Can I Request A Dramatic Facial Change with Facial Feminization Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to have a complete facial feminization surgery. 

Do you take a more subtle conservative approach, or would you do something more aggressive if I wanted to? I have a very big dysphoria about my face, and I want a radical change.

A: In FFS surgery the first step for me is to determine which of the numerous procedures has the greatest facial effects. From there computer imaging is designed to try and determine what is the extent of change from each procedure that the patient seeks. My goal is to find try and deliver the type of change the patient wants as well as educate the patient beforehand as to what is and is not realistic.

It is important to remember that the amount of facial change that is possible with surgery also depends significantly on the patients natural facial shape…which may or may allow the radical change hat you seek.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana