Facial Feminization Surgery: Hairline Advancement


Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is not a single procedure, but a bundle of many different procedures. As we discussed about in the first post of this series, Facial Feminization Surgery: An Introduction, there is no one way to decide on what (if any) surgical options are right for you. Each patient must decide which individual procedures they want to undergo, based on their personal preferences and priorities, and what their facial structure is prior to surgery.

In an earlier post, Dr. Thomas Satterwhite told us that the individual FFS procedures are often grouped into three categories: the upper face, the middle face, and the lower face. This week, we’re talking with Dr. Satterwhite about hairline advancement, one of the procedures that helps to feminize the upper part of the face.

“A more masculine hairline is going to be square, and you’re going to have what’s called temporal recession,” explains Dr. Satterwhite. He goes on to discuss various techniques that are typically used to surgically create a rounded hairline, which is often read as feminine. Which technique is used depends on the amount of hairline recession and hair loss a patient has, as well as whether the patient has had any previous surgeries in the forehead area.

In the coming weeks, we’ll bring you information on two other procedures that help to feminize the upper face: forehead contouring and the brow lift. Stay tuned!

Note: this video is captioned in English. To access the captions, click the CC in the bottom left of the video frame.