Facial Feminization Surgery – Miami, FL

If you feel your features are too masculine, or you want to feminize your face, you may be a good candidate for facial feminization surgery. Whether you are transitioning from male to female or just want a more delicate look to your already female face, we are here to help you every step of the way. At the Maercks institute, we use several different procedures to give you a more feminine look, and we customize a treatment/surgical plan to each individual patient.

Common techniques and surgeries used during the facial feminization process include a lip lift, face lift or neck lift. Surgeons may also use a lateral lower mandibular shave or a brow-bossing reduction to achieve your ultimate look. Regardless of your motivation or desired outcome, we are confident we can create and complete a look you will be happy with for the rest of your life.

Customized to the Patient

As a general rule, these surgeries are customized to meet the needs of the patient. During your initial consultation, our surgeon will closely assess your desires, and create a suggested list of recommended procedures that will help you achieve the look you want. Your surgeries may include:

  • Dermal Fillers
  • Neck Lift
  • Face Lift
  • Scalp Advancement
  • Temporal Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Chin Reshaping
  • Jaw Contouring
  • Osteoplastic Surgery
  • Nasal Tip Refinement
  • Tracheal Shave
  • Upper Lip Enhancement

Facial feminization surgery is fairly new to the field of plastic surgery, and is defined as a combination of both non-surgical and surgical procedures with the end goal of increasing the attractiveness and femininity of the facial features.

The Facial Feminization Concept

Studies have recently been done by a renowned facial plastic surgeon that show that the more feminine the features are, the more attractive the face is perceived to be. This is constant regardless of gender, showing that feminine facial features are synonymous with attractiveness. As each patient is unique and different, all require a customized treatment and surgical plan that works to feminize the face and make it more attractive.

Dr. Maercks has worked extensively on facial feminization cases, and can determine exactly what procedures you need to improve the attractiveness of your face and make it more feminine.

Facial feminization is a new philosophy that aims to find the face’s balance and harmony between shadow and light, masculine and feminine, natural aging and youthfulness. It’s an attempt to make the face as attractive as it can for as long as it lasts.

Facial feminization surgery is more often referred to as gender reaffirmation surgery, and is performed both on females that want to look more feminine, and male patients that want to increase the attractiveness of their features. Regardless of the reasons why you are seeking this procedure, we can help make sure it is a success.

Dr. Maercks is extensively trained in the following procedures that may also be part of your FFS:

  • Mandible contouring
  • Chin modelling
  • Rhinoplasty contouring
  • Tracheal shave
  • Scalp advancement
  • Forehead reconstruction
  • Dermal fat augmentation
  • Facelift
  • Lip lift

Non-surgical tools used by Dr. Maercks to feminize the face include injectable fillers to restore volume, and Botox to the areas around the eyes and chin and the forehead.

The Risks of FFS

There is risk involved in every type of surgery, and we do our best to control and minimize those risks before you schedule a procedure with us. During your consultation, we will ask questions about your medical history and your desired outcome to help us determine if the benefits of the surgery outweigh the possible risks.

Your safety and happiness are always our top priorities, and we do all we can to minimize your risks. Depending on the procedures you undergo, your possible complications can be discussed with you at your initial consultation.

What to Expect

During your first consultation at the Maercks Institute, you will meet with your doctor and discuss your desired outcome of your procedure. Dr. Maercks wants you to enjoy the way your face looks after FFS, but it’s vital that you have realistic expectations from your surgery. At your consultation, Dr. Maercks will create a treatment plan that works for your face based on your medical history and your desired outcome.

He may also perform a physical examination and go over any complications you’ve had in the past with surgery. As this is the point where risks are identified and dealt with, it’s important that every patient be forthcoming with information to the doctor.

After your consultation and once it’s been determined which procedures are right for your face, we can discuss the total cost and payment for the procedure. Costs will vary based on the individual patient, and rarely will your insurance cover the cost of FFS. We can answer any questions you have about payment and direct you to your insurance company when necessary.

Your consultation is the time to address any concerns you have with your surgery, and to get the answers to any questions that have come up during your research. Our goal is to educate our patients on what will be best for them in the long term, and the consultation is the perfect time to do so.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

As you make important choices about your body and your face, trust the professionals at the Maercks Institute to give you the best in care and techniques for your facial feminization surgery. We are proud of our reputation and our history with our patients. Visit our website to view before and after photos of all our procedures.

Regardless of what you don’t like about the way you look, we are here to help. From breast augmentation to transgender surgery to FFS, we have the tools, experience and education necessary to ensure that you are satisfied with every part of your physical appearance.

Call us today to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon that is invested in the outcome of your surgery. We look forward to working with you in our office on your facial feminization surgery in Miami.