Facial Masculinization / FMS

Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS)  

         Male and female fundamentally have visibly different facial features.  As the differences can be subtle, our expert, specialized surgeons preform the operation 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. 

The difference between males and female face
The difference between males and female face

Picture 1. The difference between males and female face


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

1. Masculine Forehead

Forehead Lengthening & Augmentation

Picture 3. Shows masculine forehead procedures

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

2. Masculine Cheekbones 

Cheek bones  Contouring

Picture 4. Shows masculine cheekbones procedures

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

3. Masculine Nose

Rhinoplasty (Nose Augmentation)

Picture 5. Shows masculine nose procedures

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

4. Masculine chin ​

Chin contouring (Genitoplasty / Mentoplasty)

Picture 6. Shows masculine chin procedures. 

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

5. Masculine Jaws

Jaw Reshaping / Jaw Augmentation

Picture 7. Shows masculine jaws procedures

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

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

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 perform under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Make more masculine features.  

Preparation for facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS)

  • Consult with the plastic surgeon who has highly skilled and experienced for face surgery. You will discuss your surgical goals, medical condition, and treatments
  • Physical examination, blood test, chest X-ray, electrolytes, HIV
  • CT scan will be required.
  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol for at least one week.
  • Stop some medicines, vitamin, 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 CT scan, and return to meet the surgeon again to be confirmed the procedures, and then pre-admission testing will  be perforned a fews days prior to the FMS procedure.

The operation will perform under general anesthesia, the operation time is depending  on amount of procedures. The recovery time will take around 6-12 weeks.

Post-Operative Care for FMS

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

  • Have a liquid or soft food.
  • Always keep the mouth clean with mouth wash.
  • 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 Complication for FMS

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


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


Before and After 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

Getting to Know for Facial Masculinization

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

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

          Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) is a necessary procedure for most of 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 female 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 transmen 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 in the world.

Why 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 more higher and square, cheek augmentation to make a wide for masculine face, rhinoplasty, chin and jaw implants, Adam apple implant and 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 that everyone is unique. Everyone needs different procedures. Kamol Hospital's surgeons will analyse 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 most talented and experienced teams in the world, led by Dr. Kamol Pansritum, who has performed FFS and FMS on over 10,000 cases. Our team includes professional plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, dentists, and other specialists who are highly skilled and work as both surgeons and artistic designers to create and reshape faces perfectly masculine.

          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 organisation. Every service at our hospital is designed with the utmost attention to detail, to ensure the total safety, security, and privacy of every patient.


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