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Facial Feminization

Facial Feminization in Beverly Hills

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We believe everyone deserves to be able to look in the mirror and see who they truly are, so we proudly offer facial feminization surgery in Beverly Hills. At Sykes Facial Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel the fulfillment of knowing you and everyone else in your life are looking at the real you. With customized surgical facial enhancements and a compassionate surgeon by your side, you can step back into the world with greater confidence and peace of mind.

Complete our contact form today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonathan Sykes and learn more about a Los Angeles Facial Feminization.

What Is Facial Feminization?

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a procedure that combines one or more surgeries to adjust facial features toward a more feminine appearance. Each procedure is designed to enhance the face’s feminine qualities, with the combined result more aligned with each patient’s perception of their core identity. Dr. Sykes uniquely personalizes each procedure to meet your individual needs, which may include any of the following:

  • Soft Tissue Procedures
  • Hairline Adjustment
  • Cheek Augmentation
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What Happens During Facial Feminization Surgery in Los Angeles?

Every facial feminization procedure will be fully adapted to your unique needs and facial structures. Depending on your individualized plan, the procedure can last anywhere from one hour to four or more. Most patients will be under general anesthesia or sedation during this time to ensure comfort. After your procedure, you should be able to return home and start resting, but you will need someone to drive you.

Am I A Candidate for Facial Feminization Surgery?

Choosing facial feminization surgery is a significant life choice and not always the easiest one to make. That is why we fully engage with every potential patient, carefully learning about their goals, experience, and needs as we build their treatment plan. Communication is vital every step of the way, and Dr. Sykes ensures that every aspect of your procedure is designed to match your expectations.

Facial feminization surgery can be a powerful part of transitioning for transgender women or non-binary trans individuals assigned male at birth (AMAB). However, it can also be transformative for cisgender women or other individuals who do not identify with the above. In other words, this procedure is for anyone for whom a more feminine facial appearance can ease bodily dysphoria, bringing you toward actualizing who you are.

The ideal candidate will be in overall good health and avoid smoking before or after the procedures to prevent interference with healing. It is also essential to approach the procedure from a healthy standpoint with the right expectations. Dr. Sykes will discuss the operation in depth, so you can know what can and cannot be achieved safely. Contact us today to set up your consultation for your facial feminization in Beverly Hills.

Meet Jonathan Sykes, MD

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

A renowned leader and award-winning educator in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Sykes served as the Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center for over 30 years. He is considered one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the world. Having performed live demonstrations of his cutting-edge techniques in over 15 countries, Dr. Sykes received the prestigious William Wright Teaching Award from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Why Choose Dr. Jonathan Sykes?

If you ask someone what makes the difference between a male and female face, they might have a hard time answering. The truth is many minor aspects might not be noticed outright but can dramatically affect one’s perceived gender. Patients who want to enhance or obtain more feminine features need someone who fully understands every nuance of the face and its structures.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon with over 37 years of specializing in facial procedures, Dr. Jonathan Sykes delivers balanced results that can bring out your best while boosting your sense of being who you were always meant to be. With his compassionate approach to surgical care and innate talent to diagnose faces individually, Dr. Sykes brings an expert level of artistry so the outcomes match the look you envisioned. In his hands, over 20,000 patients have achieved their goal of looking their best through aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries.

Dr. Jonathan Sykes served as the director of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center for over three decades. He has performed tens of thousands of procedures in his career. His mission is to continue providing the highest quality facial procedures to help every patient unlock an appearance that genuinely resonates with their ideal self while going above and beyond your expectations.

Typical Facial Feminization Procedures in Beverly Hills


Advancing the hairline by moving it further down the forehead (forehead reduction) can have a dramatically feminizing effect on the face.


Rhinoplasty reduces the size of the nose and reshapes it to a softer, more balanced feminine shape that complements the rest of your newly shaped features.


Shaving the lower jaw bone or repositioning it can reduce the width and angularity of a masculine-looking jaw. Buccal fat removal is also a great option for those seeking a slimmer and more contoured jawline.

Lifting the eyebrows to a higher position on the face helps counteract the masculinizing effect of a deep or furrowed brow. It reduces telltale signs of aging like forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet.

Bringing the upper lip closer to the bottom of the nose makes the lower half of the face look younger and more feminine.

facelift is usually performed during facial feminization, making the face appear less bottom-heavy and more heart-shaped.

The Facial Feminization Recovery Process

Your individual recovery will vary slightly, depending on the total number of procedures and the extent of the changes. However, most patients can expect about two weeks of full-time rest after their surgery day. Healing and following your post-op instructions will be the primary focus for this time. Patients can take anywhere from two to six weeks off from work, depending on the suggested recovery timeline outlined by Dr. Sykes.

When Can I See the Results From My Los Angeles Facial Feminization?

Much of the swelling will go down within a couple of weeks, and you should begin noticing your results. However, the essence of the face can be significantly altered by even minor swelling, so it is important to remember that it can take a month to several months before your final results are apparent. As you recover, Dr. Sykes will check on your healing progress to ensure everything is going smoothly.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Contact Dr. Jonathan Sykes’ office today to schedule your consultation for facial feminization surgery in Beverly Hills. By working closely with each patient and engaging in compassionate discussion, he hopes to help you reach your goals and live your best possible life.


Beverly Hills Facial Feminization

The most serious risks of facial feminization surgery are the same as any surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia for an extended period. There is always a risk of an adverse reaction; however, this is rare, and your surgeon orders pre-operative tests to ensure you are in good enough general health to undergo surgery. Other risks, such as scarring, blood clots, implant infection, suture rupture, nerve damage, and facial asymmetry are less likely to occur if you choose a surgeon with plenty of experience and a proven track record of success in performing the surgery. That said, you should always feel comfortable discussing the risks and complications with your doctor to make an informed decision while being aware that all surgeries contain some element of risk.

Yes. If you’re wary about going under the knife, talk to your practitioner about non- or minimally-invasive cosmetic options like injectable fillers, botulinum toxin, and ThreadLift procedures. There are many ways to achieve facial feminization without undergoing surgery, though most methods require repeat treatments to maintain the desired effect. Commonly, clients seeking non-surgical feminization opt for injectable fillers in the cheeks and lips, botulinum toxin to narrow the jawline, eyebrow reshaping, hair transplants, and facial hair removal. While surgery will produce more dramatic and permanent results, there are plenty of ways to achieve a more feminine look that don’t require general anesthesia or lengthy recovery times.

Patients should expect to travel to an expert facial feminization plastic surgeon. Because there are only a handful of expert plastic surgeons in the country, patients should expect to travel to a location like Beverly Hills for their procedure.