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Elliot W. Jacobs, MD, FACS - Diplomate, American Board Of Plastic Surgery

Specializing in Primary &
Revision Gynecomastia Surgery

815 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021

FTM Masculinization

If you’re transitioning from female to male, you may be somewhat frustrated by the lack of information available about cosmetic surgery for transgender people like you. Our New York patients tell us there’s a fair amount you can find on the web if you’re an MTF individual, but the reverse isn’t the case.

Be assured that there are options open to you! In our practice, we are happy to work with people considering female to male surgery. Come in for a consultation and we can talk over the best choices for you. We’ll listen carefully to your priorities, give you our best input about what you can do, then support the decisions you make.

Liposuction

Even after months or years of hormone therapy, you may feel your physique still looks somewhat feminine. If so, it’s possible liposuction can help. For instance, if your hips seem too “womanly,” liposuction may be able to give you a more slim appearance. Chances are, no matter how strict a diet and exercise regimen you adopt, you will not be able to address those curves yourself.

If you are planning to move forward with FTM top surgery, light liposuction is often a great addition. You and Dr. Jacobs can elect to target fat pockets elsewhere on your torso, your thighs and even your inner knees as needed.

Facial Masculinization Options

Testosterone treatment has probably brought about changes to your face, such as the growth of facial hair and perhaps increased oil production. You might benefit from a few additional measures – here are some typical target areas for FTM facial cosmetic surgery:

  • Your Nose: Men’s noses are generally larger than women’s, both in width and projection. If you believe your face would reflect your true gender better with a larger nose, Dr. Jacobs can perform rhinoplasty (a nose job) for you. Your nose can be augmented with bone or cartilage grafts. Another option is to try a dermal filler such as Radiesse first. This way you can see how you feel about a larger nose, learn how long the treatment lasts and so on.
  • The Cheeks: Your cheeks can be augmented temporarily or permanently as well. For larger, more chiseled cheeks, implants inserted via the mouth is the best choice. As an alternative, you could choose a filler to “try out” more prominent cheeks. Since men typically have a heavier bone structure than women do, you might be surprised what a difference cheek augmentation can make.
  • Your Jaw: In today’s society, the ideal masculine jaw is rather strong and well defined; therefore, some FTM transgender patients choose cosmetic surgery for this area. For most patients, a chin implant is the way to go. The procedure is relatively straightforward – Dr. Jacobs inserts the implant through the mouth, leaving no telltale scar.

We Look Forward to Meeting You

We don’t expect you to know exactly which procedure or procedures might be best for you, nor will you know all about recovery, risks, costs and other important details. That’s what a personal consultation is for! Our goal for the appointment will be to get to know you, hear about your FTM transformation journey, educate you about the choices and answer all your questions. At that point, the decisions are yours to make.

Should you decide to work with us, we’ll be delighted. We welcome transgender individuals and consider it a privilege to help them take further steps toward the life they want to live. Give us a call at 212-570-6080 and let’s schedule a consultation.

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