Would These Type Of Changes Be Good For A Facial Masculinization Effect?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a transgender man interested in achieving a more masculine facial aesthetic. I really want the male model look and the procedures I am interested in are buccal fat removal/liposuction and jaw/chin implant. However, since I am not a surgeon I would like to know what procedures you think would be best for me to achieve my desired look.
My main concerns regarding my face are asymmetry ( I generally like the left side of my face but I think the right side is droopy and unsightly), the large space between my eyes and my eyebrows (which I perceive as feminine), the fat on my cheeks, and the lack of protrusion in my jaw and chin. I’ve added photos of six angles of my face as well as AI-generated renderings of my face as more masculine to show you the ideal look I would like to achieve. I realize that when it comes to things like AI they are not completely realistic but I thought I would add a few photos in to show you my ideal results. Thank you.
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending all of your pictures. While you may not be a surgeon you do know what you like and don’t like about your face so that is what largely guides me in each patient. Your own morphings show a subtle chin/jawline change which is very achievable and I might make that effect just a bit stronger. (see attached) Otherwise you could make an argument for brow bone augmentation but if you have not pointed it out then I would say it is of low importance.
Dr. Barry Eppley