Facial Feminization Surgery

Facial feminization surgery is  set of plastic and complicated craniofacial surgical procedures to reshape masculine facial features to soften  them to have more feminine appearance. Generally, these procedures are included as part of gender confirmation surgery for male-to-female, MTF trans woman patients.

What are the Pros & Cons of facial feminization surgery in Istanbul?

  • Pros: You will be glad to do it as you will have a feminine face to pass
  • Board Certified  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
  • You will recognize your ‘true self’ in the mirror
  • FFS procedures are cost efficient, low-cost in Istanbul
  • Great sense of relief
  • Less Gender Dysphoria
  • Short waiting list
  • Sense of ‘realness’ afterwards


  • Cons: Complicated
  • Controversial and Radical
  •  Expensive Procedures with a long recovery period
  • Highly invasive therefore painful
  • Sometimes revisions are needed

How long is FFS surgery?

Depending on the number of facial feminization surgery (FFS) procedures patients need,  MTF patients can go under GA for 4 to 8 hours. Specific information like this will be provided by surgeon only.

Is Facial Feminization surgery is dangerous?

Like any other surgeries, there are risks involved which will be discussed with you during your one-on-one consultation with Doctor. Some of the possible risks of FFS include, but are not limited to, bleeding, infection, poor healing of incisions, hematoma, failure of the bone to heal, prolonged swelling, implant migration, hair loss along the incision line and anesthesia risks.

How much does FFS surgery cost in Istanbul, Turkey?

Looking abroad, we see that the cost of facial feminization surgery for transgender woman (MTF patients) can range between €30,000 to €50,000

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However in Istanbul Turkey, we see the cost is a bit more affordable. 

Depending on your needs facial feminization surgery procedures and choice of surgeon your FFS surgeries will cost between €5,000 to €15,000

Forehead is the gender marker and the most expensive & complicated procedure among feminizing procedures.

Professor who is an expert on craniofacial surgical procedures can help trans woman to achieve soft and round forehead coupled with anterior hairline lowering.

During FFS, the forehead is commonly shaved, anterior hairline is lowered, brow is lifted, jaw is reshaped, chin is reshaped, female rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, Adam’s apple reduction, lip augmentation, sura-orbital rim reduction, and last step would be the voice feminization surgery.

Is FFS covered by insurance in Istanbul, Turkey?

Unfortunately, no

Is Voice Feminization surgery part of FFS?

Yes, doctor who specialized in voice feminization surgery can combine your surgery together with ffs procedures or sometimes he suggests you come to him for VFS as your last procedure which is the case most of the time among MTF patients.

You may be super excited to start your journey with Facial Feminization Surgery in Istanbul, Turkey.

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