Forehead reshaping for facial feminization

There are a few surgical procedures that can be done to feminize the face. One of these is forehead reshaping. This procedure can help to make the forehead look smaller and more delicate. The prominent (masculine) brow ridge is brought back, and frequently the eyebrows are raised concurrently (“Brow lift”).  It also helps to give the appearance of a higher, more feminine hairline. Dr. Derek Steinbacher may recommend this treatment for patients seeking a more feminine appearance to the face during their transition. He helps Guilford, Connecticut, patients determine if this or other facial feminization procedures are beneficial to their unique needs and goals.

What is done during forehead reshaping?

Forehead reshaping is usually done by removing some of the bone in the forehead and then shaping it into a more feminine curve. It might also be necessary to remove some skin from the forehead in some cases. This procedure can be accomplished using surgical techniques that are done to reduce the scarring left behind. In most cases, Dr. Derek Steinbacher will make incisions along areas where they will be hidden, such as just at or behind the hairline or the ears. This can help reduce the appearance of scars that may be telltale signs of plastic surgery.

What can I expect from forehead reshaping surgery?

Most people are happy with the results of forehead reshaping for facial feminization. However, it is critical to remember that everyone’s face is different, so you may not get the exact results you are hoping for. It is essential to talk to your surgeon about what you can expect from the surgery.

How do I learn more about forehead reshaping surgery?

If you are considering forehead reshaping for facial feminization, be sure to talk to Dr. Derek Steinbacher and his team about the risks and benefits of the procedure. Make sure you understand all the risks and possible complications before deciding whether to have the surgery. It is best to book a consultation and initial examination with our team by calling (203) 453-6635 and visiting the office at 5 Durham Road, Suite 1-8, Guilford, CT 06437. He accepts new and returning patients seeking surgical and nonsurgical treatments for the face and body.

Dr. Derek Steinbacher MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Derek Steinbacher has devoted his life to aesthetic and life-changing surgery. He is an artistic and meticulous surgeon who draws patients from around the world due to his perspective, unmatched skill, and exceptional results. He is able to uniquely address the face (facelift + rejuvenation), jawline (orthognathic; chin; contouring; implants), nasal (rhinoplasty), eyelids, profile, neck, breast, and body with one-of-a-kind results.

He is a multiple Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Plastic, Cosmetic, and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is Fellow of the most prestigious surgical organizations, including the Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Societies of Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Aesthetic Society, and the Rhinoplasty Society. He has served as Full-Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale, including Director of the Cleft and Craniofacial Program, and Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Steinbacher has unparalleled training at premier institutions, including Harvard and Johns Hopkins. His perspective brings together the best aspects of many distinct – but related fields – and it is this intersection of scope and expertise, in addition to an artistic eye, which enables excellent comprehensive results.

Dr. Steinbacher's approach: technical acumen, meticulousness, and penchant for combining art and science, together with his eye for balance, beauty, and harmony, helps achieve outcomes that greatly improve a person's confidence, health, and overall quality of life. Patients can trust that they are always in good hands!