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Facial Feminization Surgery Approach According to Individual’s Ethnicity

Facial feminization surgeries are highly customizable surgeries that one can customize as per one’s requirements. Facial feminization surgery cost in USA or any other country depends on various factors. A few factors are the area to be treated, technique used, doctor’s qualification, etc. Also, the approach to facial feminization surgeries differs according to the ethnicity of a patient. With the help of Dr. Parag Telang, a renowned facial feminization surgeon, we have discussed this topic in detail in this blog. Let’s find out more about it. 

What Do We Mean by Different Ethnicity of a Patient?

Doing facial feminization surgery for someone with an Asian background is not the same as doing facial feminization surgery for somebody who’s Caucasian or somebody who’s African or American. The techniques that are used to feminize the bodies of people coming from different backgrounds are not the same. Moreover, the surgeons have to modify the technique to match the requirements of these patients accordingly.

Upper Part of the Face

The upper part involves the forehead, the brow bone and the eyes.

  1. Eyes

Many Asian patients prefer the cat-eye look or a slanting cant, as that is in vogue in these cultures. People who are from parts of Europe or who are Caucasians don’t want to have that cat-eye effect because it takes away their ethnicity. They prefer just arched eyebrows; they don’t really need to change the cant of the eye. 

  1. Forehead

In Asian ethnicities, patients prefer a forehead that is more set back and flatter. However, in Caucasian patients, they prefer a forehead that is not that set back and they want a forehead that is nice, smooth and rounded.

Middle Part of the Face

This includes the cheek and the nose.

  1. Nose

Nose is the central feature of our face and it has the potential to completely change the way we look. A lot of Caucasian females prefer to have noses that are slightly sloped and slightly upturned. On the other hand, people of Asian ethnicity prefer to have straighter noses. They don’t really have a liking for the slopey noses, as it takes away the ethnicity of their faces.

  1. Cheeks

There are different shapes and types of cheek implants available for the cheek area. Patients of Asian ethnicity sometimes prefer cheek implants more on the side because they like to have a contoured appearance on the cheek. In contrast, most Caucasians prefer implants that are sub-malar or give more augmentation in the central part of the cheek. So again, mid-face surgeries are highly customizable, and we have to consider the patient’s ethnicity to give them a satisfactory outcome.

The Lower Part of the Face

This includes the chin and jawline. They can be altered with a V-line jaw shave and chin reduction.

  1. Jawline

Patients from Asia prefer to have a very strong reduction in their jaw bones. So, in their cases, the surgeons remove a lot of bone from the angle of the jaw, giving them a really sharp and pointed chin. On the other hand, patients who are Caucasian don’t want to have a very drastic change in their jawline, and therefore, the surgeons do a more subtle kind of work on the jaw.

  1. Chin

For the chin reduction in Inida or for Asian patients, surgeons very commonly perform a T-osteotomy in order to reduce the width of the chin horizontally. This gives them a sharper and more pointed chin. In Caucasian patients, the surgeons perform osteotomy surgery to do a sliding geneoplasty and sometimes they also use a small chin implant to give more projection to the chin if the original bone is very small. 

We hope that we have been able to shed some light on how important ethnicity is in planning the surgery for the patient. As believed by Dr. Parag Telang, a renowned cosmetic surgeon, we don’t want to end up doing a surgery where nobody can identify with the patient because their ethnicity is lost. It’s important to preserve the ethnicity of the patient at the same time when we are feminizing the face. 

To learn more about these treatments in detail, book a consultation with Dr. Parag Telang today.