A Guide for the Transgendered Woman
Douglas K. Ousterhout, M.D.
Are You Considering Facial Feminization Surgery?
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 surgeon Douglas K. Ousterhout, M.D., pioneered the field of plastic surgery known as facial feminization surgery (FFS). For decades he has been the preeminent plastic surgeon in feminizing the facial-cranial structure of transgendered women. Now in Facial Feminization Surgery, Dr. Ousterhout discusses the many types of FFS procedures he has performed over the past twenty-five years. He explains 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
In Facial Feminization Surgery, Dr. Ousterhout also provides information on the recovery process for each procedure as well as side effects and, though unlikely, potential complications. This book 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.
“When I saw what Dr. Ousterhout could do, I realized that physical limitations were no longer a barrier to my own transition. When my bandages were removed, the effect was immediate and profound. Without hesitation, others perceived me as a woman.”—Sally
“Dr. Ousterhout’s work gives us hope for living a better life. It’s not simply about vanity. It’s about that deeper sense of inner peace that comes with alignment of body and spirit. My FFS was the single-most profound experience of my entire life in many, many ways.”—Donna
“A practical guide to facial feminization surgery for the male who is transitioning to female, this book focuses on a pioneering form of cosmetic surgery that reshapes the male facial structure. Dramatic before and after photographs and detailed illustrations of each surgery show how reconstructive surgery recontours the brow and nose ridge, reduces the size of the jawbone and chin, and reshapes the trachea to eliminate the Adam’s apple.” —Rainbow Reviews
Allure.com article featuring Dr. Ousterhout.