facial masculinization surgery

Facial Masculinization Surgery (FMS)

Facial masculinization surgery (FMS) describes a set of procedures used to masculinize the face. These are performed for transgender and cisgender men. The procedures include the ones listed below:

Forehead augmentation (increase in forward protrusion of the brow)
Rhinoplasty (to augment or lengthen the nose)
Jaw augmentation
Genioplasty (chin surgery)

These procedures can be performed in isolation or they can be combined during one or more operations.

Forehead augmentation

Women commonly have a softer brow with a smoother transition from the forehead to the eyes. Augmentation of the forehead produces a stronger, more masculine brow for forehead masculinization.


Men commonly have straighter, larger noses than women. A msculinizing rhinoplasty can create a stronger nose that does not compromise breathing.

Jaw augmentation

Jaw masculinization frequently involves the use of implants to strengthen the angularity and chiseled appearance of the face.

Genioplasty (chin surgery)

Masculinizing chin surgery is performed to strengthen the lower face and jaw. This can be performed with implants or by repositioning the bone of the chin.

Dr. Mittermiller is a craniofacial-trained plastic surgeon with a specialty focus on gender-affirming facial surgeries. Call or contact us today to schedule your free consultation.