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At LTC we can surgically masculinise a trans male face by inserting a chin implant to achieve a more broad, square lower face which is commonly associated with a male face. Females tend to have a smaller, softer face, therefore with the addition of an implant we can address this.  

SUMMARY OF SURGICAL FACIAL MASCULINISATION

Surgery Time 1.5 hours
Anaesthetic General
Hospital Stay Day case
Reasonably Mobile Same Day
Time Off Work 10-14 days
Sleep Position 45 degrees for 2 weeks
Washing Following day
Dressings & Garments None
Exercise inc. Gym 6 weeks
Full Recovery 6-12 weeks

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REASON FOR SURGERY

The goal is to provide suitable projection and width of the chin to create a more square, masculine appearance.

BENEFITS

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

Surgical Facial Masculinisation FAQ’s

  • How much does it cost?

    The price of chin implant surgery is approximately £6,600. 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. For an exact quotation please book a consultation with a member of our team.
  • What happens at the consultation?

    
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 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 other, 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 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?

    
You will be provided with post operative manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy to reduce swelling and promote better healing. 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. LTC also has a nurse on call 24/7 in the event you have any emergencies following discharge from 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.

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5 5 Star Rating I would definitely recommend LTS, the staff are kind and welcoming and the service is very professional. I had a recent consultation with Mary O’Brien and she is always exceptionally lovely and understanding, made me feel at ease throughout the process.  

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