Facial Gender Reassignment What You Need to Know

Maxillofacial gender reassignment surgery is a complex surgical procedure that involves altering the facial features of an individual to match their gender identity. This type of surgery is typically performed on transgender individuals who wish to align their physical appearance with their gender identity. The surgery involves reshaping the bones of the face, including the jaw, chin, and forehead, to create a more feminine or masculine appearance.

Maxillofacial gender reassignment surgery is a life-changing procedure that can greatly improve the quality of life for transgender individuals. It can help to alleviate the distress and discomfort associated with gender dysphoria and allow individuals to feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin. While the surgery is not without risks, it is generally considered safe and effective when performed by experienced surgeons.

At Elanic Medical, we’re proud to offer a number of surgical procedures that can help you address your medical issues and regain your full quality of life. The gender confirmation journey is a truly vital one, and we’re excited to be offering the types of maxillofacial surgeries that can help patients enjoy an appearance that more directly aligns with their preferred ender identity. To learn more, reach out to Elanic in Glasgow and set up your consultation today.

What Is Gender Reassignment Surgery?

Gender Reassignment Surgery refers to a series of surgical procedures that involve altering your facial structure so that they more directly align with your preferred gender identity. These surgeries can include a variety of procedures, with the goal of helping you achieve a more feminine or masculine appearance, depending on your gender identity.

Facial contouring

Facial contouring can help patients show off a more pleasing sense of masculinity or femininity by creating a facial shape that more directly aligns with a given gender identity.

Tracheal Shave

The tracheal shave is ideal for patients who are interested in reducing the visible presence of an Adam’s Apple for a more feminine or nonbinary appearance.

Forehead contouring

Forehead contouring can help to create an appearance that better aligns with the gender identity that you feel inside.


Rhinoplasty can be one of the most crucial steps in the gender confirmation process, going a long way towards helping patients enjoy their ideal looks.

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The Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates for facial gender reassignment surgery will have undergone hormone therapy and lived as their desired gender for a significant amount of time. They should also have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery and be in good overall health. A thorough evaluation by a qualified healthcare provider is necessary to determine if an individual is a good candidate for this surgery. Our surgical providers have extensive experience with these procedures, and will work closely with you to ensure that your surgical experience is a pleasant one at every turn.

Your Preoperative Consultation

Before undergoing maxillofacial gender reassignment surgery, you will meet with your practitioner for a thorough and informative preoperative evaluation. Not only will this help your surgeon to determine your eligibility for the procedure, but it will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the procedure.

Your consultation will also involve a physical examination, medical history review, and psychological evaluation to assess your facial structure, skin quality, and any existing scars or deformities. This medical history review will also assess your overall health and any pre-existing medical conditions that may impact the surgery.

You’ll get the chance to learn all about your procedure, the techniques that will be used to create your results, and other information that will help you feel ready and prepared for your upcoming surgery. You and your surgeon will also explore the recovery process in detail. To get started, reach out to Elanic Medical in Glasgow and set up your consultation today.

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