Facial Masculinization Surgery / FMS

Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS) in Bangkok, Thailand 

         Male and female facial features are fundamentally different. As the differences can be subtle, our expert, specialized surgeons operate to achieve the best results. Typically, female-to-male facial confirmation surgery is performed by plastic surgeons who have a deeper understanding of both male and female facial structures. In some cases, the FMS procedures may require a maxillofacial surgeon to correct the jaws to achieve the most successful result. 


Picture 1. The difference between males and female face

          The specific procedures that need to be performed for FMS depend on the individual's natural facial structure and desired aesthetic outcomes. Kamol Cosmetic Hospital offers six methods for FMS as follows; 
Picture 2. Shows masculine procedures.

1. Masculine Forehead


Picture 3. Shows masculine forehead procedures

         Male skulls usually have brow bossing in the frontal sinuses, making the frontal skull larger. The procedures for a masculine forehead are forehead augmentation surgery and forehead lengthening surgery to enlarge the forehead to a more masculine proportion, while forehead lengthening increases the distance between the brows and the hairline. 

2. Masculine Cheekbones 


Picture 4. Shows masculine cheekbones procedures

       Male cheeks are often more angled and flatter than females. The surgical procedures for cheekbone masculinization include cheekbone shaving, augmentation, and reduction. It depends on the existing features, which may give you a more angular and masculine appearance. 

3. Masculine Nose


Picture 5. Shows masculine nose procedures

          The male nose tends to be longer and broader than the female nose. The surgical procedure for masculinizing the nose is nose augmentation or augmentation rhinoplasty. It increases the projection and width of the nose to make it appear more masculine.

4. Masculine Chin ​


Picture 6. Shows masculine chin procedures. 

      Male chin tends to be bigger, longer, square, and flatter. The surgical procedures for masculinizing the chin are recommended to reshape the chin using an osteotomy. 

5. Masculine Jaws


Picture 7. Shows masculine jaw procedures

         Male jaws have a broader mandible and a more prominent angle. Masculinity surgery involves jaw augmentation and jaw contouring, which define facial prominence and masculinization. The proportion of face width is increased. Sometimes, it is combined with chin augmentation by osteotomy to achieve aesthetic harmony of facial features.

6. Adam’s Apple Surgery (Thyroid Cartilage Enhancement)


Picture 8. Adam’s apple enhancement

         Adam's apple is one of the most distinctive features of males and females. It is located in the middle of the throat. The surgical procedure recommended is Adam's apple enhancement with an implant that can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Make more masculine features.  

Preparation for facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS)

  • Consult with a plastic surgeon who is highly skilled and experienced in face surgery. You will discuss your surgical goals, medical condition, and treatments
  • Physical examination, blood test, chest X-ray, electrolytes, HIV
  • A CTA  scan will be required.
  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol for at least one week.
  • Stop some medicines, vitamins, or herbs that interfere with blood clotting, such as aspirin.

The process of Facial Masculinization Surgery 

The process of Facial Masculinization Surgery 

After consultation, some patients will need a CT scan and return to meet the surgeon again to confirm the procedures, and then pre-admission testing will be performed a few days before the FMS procedure.

The operation will be performed under general anesthesia; the operation time depends on the amount of procedures. The recovery time will take around 6-12 weeks.

Post-operative Care for Facial Masculinization Surgery

Postoperative care varies for each procedure, but the basics are as follows.

  • Have a liquid or soft food.
  • Always keep your mouth clean with mouthwash.
  • Avoid aggressive activities for a month after surgery
  • Avoid smoking
  • Don't over-exercise within one month.
  • Take a painkiller to reduce pain.
  • Patients can resume normal activities two weeks after surgery. Wounds should ultimately be healthy within 4-8 weeks.
  • Keep any follow-up appointments with your surgeon to check the healing process and ask any questions that may concern you

Risks and Complications for Facial Masculinization Surgery

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Edema
  • Hematoma
  • Bruising
  • Nerve damage
  • Asymmetry
  • Implant failure 
  • Pain after surgery
  • Poor healing
  • Necrosis
  • Scarring

Facial Masculinization Surgery Results

           Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS) is an essential part of gender confirmation surgery that improves the quality of life of male to female transgender.

