Women tend to have curved, rounded, and contoured foreheads coupled with arching brows and minimal to no protruding brow bones. Men, on the other hand, have generally broader foreheads and thicker brow bones. It is possible to change an existing male forehead to create a more feminine look through forehead contouring.
Transgender Thailand offers:
1. Forehead Contouring
2. Brow Bossing Contouring
3. Brow Reduction
There are three different types of forehead contouring available. Each patient is unique and will have to decide on the procedure best suited to them and their needs after consulting with the surgeon and having a CT scan.
All three types of forehead feminization procedures offer generally the same final result. The choice of type depends on each patient’s biology. Surgeons will try to choose the procedure with the least visible scars but it will depend largely on the patient.
Good candidates for this procedure meet the following criteria:
Patients must take the following steps leading up to forehead contouring.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 2-3 hours.
This procedure is suitable for patients with a thick brow bone or protruding anterior walls of the frontal sinus but not with feminine forehead features above the eyes or standard frontal nasal angles. The surgeon will grind down the bone wall as much as possible without breaking through to help give the bone a smoother more curved appearance.
Usually, with this procedure, the bone can be reduced by about 2-3mm with an electric high-speed burr. The incision is made on the scalp and the scar is hidden behind the hairline.
This is for patients who have a prominent forehead bone with deep-set eyes. In this surgery, the frontal wall of the sinus is removed. It is then ground down and reshaped before being put back into position with a titanium microplate and screws. During the procedure, the surrounding bones are contoured too. The orbital rims are ground down to help increase the anterior orbital rim dimensions.
Patients will be given medical ice packs to help with the pain and to reduce swelling and redness.
Complications and risks are rare, but there are major surgery risks of infection, bleeding, and risks associated with anesthesia. Other risks may include:
And, although very rare, in some cases an added complication may require additional surgery to address facial asymmetry and improve overall outcome.
Patients may return to work two weeks after the surgery. Heavy activities and exercise must be avoided for a minimum of six weeks after the surgery. Final results from the procedure will be seen until around three months after the operation although improvements will continue up to 12 months after.
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