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Eyelid Surgery and Facial Feminization

Facial feminization surgery is about achieving the vision you have for a physical transition to femininity. Eyelid surgery – also called blepharoplasty – can lend to feminization by restoring a youthful, vivacious appearance around the eyes. In the Bay Area, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck can help you choose the facial feminization and transgender surgery approach that will fulfill your vision for your face and body.

To schedule a consultation, please call Bay Area Feminization Surgery at 650-249-3169.

Aesthetic Procedures:

  • Foreheadplasty
  • Tracheal Shave
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift
  • Fat Grafting
  • Cheeks
  • Upper and Lower Eyelids
  • Chin
  • Breast Augmentation
  • SmartLipo™ Liposuction
  • Laser
  • Breast / Chest Reduction
  • Mandible/Jaw
  • Liposuction
  • DermaSweep
  • Fillers and Injectibles

Facial Feminization with Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids, or both in a single procedure. This facial surgery may be right for you if you are unhappy with:

  • Saggy upper eyelids
  • Hooding of the upper eyelids
  • Puffiness of the lower eyelids
  • Under-eye bags
  • Under-eye fine lines

Although youthful, rejuvenated eyelids are not a strictly female or male trait, the results of eyelid surgery may enable you to feel more confident and self-assured, which is an important part of expressing your inner identity on the outside.

The Eyelid Surgery Procedure for Transgender Facial Feminization Patients

Blepharoplasty is effective because it reverses the eye-area changes caused by aging, sun exposure, environmental factors and genetics. As we age, the skin and its supporting structures lose elasticity and begin to sag. The upper eyelid can become so droopy that it obscures the eyelid contour, creating an undesirable eyelid appearance. The sagging upper eyelid can also interfere with your vision as it droops down in front of the eye. Dr. Beck may suggest a brow lift to raise sagging brows caused by a descending forehead.

The basic steps of blepharoplasty are typically as follows:

  • For upper eyelid surgery, an incision is created in the crease between your eyelid and eyebrow. Depending on your procedure, fatty deposits may be reshaped or removed. The skin is pulled taut and the excess is removed.
  • For lower eyelid surgery, an incision is either created in the lower lash line or on the inside of the lower eyelid. Fat is reshaped or removed, and excess skin is removed.

In both the upper and lower techniques, the incision is in a well-concealed area and will not be apparent once it heals.

As part of fulfilling your aesthetic male-to-female feminization goals, Dr. Beck will help you decide if eyelid surgery will be helpful. He is fully committed to achieving life-changing facial feminization results for his transgender patients, and he will make sure you know all of your options as you plan a surgical approach together. Facial feminization eyelid surgery is a procedure involving certain risks and mild discomfort at the surgical site for a few days. After taking several days to recover from facial feminization surgery, you can return to a full range of normal activities.

If you live in our around the Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Jose and San Mateo, please call Bay Area Feminization Surgery at 650-249-3169 to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck. Dr. Beck has extensive experience in facial feminization surgical procedures, including upper and lower eyelid surgery.