FREE Facial Feminization ADVICE in Barendrecht
Gabriels practice people with questions about their transition. Particular focus is placed on the feminization of the male face, or Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS). FFS is a combination of surgical procedures aimed at reducing what we call “male facial features,” giving the face a softer and more feminine appearance. A born man goes into transition to become a woman.
At the invitation of Diana Gabriels, various FFS specialists, including Dr. Wim Verhaeghe, will tell you more about the treatments.
Dr. Wim Verhaeghe studied medicine and dentistry at UGent. At the UZ Gent, Dr. Verhaeghe specialized as a resident and as a deputy clinic head.
Dr. Verhaeghe is a mouth, jaw and facial surgeon who also specializes in dentistry and implantology. In addition, he has a strong interest in head and neck oncology and orthognatic surgery in the context of dysgnathy, sleep apnea syndrome and gender dysphoria.
A typical characteristic of the man is the Adam’s apple. Adam’s apple is a part of the thyroid cartilage that grows with boys in puberty. Through an Adam’s apple reduction it is possible to reduce the Adam’s apple. The Adam’s apple will be reduced, but keep in mind that the pitch of your voice will not change.
The distance between the upper lip and the nose is shortened. This is done by removing a small strip of skin. As a result, the upper lip will be raised as a minimum, making the lip red more visible. Besides that the lip appears fuller, the teeth are also more visible.
The hairline is one of the most important issues for many trans women, at Praktijk Gabriels we offer the hairline reduction. Dr. Verhaeghe brings the hairline forward while he also works on the forehead. However, patients with significant male pattern baldness may need a hair transplant surgery.
The big difference between the male and female foreheads is that men often have a larger and more pronounced forehead. The upper edge of the eye socket is also called the “eyebrow bow.” Female foreheads rarely or never have an eyebrow bow. Feminizing the forehead is one the most commonly performed FFS treatment.
The eyebrow lift is already a well-known procedure in plastic surgery. This is often done with men or women who want to regain their youthful appearance. For the trans woman, this procedure can offer a solution to make the face more feminine.
High cheekbones are seen as feminine and attractive in a female face. In addition, full cheeks exude softness and youthfulness. Women usually have slightly more prominent cheekbones than men. A cheekbone correction is usually performed in combination with other facial treatments, because accentuating the cheekbones alone has little influence on the feminization of the male’s face.
The female contour is one of the most characteristic of a female face. The contour is mainly determined by the shape of the jaw. The male jaw has a square appearance. The female jaw, on the other hand, is a bit softer in shape. In addition to the forehead correction and the eyebrow lift, the jawline correction can ensure that you get a feminine appearance.
The male chin looks more square and robust than the female chin. This is because the flat part of the male chin lies between two points directly under the canines. By making a cut in the chin bone and removing a part of this bone, the height of the chin becomes smaller and narrower.
Do you suffer from unwanted and / or excessive hair growth? Annoying hair growth is now a thing of the past thanks to the Diode laser! This laser is therefore very suitable for the treatment of over-hair in all skin types. On average, five treatments are needed for a definitive result.
There are also treatments for a born woman who goes into transition to continue life as a man. This includes breast removal. A male chest is hereby obtained by:
- removing excess mammary gland tissue
- if necessary, reducing the size of nipple and areola
- a correction of excess skin
- repositioning the nipple