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Facial Feminization

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Facial feminization refers to the surgical alteration of the face and its features. Facial feminization surgery is used to soften the features of the face to give a more feminine look. Dr. Mark Mofid is a board-certified reconstructive and facial plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing beautiful and personalized results from your facial feminization surgery in San Diego.

Personalizing Your Facial Feminization

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is tailored to every person. Dr. Mark Mofid works extensively to encompass every aspect of the neck and face. There are a variety of different facial feminization procedures that focus on different features of the face. Multiple facial feminization procedures can be performed at once for more comprehensive results. Dr. Mofid and the patient will address specific areas of the face wanting change. The patient’s ideal results will be discussed so he can create a customized surgical plan for the facial feminization surgery in San Diego.

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Options for Facial Feminization

Facial feminization surgery focuses on different facial features individually.

Forehead Contouring

The Forehead procedure focuses on contouring and reducing the prominence of the brow bone to give a softer look. Patients with a thicker brow bone often require more work. Those with a large brow bone, the front section of the bone is removed to get the desired angles.

Hairline Advancement

Male hairlines often recede with age along with patterns of baldness. The scalp is often cut to move the hairline further down towards the face. The incision is hidden within the hair for more natural-looking results.


The objective behind rhinoplasty is to shape the nose to the patient’s ideal size and length. Rhinoplasty for facial feminization focuses on refining the features of the nose and balancing overall proportions of the face.

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Cheek Augmentation

Cheek augmentation involves placing implants under the cheek to give a fuller look. Fat grafting can also be used to add volume to the cheeks.

Lip Lift

A lip lift can involve shortening the distance between the upper lip and the nose or adding volume to the lips using dermal fillers to give them a fuller appearance.


A genioplasty alters the shape of the chin (chin augmentation). This can be performed to refine the shape of the chin, or to give it a softer appearance based on the specific aesthetic needs of the patient.

Jaw Contouring

Jaw contouring can involve reduction of the bones along the jaw or the addition of jaw implant.

Thyroid Reduction

Also known as an “Adam’s Apple reduction”, this procedure focuses on shaving away thyroid cartilage to reduce the appearance of the Adam’s apple. The incisions for the procedure are made under the chin making the scar nearly undetectable.

Recovering From Facial Feminization Surgery

The length of your recovery following your facial feminization will vary based on the type of procedure performed. You can expect to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort however these issues should subside over time and can be managed with medication. During your consultation, Dr. Mofid can discuss what to expect during your recovery and provide you with post-operative instructions.

The Cost Of Facial Feminization Surgery

Each facial feminization procedure Dr. Mofid performs is completely personalized based on the patient’s aesthetic needs and goals. The cost of your facial feminization will be based on the type of procedure performed as well as other factors that can be discussed during your consultation. Financing options for facial feminization surgery are available in San Diego.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact our plastic and reconstructive surgery center for your facial feminization procedure in San Diego. Dr. Mark Mofid is a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can use his technical skill and artistic eye to provide you with beautiful and natural-looking results from your facial feminization in La Jolla.