Facial feminization utilizes a highly customizable combination of facial sculpting procedures in a way that will enable you to align the face you see in the mirror each day with who you are inside.

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Facial Feminization Surgery at Clevens Face and Body Specialists

When it comes to your facial appearance, you deserve to trust in the work of a true specialist. Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who brings a deep understanding of the female form to the facial feminization procedure. Dr. Clevens and his team will help you choose the technique that will properly accentuate your femininity and see you realize your cosmetic goals. 

If you’d like to learn more about how facial feminization surgery can help you, a member of our team is standing by. Dr. Clevens has handpicked a team of experts in their respective fields, so when you visit Clevens Face and Body Specialists you can look forward to an exemplary experience. To start your cosmetic journey, reach out to us at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL locations and set up your consultation today.

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Experience You Can Trust. Results You’ll Love.

You’re certainly not alone if you’ve felt that your outward appearance and your inner gender identity don’t match. Dr. Clevens and the dedicated team at Clevens Face and Body Specialists are here to help. When you visit our office, you’ll find yourself in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere, greeted by a surgical team whose members pride themselves on their unique blend of extensive knowledge and easy approachability.

You’ll experience our team’s deeply-held passion for patient care, and will have the exciting opportunity to work with a team of specialists in their given field of expertise. When he created Clevens Face and Body Specialists in 2013, Dr. Clevens did so to build on his extensive reputation for excellence. Having spent over 25 years creating outstanding surgical outcomes for his patients here in Brevard County, he knew it was time to expand upon that legacy.

The result is a team of more than 30 dedicated professionals, each one able to offer a tremendously high level of excellence due to their focus on a single field of expertise. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons, for example, perform a uniquely high level of facial procedures. This extensive experience gives you the ability to look forward to results that are truly life-affirming.

How Facial Feminization Can Help

Using advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Clevens will call upon his extensive experience with facial feminization to create a customized surgical plan that is tailored to your goals. Some of the procedures that can be called upon to create your results may include:

  • Feminization rhinoplasty
  • Jawline contouring
  • Facelift
  • Neck lift and contouring
  • Brow lift and forehead lift
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Hairline lowering and forehead reduction
  • Chondrolaryngoplasty (tracheal shave)
  • Laser treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing and laser hair removal
  • Facial implants, such as cheek implants or chin implants
  • Hair restoration

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The Benefits of Facial Feminization

The results of facial feminization surgery, especially when performed by a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Clevens, are life-affirming. in their ability to help our patients feel more beautiful, more feminine, and generally more secure in their gender identity.

Many of our patients opt for facial feminization after living and identifying as a woman for years, with most telling us they’ve felt uncomfortable in their bodies since childhood. Once our patients see that their image in the mirror reflects the gender identity they feel inside, they find a renewed sense of well-being that comes along with boosted confidence levels. 

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Dr. Ross Clevens: A Facial Feminization Specialist

Dr. Clevens understands that his transgender and non-binary patients require facial plastic surgery techniques that highlight their femininity, not simply create features that appear less masculine.  As such, he doesn’t apply the same techniques used on cisgender patients, ensuring your ability to achieve your desired look. Patients who choose facial feminization often remark on their improved quality of life, and the many benefits that come along with an appearance that more properly aligns with their true gender identity.

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Your Preoperative Consultation

The best way to know which facial feminization options will help you achieve your goals is to meet with our team in consultation. Dr. Clevens has decades of experience customizing treatment plans that help his patients achieve the more feminine look they want, and he brings a caring and empathetic approach to all patients.

During your consultation, Dr. Clevens will discuss your health history, listen carefully to your cosmetic goals, describe how the procedures are performed, answer any questions you have, and explain whether you are a candidate. Together, you will develop a treatment plan to help you realize your dream to align what you see in the mirror with how you feel inside. If you’re interested in other gender-confirmation procedures, Clevens Face and Body Specialists is pleased to offer you the best of both worlds, thanks to the breast and body contouring specialists that we also have on our team.

Once you and Dr. Clevens have finalized your treatment plan, you’ll schedule your pre- and post-operative appointments, as well as the procedure itself. You’ll have the full support of our knowledgeable team at every step of the way, and we’ll remain available to you throughout your recovery process, as well. Our goal is to ensure that you’re relaxed and supported as you look forward to your exciting results.

Your Facial Feminization Procedure

Dr. Clevens will perform your procedure in a fully accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) that exceeds the most stringent state and national accreditation standards, providing you with the highest level of safety available. An anesthesiologist will be present alongside Dr. Clevens throughout the entire process, to ensure your complete safety.

Dr. Clevens is known for achieving the most natural look possible, carefully hiding incisions in the natural folds of your skin. He and his team will be with you every step of the way to prepare you for your surgery and guide you through the recovery process.

Some patients elect to combine facial feminization with other transfeminine gender-confirmation surgeries, like top surgery. Our breast and body contouring specialists often partner with Dr. Clevens to ensure that your outcome is as harmonious as possible. 

Your top surgery and facial feminization surgery can be performed concurrently, thanks to the presence of both facial plastic surgeons and breast and body contouring specialists on our staff. This gives you the ability to enjoy expertly performed facial plastic surgery and plastic surgery of the breast and body, while also eliminating the need for multiple recovery periods.

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The Recovery Process

Before the day of your surgery, Dr. Clevens will provide you with detailed information about your procedure. You’ll be informed about the most important details of your procedure, including incision placement, the duration of your operation, and what you can expect in terms of visible incision lines once you’ve completed your healing process.

Depending on the specifics of your procedure, you can expect some swelling and discomfort to be present during the days immediately following your surgery. We'll work with you to make sure that you're able to manage your discomfort and our team will guide you through the recovery process day by day, helping you get ready to enjoy your exciting results.

Our team will remain available to you as you rest and recover, ensuring that you’re comfortable and addressing any concerns that may arise. You’ll be provided with everything you need to manage any discomfort, and you’ll also be given a detailed timeline that informs you as to what you can expect from your recovery process, including guidelines for returning to work, exercise, and normal social activities.

The Gender Affirmation You Deserve

Your gender identity and your outward appearance are inextricably linked, and few practitioners understand this truth as deeply as Dr. Clevens. By surrounding himself with a team of handpicked specialists, Dr. Clevens and his staff are able to offer you an impressive level of surgical excellence, creating outcomes that will surpass your expectations and enable you to enjoy the look you deserve.

To learn more about what the team here at Clevens Face and Body Specialists can do for you, simply reach out to us at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL offices and set up your consultation with a member of our team today.

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