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Transgender Surgery


  • Achieve a more feminine or masculine appearance
  • Highly customizable facial procedures with multiple options
  • Natural-looking outcomes personalized to each patient

Facial Surgery for Gender Transition

The face holds many clues to who we are­ – our race, age, and gender. Both the male and female sexes have their own unique facial traits that naturally give off either a more masculine or a more feminine appearance. While facial surgery only makes up part of a patient’s transition, it’s an extremely important aspect that can ultimately impact how gender is identified.

Dr. Zuliani’s unique knowledge of facial aesthetics and how they relate to gender can help you during this transition. For facial feminization, certain masculine markers are removed to soften the face. A reduction of the chin and nose, a smoothing of the cheeks, and changes to the eyes may be recommended. On the other hand, a more masculine look can be achieved with a more chiseled jawline and stronger facial structure. Dr. Zuliani will work closely with you and discuss your goals to develop a highly personalized plan for your surgery.

Who might benefit from Transgender Surgery?

Transgender surgery is recommended for trans-men and trans-women who are wanting to change the gender characteristics of their faces. Whether a more feminine or more masculine appearance is desired, Dr. Zuliani takes a personalized approach to each individual’s unique situation and goals in order to achieve the best results possible. There are many different options that can comprise a transgender facial procedure, including but not limited to:

How is Transgender Surgery performed?

The goal of facial transgender surgery is to alter one’s appearance so they look more feminine or more masculine naturally. This surgical process greatly depends on the extent and the number of procedures being considered. Dr. Zuliani performs all facial plastic surgery procedures at an accredited hospital or surgery center conveniently located close to the Bloomfield Hills office. However, many of the minimally invasive and all non-surgical options can be done in the comfort and convenience of our Zuliani Facial Aesthetics office.

What can be expected after Transgender Surgery?

Recovery following facial transgender surgery is completely reliant upon the magnitude and the number of procedures undertaken. With most facial operations, bruising and swelling will start to fade within two weeks, with a full recovery coming in one month to a year. Patients often return to work and a normal routine within 7-14 days, although vigorous activity should be still be avoided until otherwise advised.

You’ll begin to notice the results of your facial surgery after the swelling and bruising subsides, usually within a few weeks. At that time, your new facial contours will be visible and you may feel comfortable out in public again. Everyone experiences their recovery differently and it still may take several months for all of the post-surgery side effects to fully resolve.

Let's Discuss Your Goals

Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. His artistic eye, attention to detail, and individualized care allow him to achieve remarkable results that solve a person's concerns while preserving his or her unique identity. We would love to discuss your goals and begin working toward a more beautiful, refined, and confident you. Please give our office a call at 248.322.3362 (248.FACE.DOC) or click the button below to request a consultation with Dr. Zuliani at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills.