By softening tissues and manipulating bones, facial feminization surgery can transform a masculine aesthetic into the female equivalent.* Many patients view this type of feminization surgery as a full acceptance into a new gender identity. Because male and female appearances have distinct features, facial feminization surgery is necessary to move from one appearance to the next.* As a general rule, facial feminization softens, accentuates, and rounds masculine features. The overall goal is an oval shaped feminine profile as opposed to a square shape masculine profile.*
Forehead contouring repositions masculine features into feminine features.* Through a sequence of cosmetic surgeries, brow bones are shaped, eye brows are elevated, and an overall feminine appearance is achieved.* Through hairline incisions excess bone structure over the front sinuses is removed to reveal a more open aesthetic in an around the eyes.* Eye brows become arched to create a female look.* If you are considering forehead contouring procedures and have a receding hairline, you may not be a candidate for this surgery.* A thorough consultation with a cosmetic medical professional is advised.
Male profiles are often flat and wide while female facial profiles protrude. Through the use of bone grafting, fat injection, and synthetic implants, masculine shaped cheeks can appear more defined.* As with any surgery, incisions are required. In the case of check sculpting, incisions are hidden inside the mouth for zero visible scars.*
Because every nose is different, every rhinoplasty surgery must be customized to fit the individual’s needs. Rhinoplasty begins with a small columella incision which allows access to the nasal cavity. Any bulges are minimized through a sequence of purposeful osteotomies (fractures).* The bridge and tip of each nose is narrowed and accentuated.* If any internal septum issues are present they will be tended to as the nose is aligned for a sleek, symmetrical appearance.*
Because female lips are typically fuller than male lips, lip augmentation plumps and firms upper and lower lips.* This type of feminization can be achieved through fat injections, skin grafting, and by injecting cosmetic fillers.* Men usually have a longer distance between the bases of their noses and the top of their lips resulting in a stretched appearance. Feminine lip augmentation lifts the newly plumped tissue to create a pouty effect.*
Through mandible reduction surgery, wide, bulky jaw lines of male patients are contoured and molded into a more feminine look.* Excess bones in the male jaw are cut away to reveal a softer, feminine contour.* Incisions are made from within the mouth to minimize any visible scarring.*
The length and width of a chin can be decreased through a small cut inside a patient’s mouth.* A physician will consult with candidates before prepping for surgery in order to create the shapeliest chin possible.* The overall outcome is achieved by cutting, adding, and reshaping the bones of the chin.* The finished chin shape will be held in place by small plates.
Tracheal Shave (Thyroid Cartilage Reduction)*
Through a microscopic, concealed incision, a main masculine identifier can be addressed.* Often called an “Adam’s apple” the trachea can be shaved to drastically reduce its appearance thereby creating a feminine aesthetic.* Patients should heavily consider possible risk factors such as voice changes before deciding on a tracheal shave.*
As two of the most popular procedures in our office, liposuction and tummy tucks can enhance male and female appearances.* We also offer cutting-edge butt lift techniques that are increasingly popular.
Cosmetic Breast Surgery*
Our clinic offers a full array of breast enhancement options for every gender. Specializing in female-to-male procedures, patients can choose from breast lifts, reduction, and full removals.
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*Legal Disclaimer: Individual results may vary; every patient is unique, therefore, no single technique is suited to all cases. Before & after photos and videos are not guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: each individual patient’s results will be different.
Education Harvard Trained
Dr Mendieta completed his Medical degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1989. His Residencies and Fellowships include: Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts; Residency and fellowship with Ivo Pitanguy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Internship and Residency at Maricopa County Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona; Plastic Surgery Residency at The Royal College of Surgery Residency in Edinburgh, Scotland; Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, Florida; Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship in California; Reconstructive & Aesthetic Breast Surgery Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia.*
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