Forehead / Brow Contouring London
Forehead Shaping, Brow Contouring is a surgical procedure to reshape the forehead, brow to create a more feminine appearance in a male to female, MtF trans-individual. The typical male forehead has prominent brow ridges, frontal bossing, with a relatively flat upper forehead with receding hairline whilst the feminine forehead is smooth with a gentle curve from the root of the nose to the hairline ( there are some racial differences). The outer half of the eyebrows should be above the bony sockets (supraorbital ridges). The hair line should be in front of a curve of the skull and in proportion to the middle and lower thirds of the face.
Prices for Brow Contouring range from £4,500 – £7,500.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are concerned about the shape of your forehead, brow which may give a masculine appearance and would like to feel comfortable and confident in your chosen female gender, then Brow Contouring, Forehead shaping may be suitable for you.
The typical male forehead has prominent brow ridges, frontal bossing, with a relatively flat upper forehead with receding hairline whilst the feminine forehead is smooth with a gentle curve from the root of the nose to the hairline ( there are some racial differences). The outer half of the eyebrows should be above the bony sockets (supraorbital ridges). The hair line should be in front of a curve of the skull and in proportion to the middle and lower thirds of the face.
Brown Contouring / forehead shaping is carried out either through a hairline incision or behind the hairline almost from ear to ear. the shape of the forehead is altered by one or more procedures depending on the individual. The frontal bossing can be reduced by shaving the bones, or combination of shaving and microfracturing. Forehead shape can be improved using hydroxyapatite bone cement to give a soft feminine curved forehead.
Patience contemplating brow contouring or forehead shaping surgery will be required to have an x-ray of the skull as part of the assessment for surgery. Some patients will be required to have a CT scan for more complex procedures. 3-D simulation images will be provided following your consultation to assist you in understanding the effects of brow contouring surgery.
Does forehead set shipping or brow contouring surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
Brow contouring or forehead shipping surgery is performed under general anaesthetic as a day case or overnight stay. Local anaesthetic is also used at the same time to make the post operative period as comfortable as possible.
Brow contouring or forehead shaping surgery usually requires 1 1/2 to 3 hours depending on the complexity of the surgery.
Moderate pain is to be expected for four or five days. pain relief medication will be prescribed together with antibiotics for five days.
Brow contouring or forehead shipping surgery aims to soften the strong male features of the forehead into a softer smoother feminine shape enabling you to feel confident in your chosen gender and in Enhance Your quality of life.
Like all the surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However complications are uncommon even in complex forehead surgery. Bruising around the eyes may occur and may take two weeks to resolve while major bleeding is rare less than .1% infection is rare less than .5% and will require appropriate antibiotics. Facial muscle weakness is uncommon but may affect the forehead temporarily lasting 6 to 8 weeks. Bulging of the frontal sinus forehead is rare and may require revision surgery. Abnormal scarring hypertrophic or keloid or strep scars are on common. Reduced sensation of the scalp is expected and improves from 9 to 12 months following surgery.
Initial recovery will take 14 days during which you should sleep with extra pillows and you may be advised to use the home Hilotherm mask daily for the first week to reduce swelling. Patients can expect to return to work after 14 days but avoid vigourous activity or exercise for six weeks including contact sports.
The cost for row contouring or forehead shaping surgery will vary depending on your individual case. The cost includes all of your pre-operative and post operative care with the follow-up to 6 months after your surgery. You will be provided with a detailed quotation following your consultation with Mr Inglefield.
What reassurance do I have with brown contouring or forehead shipping surgery at London transgender surgery?
At LTS, we understand that your desire to have brown contouring or forehead shipping surgery can be a daunting and anxious time for you. Our aim is to fully understand your concerns and goals and discuss all the options before agreeing a treatment plan which is in your best interest. Mr Inglefield and his teams expertise in brow contouring or forehead shaping surgery will ensure your safe and excellent outcome. We will provide you
with all the information you need and support you before, during and after your surgery.