Facial Feminization Las Vegas

Facial feminization tailored to your specific needs and goals

While looks aren’t everything, a person’s face and their identity are inseparable. You deserve to love what you see in the mirror. Whether you are transitioning from male to female, you are a cisgender female who feels your features are a little too masculine, or you identify with neither of these scenarios and simply wish for more feminine features, Dr. Pancholi can help you achieve your goals with facial feminization surgery (FFS) at his Las Vegas cosmetic surgery center.

As a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) who is also board certified in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Pancholi has the surgical precision, aesthetic expertise, and knowledge of facial anatomy necessary to achieve an optimal outcome for patients of all ages, ethnicities, and gender identities. Most importantly, his patients love their results.

  • Alignment with Gender Identity: Facial Feminization surgery helps align one’s physical appearance with their gender identity, which is crucial for transgender women and non-binary individuals in their gender transition.
  • Enhanced Feminine Facial Features: The surgery modifies features such as the forehead, jawline, chin, and nose to create a more traditionally feminine appearance.
  • Reduction of Gender Dysphoria: For many transgender women and non-binary individuals, FFS can significantly reduce feelings of gender dysphoria.
  • Improved Social Acceptance and Interaction: FFS can aid in the social transitioning process, helping individuals to be more easily recognized as their true gender by others.
  • Customizable to Individual Needs: Facial Feminization can be tailored to the specific goals and facial anatomy of the individual, addressing their unique needs.
  • Enhanced Facial Harmony: Facial Feminization surgery aims to create facial harmony and balance, enhancing the overall aesthetics of the face.
  • Adam’s Apple Reduction (Tracheal Shave): A surgical procedure to reduce the size of the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s Apple) for a more feminine neck profile.
  • Botox: A neuromodulator injected to relax facial muscles, used in facial feminization to soften muscle-related features and enhance femininity.
  • Brow Bossing: The prominent ridge over the eye sockets, often reduced during facial feminization to soften the forehead’s appearance.
  • Brow Lift: A procedure to raise the eyebrows, often performed in facial feminization to create a more typically feminine brow position and shape.
  • Dermal Fillers: Injectable treatments used to add volume and contour to the face. In facial feminization, fillers can enhance features like the lips and cheeks for a more feminine appearance.
  • Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS): A set of surgical procedures intended to alter a transgender woman’s facial features to make them more typically feminine.
  • Facial Harmony: The aesthetic balance and proportion of facial features. Facial feminization aims to achieve harmony with more feminine facial characteristics.
  • Hairline Lowering: A procedure to lower the hairline, making the forehead smaller and more feminine, often part of facial feminization.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): The use of hormones, such as estrogen, to develop female secondary sex characteristics in transgender women, which can complement facial feminization surgery.
  • Jaw Contouring: A surgical procedure to reshape the jawline to a more feminine appearance, often involving the reduction of the jaw’s angle and width.
  • Lip Lift: A cosmetic procedure to shorten the space between the nose and the upper lip and to increase the lip’s prominence, enhancing feminine facial features.
  • Mandible Contouring: Reshaping the lower jaw to create a softer, more feminine jawline, part of facial feminization.
  • Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: The use of dermal fillers to reshape the nose without surgery, offering a temporary and less invasive option for nose reshaping in facial feminization.
  • Orbital Rim Contouring: The process of reshaping the bone around the eyes to soften and feminize the eye region.
  • Rhinoplasty: A surgical procedure to reshape the nose, often performed in facial feminization to create a more typically feminine nasal shape.
  • Scalp Advancement: A procedure to move the hairline forward, reducing the forehead’s size, often part of hairline lowering in facial feminization.
  • Tracheal Shave: Another term for an Adam’s Apple Reduction.
  • V-Line Surgery: A type of jaw surgery that creates a smooth, curved line from the ear to the chin, often sought in facial feminization for a softer jawline.

What facial feminization procedures are available in Las Vegas?

Dr. Pancholi is highly experienced in a broad range of facial surgical and non-surgical procedures. He will personalize your facial feminization plan based on your anatomy and your stated goals. Below are some of the more common procedure options for transitioning patients and those who wish to feminize a specific facial feature.

Facial sculpting with dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are excellent tools for facial feminization, allowing Dr. Pancholi to:

  • Boost fullness in the lips and cheeks
  • Soften brow furrows
  • Smooth lines and creases around the nose and mouth
  • Subtly reshape the nose to make it more feminine
  • Create a smoother, facelift-type jawline

Because fillers offer instant results and the effects are long-lasting, but temporary (most fillers last between 6 and 24 months), they are a great starting point for patients new to facial feminization as well as those who wish to rejuvenate and feminize their appearance at the same time.

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Women’s noses tend to be shorter and narrower than male noses, with a smaller tip that turns subtly upward. Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, can permanently create a more feminine nose with these characteristics. Dr. Pancholi is highly experienced in rhinoplasty, and this complex procedure is one of his favorites to perform. His goal is never to mimic another woman’s nose, but to create a beautiful nose that enhances your natural beauty and belongs only to you.

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Chin augmentation

If you are bothered by a square, masculine jaw, a chin implant can help achieve a more tapered, feminine jawline that projects slightly forward. Chin augmentation is usually very straightforward with a quick recovery, and chin implants can last permanently.

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Schedule a consultation with Dr. Samir Pancholi in Las Vegas

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