Dr. Chernoff Discusses Facial Feminization

Dr. Chernoff: Hello I’m Dr. Greg Chernoff and I’d like to talk to you today about the exciting field of facial feminization for the past 20 years I’ve been involved in facial feminization for male to female transgender patients. When you come in for your consultation we’ll spend a lot of time going over with you, where you are on your journey, we’ll do computer imaging for you so I can show you realistically what you can hope to achieve. The most common combinations  of treatments that I do many of them in a single session would be the combination of a hairline advancement for patients as we do the brow lift, usually in women we like to see the head of the brow sitting on the bony eye socket with the tail sitting a centimeter above.

So, at the time of elevating the brows we do a scalp reduction with a hairline advancement. Many men have a lot of bossing of their frontal bone so at that same time I will reduce the bossing of your frontal bone to give a more feminine appearance on profile to the forehead. We then do get rid of the excess eyelid tissue by doing an upper and a lower lid blepharoplasty, many male patients have masculine-looking noses so we can sculpt the nose during the rhinoplasty and then we will typically do a mid-face or a face neck lift if there’s jowling, if there’s banding in the tissue. At that time we determine which you benefit from cheek implants perhaps a chin implant or maybe a pre jowl implant if you’ve got more of a masculine looking jaw commonly at that time also sculpt out your buccal fat pads which are responsible for the convex overhang the most important part is listening to you to see what you want to achieve and formulating a long term plan in your facial feminization journey thank you and for more information you can visit drchernoff.com or come in for a complimentary consultation.

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