Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS)
Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS) is a group a surgeries that masculinize facial features, particularly for trans men who feel they didn't get enough masculinization from Testosterone. Though less common than Facial Feminization, these surgeries are still regularly performed, either as part of a Female-to-Male transition, as well as for cis gender men wanting a more masculine-looking face.
While many trans men are satisfied with the facial changes acquired through hormone therapy, others don't achieve the level of masculinization desired, which can negatively affect self-esteem and happiness. Facial Masculinization Surgery provides a permanent solution for masculinizing facial features.
Facial Masculinization Surgery can include:
- Forehead Lengthening & Augmentation
- Cheek Augmentation
- Chin Recontouring
- Jaw Contouring
- Adam's Apple Surgery
Facial Masculinization Surgery can help give you a feeling of completeness, and align your male identity with the face you show to the world.
Surgeons who perform FTM Facial Masculinization Surgery:
- Dr. Rumer - Philadelphia area
- Dr. Hadeed - Los Angeles area
- Dr. Harris - Dallas area
- Dr. Kamol - Bangkok, Thailand
- Dr. Sajan - Seattle
- Dr. Rajagopal - San Francisco
- Dr. Schechter - Chicago
- Dr. Jacobs - New York City
- Dr. Mangubat - Seattle
Facial Masculinization Research:
Dr. Paul Tessier and facial skeletal masculinization.
The male facial skeleton is larger and more angular than that of the female. The male skull has bossing in the area of the frontal sinuses (there is bossing even without presence of the sinuses--5% of people do not have a frontal sinus) and a small flat spot in the mid forehead between the areas of bossing and usually slightly above them. Also there is bossing in the superior lateral orbital angle. The chin on an average basis is 17% vertically higher in the male and there is more fullness laterally. The angle of the mandible is larger inferioro-posteriorly and generally flares out more laterally. The oblique line is fuller in the male. To date 6 males who have wanted to have a more masculine face have been operated on forehead, chin, and mandible. All 6 have done well and without complications. Their acceptance of this surgery has been great.