Getting to Know for Facial Masculinization Surgery

Why is facial masculinization surgery crucial for transmen?

Facial masculinization is important for many transgender men (transmen) because it helps align their physical appearance with their gender identity.

How does facial masculinization surgery make gender affirmation

Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) plays a significant role in gender affirmation for transgender men (transmen)

How can facial masculinization surgery save transmen’s life

Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) may not directly save a transman's life in the way that emergency medical treatment

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Before and After for Facial Masculinization

Before & After Masculin Nose, Jaw Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Adam's Apple Augmentation, Front view

Before & After Masculin Nose, Jaw Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Adam's Apple Augmentation, Left side view

Before & After Masculin Nose, Jaw Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Adam's Apple Augmentation, Left side view

Before & After Masculin Nose, Jaw Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Adam's Apple Augmentation, Right side view

Before & After Masculin Nose, Jaw Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Adam's Apple Augmentation, Right side view

Before & After Masculin Nose, Jaw Augmentation, Chin Augmentation, Adam's Apple Augmentation, Right side view

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Video : Testimonials of Female-to-Male Surgery

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Why Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS) is a necessary procedure for transmen?

          Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) is a necessary procedure for most transmen individuals because it helps them feel more comfortable and confident in their gender identity. For many trans individuals, facial features that are traditionally associated with femininity can be a source of dysphoria, which is a feeling of discomfort or distress due to a discrepancy between one's gender identity and one's physical body. FMS can help alleviate this dysphoria by allowing transmen individuals to more closely align their physical appearance with their gender identity.

          Another reason why FMS is a necessary procedure for many females to male transgender is that it can help them be more easily recognized and accepted as male in society. Many people rely on facial cues to determine someone's gender, and having more traditionally masculine facial features can make it easier for others to recognize a transman individual as male. This can help transmen individuals avoid discrimination, misunderstanding, and other challenges that they may face when their gender identity is not readily apparent.

          FMS can also have practical benefits for transmen individuals. For example, it can help them avoid confusion and misunderstandings when filling out forms or interacting with authorities, such as when applying for a passport or driver's license. It can also make it easier for transmen individuals to get hired for jobs or access certain facilities, such as men's restrooms.

          It is important to note that FMS is just one aspect of the transition process for many transmen individuals, and it is not something that everyone chooses to undergo. Some transmen individuals may feel comfortable with their facial features as they are, or they may prefer to focus on other aspects of their transition. However, for those who do choose to undergo FMS, it can be a transformative and life-changing experience that helps them feel more at home in their own body and the world.

Why does Kamol Hospital offer the best outcome for Facial Masculinization Surgery / FMS?

          The face is the first thing that people see, and for transgender individuals, having a male face can help them feel confident and protected from discrimination and bullying. Facial Masculinization surgery (FMS) is an important step in the process of treating gender dysphoria. It helps individuals feel comfortable and safe. 
FMS is a range of procedures that alter the facial structure to appear more masculine, including eyebrow bone implant, masculine hairline change to make it higher and square, cheek augmentation to create a wide masculine face, rhinoplasty, chin and jaw implants, Adam apple implant, etc. We offer various techniques for each procedure to suit each person's unique anatomy and biological structure.

          Facial surgery is the most artful of surgeries, and we believe everyone is unique. Everyone needs different procedures. Kamol Hospital's surgeons will analyze the overall face and facial parts such as the forehead, eyebrows, eyes, cheekbones, nose, chin, jaw, etc. They are highly mindful of aesthetics and will make artistic illustrations and plan the surgery by considering proportion, angle, and masculinity in each facial part to achieve an attractive and harmonious appearance. Most of our clients are satisfied with the result. The result of FMS at Kamol Hospital is accepted as an attractive and harmonious masculine face.
Kamol Hospital is proud to have one of the world's most talented and experienced teams, led by Dr. Kamol Pansritum, who has performed FFS and FMS on over 10,000 cases. Our team includes highly skilled professional plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, dentists, and other specialists who work as both surgeons and artistic designers to create and reshape perfectly masculine faces.

          Kamol Cosmetic Hospital has become a top destination for gender confirmation surgery, with consistently good results and satisfied clients. We have our own large, modern hospital and are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), a prestigious global healthcare organization. Every service at our hospital is designed with the utmost attention to detail to ensure every patient's total safety, security, and privacy.