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Paul Mittermiller, MD

Plastic Surgery
Craniofacial Surgery
Gender-Affirming Surgery

Dr. Mittermiller is a craniofacial fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who serves the Los Angeles and Long Beach areas.

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What is facial masculinization surgery or FMS?

What is facial masculinization surgery or FMS? Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) describes a group of procedures that are performed to masculinize the face. These operations are commonly performed for transgender men and can be performed for cisgender men. The operations usually consist of multiple procedures including those listed below: Forehead augmentation (increase in forward protrusion …

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What is a type 1 forehead reduction in facial feminization surgery (FFS)?

Type 1 forehead reduction describes a specific technique to reduce brow bossing (brow protrusion). This type of procedure is commonly performed for transgender women, however it is also done for cisgender women and cisgender men who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their forehead. The term “type 1” comes from research performed by Dr. Douglas …

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What is cheek augmentation?

What is cheek augmentation? Cheek augmentation describes a procedure or operation that is performed to add volume to the face in the cheek region. There are a few methods for augmenting the cheeks. The most common involve placing implants, fat grafting the area, or injecting an artificial filler material, such as Juvederm or Restylane. What …

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