Facial Masculinization
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Facial Masculinization

Facial masculinization is a medical term used to describe the process of making a person's face appear more masculine. This can be done surgically, through the use of hormones, or with the help of facial hair transplants. There are many reasons why someone might want to undergo masculinization facial surgery, including wanting to look more like their preferred gender or to correct a birth defect. Whatever the reason, facial masculinization can have a profound impact on a person's appearance and self-confidence.

If you are considering undergoing facial masculinization surgery, it is important to consult with a qualified medical professional to ensure that the procedure is right for you.

Facial masculinization surgery results in a more masculine appearance by altering the shape of the face. This can be done through procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), beard hair transplant, and mustache hair transplant. 

Symptoms of facial masculinization

Some of the symptoms of facial masculinization include:

  • A deepened voice
  • Enlarged muscles in the face
  • A larger nose
  • A squarer jawlinef
  • Thickened skin
  • Increased facial hair growth
  • Widening of the forehead. 

Causes of facial masculinization

Facial masculinization can sometimes be a result of a hormone imbalance during development. This can occur due to conditions like congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), or androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS). It can also be caused by certain medications that a person takes during puberty, such as testosterone therapy. In some cases, facial masculinization may be due to a person's genes. The decision to undergo facial masculinization surgery may be made if a person's appearance does not match their gender identity and it is a completely individualized and personal one.

What are the treatment options for facial masculinization?

Jaw surgery: Jaw surgery is a type of facial masculinization procedure. It helps to correct the alignment of the jaws and teeth, and can also improve the function of the mouth and teeth. Jaw surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes about 2-3 hours to complete. The surgeon will make incisions in the mouth, and then reposition the bones of the jaw using titanium plates and screws. The incisions are then closed with stitches. 

Jaw surgery can be a very effective way to improve the appearance and function of the jaws and can have a big impact on a person's quality of life. Recovery from jaw surgery can take several weeks, and there may be some swelling and bruising around the face. The surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to care for your incisions, and it is important to follow these instructions. 

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