Cosmetics, makeup, and other small things can feminize the face, but there are certain bony characteristics that give the perception of a male or female face, that cannot be altered without surgery. Most women have softer and finer brow bones whereas men have a more prominent brow bone with a little indentation, as well as a super orbital ridge and frontal bone.
A great feminization technique that’s available with makeup is to use contouring to lift the brow and widen the eye. I do a lot of transgender facial feminization surgeries and have spoken at graduations where I showed pictures of just the eyes of a person wearing makeup. I then asked the audience if they could tell if the eyes were that of a man or woman. It was surprising how many could not tell.
How can I feminize my forehead?
To feminize the forehead we lift the brows and contour the brow bone, then bring the hairline forward because as some men age their hairline recedes a bit. Feminizing the forehead and the eyes sort of goes hand in hand.
How do I make my nose more feminine?
A feminine nose tends to be smaller and more refined, often more upturned than a male nose. When performing this surgery I first have a consultation to learn the patient’s goals. Some want a more natural-looking nose while others want it to be really small. I provide expectations on what can be achieved with their anatomy.
Do you have a question? Are you considering surgery to feminize your facial bones and your facial features? Come in and talk to me or let’s do it virtually. I believe that the consultation for any surgery, specifically this type of surgery, is really important. I hope to see you soon.
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About Dr. Jonathan Sykes
Dr. Jonathan Sykes is a world-famous expert plastic surgeon who performs all cosmetic and functional plastic surgery procedures on the face and neck. He is a past president of The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and served on their Board of Directors for over 10 years. He is also a Professor Emeritus in Facial Plastic Surgery from UC Davis Medical Center, and the former Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at that institution.
He is known as the expert’s expert, and is often called to consult and advise other plastic surgeons in both Northern California and Beverly Hills. He has a special interest in eyelid and browlift surgery, facial rejuvenation surgery including facelifts, and rhinoplasty. He also has a particular interest in facial feminization surgery. Have questions? Email Dr.Sykes at [email protected].