Females have relatively larger eyes with the upper lid at a slightly higher position. The female eye has a little more of a downward slant on the inner side, this is known as “canthal tilt”. The open expression of female eyes can also be attributed to raised and thin brows as this leads to more space visible between eye and brow. At The London Transgender Clinic, eye feminisation is one of our specialties. Below, we’ve provided information on the surgery.

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Summary of Eye Feminisation

Surgery Time
1-2 hrs
Hospital Stay
Day Case
Reasonably Mobile
Same Day
Time Off Work
10 days
Sleep Position
45 degrees for 2 weeks
Following day
Dressings & Garments
6 weeks
Exercise inc. Gym
6 weeks
Full Recovery
6-12 weeks

Reason for Surgery

The goal is to lift the upper lid to a slightly higher position, creating the appearance of larger eyes which contributes to a more feminine appearance. It can also be incorporated with a blepharoplasty which is used to remove eye bags, giving a more youthful appearance.


This result can improve self-confidence and boost self-esteem, allowing you to feel confident in your female gender.

Eye Feminisation FAQ’s

  • How much does it cost?

    The price of eye feminisation is approximately £5,960. This includes all of your pre and post-operative aftercare up to one year, as well as services provided to you while you are in hospital/Clinic. For an exact quotation please book a consultation with a member of our team.

  • What happens at the consultation of my Eye Feminisation?

    You will meet your surgeon and one of our nurses who will ask you about your goals and concerns. A full medical history and examination will be done, before agreeing on a plan for you and discussing the surgery and recovery and risks in detail.

    You may be required to undergo medical investigations such as blood tests, ECG, or others, as medically advised by your surgeon.

  • How do I prepare for my surgery?

    Once you have your consultations and your surgery is booked, you will have a pre-operative assessment with your nurse 2 weeks before surgery, during which any outstanding questions will be answered. Your preparation for surgery will be reviewed and information will be provided regarding medications, diet, and post-operative care.

    You will not need to stop your hormone therapy.

    You must stop smoking a minimum of 2 weeks before your surgery and up to 12 weeks postoperatively.

  • What happens on the day of my eye feminisation surgery?

    On the day of your surgery you will attend the hospital where your surgery is taking place. You will be reassessed by your surgeon and your anaesthetist before going to the theatre. The hospital team will complete the necessary pre-operative health checks.

    Following your surgery, you will be bed-bound and closely monitored by the hospital medical team. They will assist you with anything you need. You will be tired and spend most of this time resting.  You will be provided with something to eat when you are alert and slowly mobilised with assistance.

    Once you are awake and mobile, you will be discharged from the hospital to your home. You must have a chaperone to bring you home and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours.

  • What aftercare will be provided for me?

    The London Transgender Clinic provides a premium aftercare service. You will be assessed 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, 6 months, and 1-year postoperatively to monitor your progress.

    You will be provided with post-operative manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy to reduce swelling and promote better healing.

    LTC also has a nurse on call 24/7 in the event you have any emergencies following discharge from the hospital. You will be seen immediately if medically required or appropriate advice will be provided.

  • What happens if there is a complication?

    In the event of a complication you will be medically assessed as soon as possible by your surgeon or a qualified member of our nursing team. In the unlikely event you need to return to the theatre this will be arranged for you by our team. Hospital and anaesthetist fees may be charged, however, there will be no surgical fee. Further information is outlined in our terms and conditions.

“I have got a new face!”

5 5 Star Rating
Written onApril 30, 2019

I went to the London Transgender Clinic for Hormones and Face Feminisation Surgery.

In both cases they were fantastic! In getting hormone treatment they were both sympathetic and very helpful. I thought that they were both thorough and professional.

The surgery went well and with very little or no pain. I have had no problems during recovery.

I now have a lower hairline, higher eyebrows, a much thinner neck, no bags around my eyes, a new, more feminine, nose and a general facelift.

I look at least ten years younger as well as more female.

This has been a huge boast to my confidence and I would recommend the London Transgender Clinic to anyone.

I plan to go back for more surgery if possible.


by Miss Sophie Butler | Read More Patient Testimonials

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