Am I A Good Candidate For Facial Feminization Surgery?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am seeking Facial Feminization Surgery (Rhinoplasty, Lip Lift, Chin Implant, Trachea shave, Brow shave). Please let me know if I am a good candidate. I am very serious/committed to doing this. What is the lead time between consultation and scheduled operation typically?
A: My definition of an ideal candidate for Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is a male who has the greatest chance of making a successful gender transformation based on their existing facial features. I would say you are about as ideal as it gets because you have a soft small thin face with a less distinct facial skeletal structure. With a few changes you would look quite feminine. The procedures you have chosen are the ones that I would agree are the only ones you need to make for a very successful FFS result. I will work on some computer imaging of these changes and get them back to you tomorrow.
As a general rule, I try and get patients into surgery as soon as they would like to have the procedure.
Dr. Barry Eppley