. Dr. Morin works closely with his patients in order to ensure high quality and safe results. Facial feminization surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia in order to ensure maximum patient comfort. During your initial consultation, Dr. Morin will explore in detail all of the latest surgical options available and design a unique surgical plan to fit your aesthetic goals.
Procedures and targeted areas typically involved in facial feminization surgery include:
FFS surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and patients who undergo facial feminization surgery generally go home the same day. Dr. Morin and his attentive staff will review all pre and post-op recovery care instructions in detail in order to help achieve as quick and pain free a recovery as possible. The amount of swelling and the time required before returning to work and other activities depend on the number and types of procedures performed. Follow-up appointments will be made periodically so Dr. Morin can assess your progress and ensure your healing is progressing as expected. As with any surgical procedure, incisions will be required. However, many of the incisions used in FFS are placed on the inside of the mouth. These incisions will therefore not be noticeable. Any skin incisions are skillfully and strategically placed in order to be as inconspicuous as possible.
Dr. Robert Morin is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Morin completed a well-respected craniofacial surgery fellowship with a pioneer in the field. This additional training and his extensive experience in practice has made him an expert at complex facial reconstruction. As a result, Dr. Robert Morin is able to perform facial feminization surgery safely and with great skill and impressive results. If you would like to learn more about any of the procedures within the highly specialized field of facial feminization and gender-confirming surgery, please call either his Manhattan, New York or Hackensack, New Jersey office.