Why chin-to-jaw surgery is a necessary part of FFS?

What is chin to jaw reduction procedure?

Chin and jaw reduction procedure for trans women typically involves surgically reshaping the jaw and chin to make them appear smaller and less prominent. The surgery is usually done under general anesthesia. Depending on the individual's needs, the procedure can include one or more of the following techniques:


1 - Jaw reduction: This involves removing a small amount of bone from the jawline to make it appear narrower and less square.

2 - Chin reduction: This involves shaving down the bone of the chin to make it appear less prominent and more rounded.

3 - Liposuction: This procedure can be used to remove excess fat from the jawline and chin to create a more feminine contour.

4 - Soft tissue adjustment: Sometimes, adjustments to the soft tissue in the area like muscles or skin may be needed to improve the overall results.


What are the chin and jaw structural differences in biological women and men?

In biological men, the jaw is typically wider and more pronounced, and the chin is often more prominent and squared. In biological women, the jaw is generally narrower and less pronounced, and the chin is often softer and rounder. These differences are caused by the presence of different levels of hormones, particularly testosterone, which cause the bone structure to develop differently in males and females during puberty.


Why it’s needed for transwomen to undergo chin to jaw reduction surgery?

It is highly recommended that trans women consider chin and jaw reduction surgery as part of their gender confirmation process, as it can greatly aid in softening and feminizing the facial features, thus helping to alleviate dysphoria and promoting self-esteem, comfort and confidence in their gender identity.

Here are a few reasons why some trans women may choose to undergo chin and jaw reduction surgery:


1 - Facial masculinity: As mentioned before, a prominent jaw and chin can be highly masculinizing features, which can make it difficult for some trans women to feel comfortable in their gender identity.

2 - Body dysphoria: Some trans women may experience dysphoria, or distress when their facial features do not align with their gender identity. Reducing the size and prominence of the jaw and chin can help alleviate this dysphoria.

3 - Social transition: Facial feminization surgery can help trans women more easily pass as females in public, which can be important for safety and social acceptance.

4 - Improved self-esteem and self-image: Some trans women may feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin after undergoing facial feminization surgery, which can improve overall well-being.

5 - Align with personal goals and gender identity: This can be a specific step that aligns with the person's personal goal of a transition, it's a way of making them feel more comfortable in their body.


What are the different techniques used for chin to jaw reduction surgery?

There are several different techniques that can be used for chin and jaw reduction surgery, depending on the patient's individual needs. Some of these techniques include:


1 - Genioplasty: This procedure involves reshaping the chin bone by moving it forward, backward, or downward to create a softer and more feminine appearance.

2 - Mandibular osteotomy: This procedure involves cutting the jaw bone and repositioning it to make it narrower and less square.

3 - Liposuction: This procedure can be used to remove excess fat from the jawline and chin to create a more feminine contour

4 - Soft tissue adjustment: Sometimes, adjustments to the soft tissue in the area such as muscle or skin may be needed to improve overall results.

5 - Botox or fillers: In some cases, Botox or fillers may be used in an non-surgical manner to reduce the appearance of a square jaw and chin.


The choice of which technique to use will depend on the patient's individual needs and goals, as well as their anatomy and the surgeon's expertise. All these options should be evaluated and discussed with a qualified surgeon, who would provide a detailed explanation of each one and the expected outcomes, before making any final decision.


Kamol Cosmetic Hospital offers seven specialized techniques for jaw reduction


As each individual has a unique facial structure. The seven jaw reduction techniques offered by Kamol Cosmetic Hospital include:


Type 1: This procedure targets the angled jaw only, making it suitable for people with large angle jaws, large or misshapen lower mandibles, and chins.

Picture 1 illustrates Jaw Reduction Type 1, specifically showcasing the reduction of the shaft and prominence of the angle of the jaw.


Type 2: This technique removes the prominent posterior angle of the mandible, making it ideal for those with long angled jaws.

Picture 2, demonstrates jaw reduction type 2. This technique specifically targets the prominent posterior angle of the mandible and is utilized to reshape and reduce its appearance.


Type 3: This procedure reduces the prominence of the mandible, both anteriorly and posteriorly, making it suitable for those with square faces, broad chins, and jawlines.

Picture 3 depicts jaw reduction type 3, which targets the prominence of the mandible both anteriorly and posteriorly


Type 4: This technique targets the angle of the chin, making it ideal for those with square chins.

Picture 4 illustrates jaw reduction type 4, specifically designed to address square-shaped chins.


Type 5: This procedure removes the long side of the chin, making it suitable for those with square and broad chins.

Picture 5 illustrates jaw reduction type 5, specifically targeting the reduction of the long side of the chin


Type 6: This technique targets the side and vertical aspects of the chin, making it ideal for those with broad and long chins.

Picture 6 illustrates Jaw Reduction Type 6, which involves reducing the size of the side and vertical aspect of the chin.


Type 7: This procedure removes the posterior mandible from one side to the other, making it suitable for those with broad, long chins, and a prominent mandible angle.

Picture 7 illustrates jaw reduction type 7: Long horseshoe reduction technique.