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Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction

What is Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction?

Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction surgery, performed by Dr. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, WA, is a transformative procedure designed to reduce the height of the forehead and lower the hairline in transgender and non-binary individuals. Also referred to as hairline lowering surgery or foreheadplasty, this specialized intervention addresses concerns such as a high or receding hairline, which may cause dysphoria and impact facial proportions. During the surgery, excess forehead skin is typically excised, and the scalp is advanced forward to create a more gender-affirming and aesthetically pleasing forehead-to-hairline relationship. Dr. Day tailors each procedure to the patient’s unique facial features and desired outcome, aiming to achieve facial harmony and boost self-confidence for individuals on their gender affirmation journey.

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Good Candidates for Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction

Individuals seeking Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery are those experiencing gender dysphoria related to a high or receding hairline. Candidates desire a more proportionate and gender-affirming forehead-to-hairline relationship to enhance their facial harmony and overall appearance. Good candidates should be in good health, both physically and mentally, with a clear understanding of the procedure’s risks and benefits. They should also have realistic expectations and a commitment to follow post-operative care instructions. Dr. Day conducts thorough evaluations to ensure each patient’s suitability for surgery and develops personalized treatment plans to address their unique needs and goals.

Benefits of Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction

Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, carefully performed by Kristopher M. Day, is a pivotal procedure for individuals seeking to align their forehead's appearance with their gender identity. This surgery is particularly significant for transgender women and non-binary individuals looking to soften and feminize the forehead contour. Dr. Day's expertise lies in reshaping the forehead, reducing any prominence or ridge while ensuring that the new contour flows seamlessly with the patient’s overall facial structure. His sensitive and individualized approach prioritizes the unique aesthetic goals of each patient, creating results that are not just physically transforming but also emotionally affirming. The impact of Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction under Dr. Day’s skilled hands extends beyond cosmetic enhancement, offering a profound boost in self-confidence and aiding in the journey towards full gender expression.

What to Expect During
Gender Affirming
Forehead Reduction

During Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, Dr. Day performs a customized procedure to lower the hairline and reduce forehead height. Patients receive anesthesia for comfort as Dr. Day makes precise incisions along the hairline or scalp. Excess forehead skin is removed, and the scalp is advanced forward to achieve the desired result.

Recovering From
Gender Affirming
Forehead Reduction

After Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction surgery performed by Dr. Day at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, patients typically experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the surgical site. Pain medication and cold compresses can help manage any discomfort. Patients are advised to keep their head elevated and refrain from strenuous activities during the initial recovery period. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Day ensure proper healing and address any concerns that may arise. Over time, swelling subsides, and patients can gradually return to their normal activities, with full recovery and optimal results becoming evident over several weeks to months.

Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction

Results From Your Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction

Following Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction surgery performed by Dr. Day, patients can expect a lower hairline and reduced forehead height, resulting in a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing facial appearance. The surgery helps enhance facial harmony and may alleviate feelings of dysphoria related to forehead shape and hairline placement. As swelling resolves and healing progresses, patients will notice gradual improvement in their forehead contour, ultimately achieving a more confident and affirming gender presentation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction

Gender Affirming Forehead Reduction is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping and reducing the forehead to create a more feminine appearance. It often involves reducing the brow ridge and reshaping the frontal bone to soften the contours of the forehead.

Ideal candidates are transgender women or non-binary individuals seeking to feminize their forehead contours as part of their transition. Candidates should be in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery.

Recovery generally involves some swelling and bruising with a period of downtime. Most individuals can resume normal activities within a few weeks, but full healing can take several months.

As with any surgical procedure, risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications related to anesthesia. Specific risks related to bone work, such as numbness or changes in skin sensation, will be discussed by Dr. Day.

The results of gender affirming forehead reduction are permanent, with significant changes in the forehead and brow contours.

Dr. Day will make efforts to minimize and strategically place incisions to reduce visible scarring. Scars typically fade over time and become less noticeable.

Costs vary based on the specifics of the procedure. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

Bring a list of current medications, any relevant medical records, and your specific goals or concerns regarding the surgery.