It goes without saying that everyone is different. When it comes to choosing cosmetic surgery procedures, everyone has his or her own strategy for matching their appearance to the way they feel inside. Having worked with men and women in almost equal numbers for more than 30 years, Dr. Elliot Jacobs understands thoroughly that each patient’s cosmetic surgery journey is personal and unique.
For individuals transitioning from male to female, Dr. Jacobs has a menu of options to offer. If you’re considering feminization procedures as a step toward living a more authentic life, why not arrange a consultation with him today? He will help you learn about MTF top surgery, liposuction, facial plastic surgery and other possibilities. Together, you’ll be able to create a plan that fits your needs.
Liposuction is consistently the first or second most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the country, as people realize how effective it can be in banishing fat pockets that diet and exercise can’t touch. For a transgender individual undergoing man to woman surgery, it’s even more useful.
Liposuction can help define your waist, slimming a silhouette that may look masculine due to love handles or the lack of graceful curves. If you carry some stubborn fat around your belly, that area may be a good target for liposuction as well. What’s more, the procedure can often be combined with MTF top surgery for a complete torso makeover.
Facial Feminization Options
After top surgery and liposuction, transgender individuals often choose facial plastic surgery to create a more feminine appearance. We can treat various areas of the face, customizing surgery to suit your individual needs. Common target areas and procedures include:
- Upper Face
As a general rule, people don’t think too much about the upper face. But for transgender women considering surgery, the brow can be very important. To modify a heavy, masculine appearance, we can re-contour bony structures as needed. We can also perform a brow lift to raise the eyebrows and smooth forehead skin, with or without hairline lowering. Finally, if you feel your eyes need to be opened up and made to appear rounder, we offer eyelid surgery. Most of these procedures can be combined into one surgery.
- Mid Face
A procedure MTF patients often consider to enable a more feminine look is a nose job. We can reduce the nose in with or projection or both, giving it a more delicate appearance. We offer transgender patients a mid facelift or full facelift, depending on their age and skin quality, to lift tissues that may contribute to a heavy looking face. We can enhance cheekbones with implants or fat grafting, and if your ears are prominent we can reduce them and/or pin them back in a relatively straightforward procedure called otoplasty. It’s easy to reduce the size of your earlobes as well.
- Lower Face
You may consider one or more options for feminizing your lower face. We can address your lips with a lip lift or lip augmentation or both. You may benefit from a chin implant to balance your facial features. Finally, we offer neck re-contouring with a neck lift, liposuction to the area or both.
Non-Invasive Treatment for the Face
Injectable treatments can serve to complement facial plastic surgery or can be used on their own. In fact, in some cases injectables can give a patient an idea of what surgery can do permanently – meaning that you can essentially “try out” a change.
- Botox: As you probably know, Botox softens dynamic wrinkles caused by muscle action, such as the furrows between your brows. Since these are often deeper for men than for women, Botox treatment can help smooth and feminize the face.
- Fillers: Some people transitioning from male to female are interested in creating more definition for various areas of the face, especially the cheekbones. Injectables can be an option for adding volume that will last a few to several months.
We Look Forward to Meeting You
What could be more rewarding than to help someone become his or her true self? That’s why we enjoy working with individuals seeking transgender surgery in New York. We welcome the technical challenge of developing the right strategy for each person, and we are as delighted as our patients are with the life-changing results.
Read a bit more about reasons to consider working with us, then call for an appointment to meet Dr. Jacobs and his staff at 212-570-6080.