How much does face feminization cost?
Facial Feminization Surgery: What You Should Know
What is facial feminization surgery?
FFS (facial feminization surgery) is a procedure that involves the cosmetic alteration of your facial features.
The goal is to soften masculinized features into a shape that is more commonly associated with women. FFS is commonly pursued by transgender women or non-binary trans people who were assigned male at birth (AMAB). It can also appeal to cisgender women.
FFS is unique to each individual and can cover all aspects of the face and neck. FFS is primarily concerned with bone structure and nose shape. When necessary, soft tissue work such as facelifts and neck lifts can be incorporated.
Historically, neither health insurance nor government healthcare has covered FFS. Some insurers, however, are beginning to cover FFS from a select group of surgeons.
Depending on the surgeon and the number of component procedures performed, out-of-pocket costs for FFS can range from 80000 INR to 1,50,000 INR and higher.
FFS is frequently classified by insurers as a cosmetic procedure. FFS, on the other hand, has a greater impact on a person’s mental and social well-being than genital surgeries like vaginoplasty and phalloplasty. As society becomes more aware of transgender issues, the medical establishment appears to be gradually accepting FFS as a necessary component of transgender care, rather than something optional and optional.
To find the right surgeon, meet with as many surgeons as possible in person or via video call. Make sure to ask as many questions as possible to get a sense of the differences in each surgeon’s technique and bedside manner.
Many surgeons give talks or consult with transgender people in major cities and attend transgender conferences. It’s also a good idea to contact former patients of the surgeons you’re interested in. Online forums, support groups, and mutual friends are all good places to start. Want to get a personalized consultation with Dr. Arun Panda Click here.
How is FFS performed?
There are a number of subtle differences between masculinized and non-masculinized faces that, when combined, tip the scales toward a face being interpreted as male or female. Each area of the face is treated separately in the following procedures:
- Forehead procedures
- Hairline alterations
- Nose procedures
- Cheek augmentation
- Lip lift
- Jaw surgery
- Tracheal shave
- Soft tissue procedures
Soft tissue procedures can be combined with the above-mentioned core FFS procedures. This could include the following:
- lip injections
- eyebrow lifts
But in most cases, these procedures aren’t fundamental to how people perceive the gender of a face.
The amount of time it takes to recover depends on the procedures performed. In general, you should be able to return home following surgery. You’ll probably need two weeks of complete rest. For the next six weeks, you should avoid returning to work or lifting heavy objects.
If you have forehead surgery, your surgeon will secure your brows. As a result, for a few weeks, while the anchors set and the tissue heals, you must refrain from plucking your brows.
Rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure. For several weeks after surgery, extra caution should be taken to avoid impacting the nose.