If you are a female transitioning into a male, we would like to offer you a consultation for our facial masculinization surgery at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa in Delray Beach, FL. When you look in the mirror there are details of your face that are more gender specific, such as the angles of your jaw and chin, the absence of an Adam's apple, your short brow, and your softer, rounder features. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can surgically enhance your face to look more masculine in your transition.
While the male scull is much larger than a female scull (this cannot be changed), we can still enhance your facial attributes to appear as a male face would: more angular with wider, larger features. Many of our female-to-male patients in transition will also take part in hormone therapy to increase testosterone production, which leads to thicker facial hair growth and other masculine facial features. Our goal at Inspire is to help each patient understand the FMS procedures that will give them maximum impact and their best results. FMS can greatly improve your self-esteem and confidence, as well as your appearance during and after the transition.
Suite of Procedures
Adam's Apple Enhancement
To create a more masculine facial profile, our plastic surgeon can enhance the appearance of an Adam's apple at the base of the throat for a female transitioning to male. Known as a thyroid cartilage enhancement, this procedure augments the area with a synthetic implant or a cartilage transplant.
By changing the width and projection of the nose with rhinoplasty, a female can have a more masculine nose. It is also important to design the nose to keep the balance and proportions of the rest of the face in check.
Cheek and Chin Augmentation
Cheek augmentation in the female-to-male transition should make the cheeks more angled and less round. Our board-certified plastic surgeon will place cheek implants that are sized and shaped to give the patient a more masculine mid-face shape. The chin can be made to appear longer and square (instead of round or oval). This enhancement can be produced with a synthetic implant or a contouring surgery (genioplasty or mentoplasty) to make the chin more masculine
A female's forehead can be lengthened and augmented to look more like some males: tall with a brow ridge. Our plastic surgeon can create a new hairline further back on the scalp, use an implant to visualize the brow ridge, and implement a surgical brow lift to lengthen the forehead.
To widen and sharpen the angles of the female jaw, we offer jaw contouring surgery. Our plastic surgeon may use an implant to recontour the jaw or reshape the jawbone with surgical techniques.
"What an amazing team!! Dr. Goodwin, Kathy and Angela made a very stressful life event involving my double mastectomy and reconstruction turn from a nightmare into a dream. Very supportive with great bedside manner. This truly talented surgeon has your best interests in mind always."- H.V. / Yelp / Feb 05, 2019
"Went in with one of my best friends to meet with Katie after doing lots of research on the subject of injectables and offices that specialize on the subject, and so glad I did! We initially went for a consult because we had many questions regarding health and look. She answered all our questions and was very sweet and professional. One of the qualities that drew me in is that she is a Nurse Practitioner and has a lot of knowledge and she did not disappoint! She works with you at your pace and is not pushy at all. The staff is beautiful and very nice!"- M.S. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2019
"For anyone thinking of having a procedure done here, please do and don't overthink it. As well as for any trans man thinking of having top surgery please listen when I tell you to come here. From the very beginning they made me feel comfortable in a situation that was quite uncomfortable for me. I was nervous wreck the first time I came in and I think they noticed and tried their best to make me feel comfortable. I have worked in the service and sales business my whole life and I know that without your clients you won't have a business so make sure to always put your clients needs first and make them feel at home. That's exactly what Dr.Schnitt made me feel. They deserve every damn penny that I paid towards my surgery because Dr.Schnitt and his staff were nothing less than excellent. He truly set me free from the shackles of my femininity. I look in the mirror and I see the man I have always wanted to see. So for everyone looking for the right place to go, look no further and make an appointment and go see for yourself how outstanding they are, but here are some pictures include if my words don't convince you then please allow the amazing results he gave me convince you."- L.M. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2019
