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.
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.
Real Patient Reviews
12 Feb 2018
I had been searching for a surgeon for nearly 2 years and constantly came across Dr. Jacobs' name online, but insisted on attempting to find other surgeons just in case they happened to be a little closer. Well, I found others who were closer, but they did not have the confidence, history, or skill to perform my surgery...
12 Feb 2018
I had been searching for a surgeon for nearly 2 years and constantly came across Dr. Jacobs' name online, but insisted on attempting to find other surgeons just in case they happened to be a little closer. Well, I found others who were closer, but they did not have the confidence, history, or skill to perform my surgery. Once I had a consultation with Dr. Jacobs I knew I had to go with him. He makes it very clear through his observation whether the surgery method is right for you or not, and when deciding that it is, he informs you about every step to take afterwards leading to the surgery date, and any time after that for healing. His staff is also very professional and caring, and has fast response times in terms of call-backs. I remember them checking up on me after surgery while I was resting in one of their rooms. They treat you like family. You sort of forget that it's technically a doctor's/surgeon's office because of that. Well I'm getting carried away, but I would like to point out lastly that Dr. Jacob's surgical method is very minimal in terms of punctures and cuts. I'm fully healed now and the scars are so tiny and very natural looking. It doesn't look like I obviously had surgery. It just looks like a man's chest, and I'm very grateful to have found someone who managed to make this work for me. My posture has improved since the surgery, you know. I stand up straight when I walk. Originally I did not feel comfortable doing so. And I can take off my shirt when I jump in the pool or go to the beach. An entirely new range of possibilities has opened up for me because of this surgery. Thank you.