Though we may not always be able to detect exactly why, it is typically easy to discern a woman’s face from a man’s through subtle visual cues. Facial feminization/masculinization surgery (FFS/FMS) is performed by Dr. Jaime Schwartz as part of sex reassignment surgery to surgically alter a transgender patient's facial appearance from masculine to feminine, or vice versa, from feminine to masculine.
Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz in Beverly Hills will combine several surgical techniques to give you an appearance that more closely matches your gender identity. For transgender women, we will make your features smaller, softer, and less angled in order to appear more feminine. For transgender men, the face will be made to appear more chiseled and masculine, with defined features. Some of the procedures we offer include:
- Jaw contouring
- Lip lift and reshaping
- Nonsurgical rhinoplasty
- Lip augmentation
- Cheek augmentation
- Chin recontouring
- Forehead recontouring (hairline correction)
- Adam’s apple reduction (tracheal shave)
- Brow lift
"The Best! - Dr Schwartz is the most compassionate and understanding physician. He takes time to listen. I felt the most comfortable with him after seeing many other plastic surgeons."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 08, 2013
"Five Stars - Best Plastic Surgeon I've seen so far. His office and staff are so professional and so welcoming. My over all experience before and after surgery was excellent! I am so happy with my results, I've recommended him to all my friends."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 29, 2011
"Dr. Schwartz is the most professional Dr I have ever been too. He took time and explained the entire procedure to my family and myself. He really is a great guy who cares about the work he pro forms and his patients."- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 11, 2012
"I know Dr. Schwartz professional on a few levels dating back to his time training during residency at Georgetown. While I have not had any surgery from him, I have referred several friends and patients. While he is "skill wise" one of the best in the nation, based on his education, training and reputation among other doctors; what I feel truly sets him apart is his attention and ability to empathize with patients. When you refer a patient or friend to a specific doctor, it is your reputation on the line as well...especially when it comes to surgery. Honestly, everyone has always come back to me to say "thanks, we loved Dr. Schwartz!""- P.W. / Yelp / Nov 22, 2015
"I have so much trust in Dr. Schwartz. He truly cares about giving the best results to his patients. I would and have recommended him to anyone who is looking for a good plastic surgeon. Thank You for all you've done for me."- L.S. / Facebook / Jul 06, 2015
Feminization/Masculinization During/After Surgery
Facial feminization/masculinization surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the procedures that are included in your treatment plan. Dr. Jaime Schwartz will perform the chosen procedures at a fully accredited surgical facility using minimal incisions in discreet locations to enhance the result. Before you go home, we will schedule a follow-up appointment and go over aftercare and recovery instructions, including when you can return to work and exercise.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $20,000 - $40,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
VISIBLE FACIAL SCARS?
All surgeries require incisions that can leave scars, but for facial surgeries, Dr. Jaime Schwartz will use minimal incisions that are placed in easily concealed or camouflaged areas of the face. Dr. Schwartz will also help you develop and follow a scar management plan that will make sure the surgical incisions heal quickly and optimally. In general, patients consider the benefits from facial cosmetic surgery to be greater than the drawback of small scars.
To improve healing after facial surgery, patients should hold ice packs to their face for a few minutes several times each day. Patients are encouraged to keep their head elevated as much as possible. Be sure to attend the follow-up appointments schedules to check healing and progress.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Jaime Schwartz will listen to your needs, concerns, and goals before assessing your face and deciding which procedures will be best in your unique facial surgery. Depending on the proportions of your natural face, more or less procedures may be needed to reach the desired result.
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