The Journey to Gender Affirmation
Jordan Deschamps-Braly, M.D., F.A.C.S
Douglas Ousterhout, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S.
Do you have a prominent chin, a heavy brow, or a strong lower jaw that you feel detracts from your femininity? Would you like your appearance to more closely match the way you feel inside? If so, perhaps you’re considering plastic surgery. For many transgendered women, having their facial features refined has been an important step in their transition. Some individuals consider it the most essential part of their transformation.
Plastic surgeons Jordan Deschamps-Braly, M.D. and Douglas K. Ousterhout, M.D., are preeminent surgeons in the field of plastic surgery known as facial feminization surgery (FFS). They specialize in feminizing the facial-cranial structure of transgendered women. Now in the second edition of Facial Feminization Surgery, Drs. Deschamps-Braly and Ousterhout discuss the many types of FFS procedures they perform. They explain in detail what the following procedures accomplish and how they are performed:
- Scalp advancement
- Forehead feminization
- Temple augmentation
- Cheek contouring
- Nose reshaping
- Upper lip reshaping
- Chin feminization
- Lower jaw tapering
- Thyroid cartilage reduction
- Lower jaw repositioning
- Upper jaw repositioning
- Hair transplantation
This book also covers procedures to rejuvenate the face, such as facelifts and eyelid lifts, and contains more than two hundred before-and-after photos of FFS patients. In Facial Feminization Surgery, the authors also provide information on the recovery process for each procedure as well as side effects and potential complications.