"I was feeling old and saggy from grief. I was referred by a dear friend to Katie.. Enter a beautiful office/facility conveniently located in East Delray. .Leah greeted me and helped me with saving bonuses..Katie gave me her recommendations and price/proposal. I accepted and proceeded with great care, treatment and experience Thoroughly pleased! Professional , personable and experienced!"- T.T. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2019
"My Tummy Tuck Experience! It has been more than a year since my abdominoplastic procedure and I am loving my new figure! It is one of the best investment I have made in improving my appearance. This positive outcome I owe it to my surgeon, Dr. Schnitt, who not only did an amazing job on my figure but also the care and the way he made me feel from the consultation and all the way through my healing process. Knowing that I could reach him anytime, if I needed him, gave me a sense of security and a peace of mind. I always have been a person who doesn't like to depend on others. I like to do everything on my own. For example, I do not ask anyone to take me to the airport, even if someone offers, I like to take Uber or a taxi. I also took an Uber when I had my Lasik eye surgery and my colonoscopy. I wanted to do the same thing when I had my Tummy Tuck, but Dr. Schnitt insisted that I need someone with me. Not only for my ride back home but also to watch over me during the recovery. I thought he was a little over protective, but I did as he indicated. Now I can tell you, he was 100% right, this procedure took every bit of self-control, independency, energy and pride out me. I was a total mess. I was not able to do anything on my own. I barely was able to walk with my curved posture. I couldn't laugh without feeling the pain in my abdominal muscles and having a Cuban man as partner didn't help, as he always is saying funny things. I was not able to cough either, but I discovered that if I had a little bottle of whisky me, I was able to immediately stop the urge to cough. I highly recommend the two weeks of recovery because I had hard time trying to hide the drain bulbs. If you are planning to go back to work before the drainers are out, think before the surgery what you are going to wear because you are not going to be able to go shopping. Finally, the compression garment, this is one of the most important thing to plan. I wish I would have known before my surgery to do this ahead of time. You are not going to be able to take it off or put it on without help. You are not going to be able to go shopping and buy another one that you could put on yourself. There so many out there. Almost all of them are uncomfortable and they do not fit as expected. I bought about 15 of them online trying to find one that would work for me. Keep in mind that every time you are trying one, it is painful, as these garments are very tight. My advice is, go before your surgery and try them on and buy a couple of them. It will save you money, time, and pain. Dr. Schnitt is a compassionate, knowledgeable, and competent surgeon. He will be there for you and he is the "Best Surgeon" ever! I cannot say enough about him, his office staff, and his impeccable surgical center. I highly recommend Inspire Cosmetic Surgery. Thank you, Dr. Schnitt for giving me another chance in life to feel good about my appearance! I am very, very thankful. Life is good!"- M.P. / Yelp / Sep 18, 2019
WHAT TO EXPECT
We can perform facial masculinization surgery under general anesthesia in our AAAASF-accredited surgical facility as an inpatient or outpatient surgery, depending on the procedure or procedures selected. For your health and safety, your plastic surgeon may recommend staging the surgeries in a series of operations instead of performing them all at once. Your cosmetic surgeries will require incision, and our talented surgeon will make these incision as inconspicuous as possible. During your treatment planning sessions, we will discuss with you in detail how your procedures will be performed, how long you will be in recovery, how to care for surgical incisions, and much more to ensure a smoother recovery.
Your aesthetics team may also recommend nonsurgical treatments to further enhance your face. We can offer injections of BOTOX® to lower and flatten the brow to make the eyebrows appear more masculine. Also, injectable dermal fillers, like Juvéderm® or Restylane®, can be implemented before surgery to show the patient how facial implants will look before they commit to a longer-lasting augmentation surgery.
Keep in mind that the facial skin will continue to age, and some of the cosmetic procedures performed on your face will mature as well.
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Learn More About FMS
If you would like to learn more about our facial masculinization surgery at Inspire Cosmetic Surgery & Med Spa, we would be happy to schedule you for an appointment. You will consult with one of our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons in a private room. This is your time to ask questions, raise concerns about the risks of surgeries, and express your aesthetic goals with our surgeon. Call and schedule your appointment today in our Delray Beach, FL office.