Reclaim your self-confidence with personalized FFS surgery in Houston, TX

After FFS, patients feel more confident and at ease, as their outward femininity is now more aligned with their inner beauty. The security gained through gender-affirming procedures can help patients to excel both socially and professionally. Every treatment plan is uniquely curated to address the patient’s individual wishes and goals. Dr. Sturm creates a compassionate, safe practice environment that is conducive to successful, natural-looking outcomes.

What is facial feminization surgery?

FFS can be performed on multiple areas of the face to create a more feminine and appealing presentation. Some patients may opt for just one or two procedures, while others may wish to address numerous concerns at once for a more dramatic transformation. Dr. Sturm works with each patient to fulfill their vision for their appearance, tailoring her approach accordingly. Below are several popular options for FFS:

Hairline advancement 

This feminizing procedure places the hairline closer to the eyebrows, shortening the length of the forehead and thus creating a more balanced, attractive look.

Cheek augmentation

Using fillers or implants, Dr. Sturm can reshape the cheekbones, creating a more feminine facial shape that looks highly natural.


Rhinoplasty can reshape the nasal tip, bridge, and nostrils, creating a nose that is softer and more feminine without compromising facial balance and harmony. 

Lip lift 

A lip lift involves removing a tiny segment of skin from beneath the nose to elevate the upper lip for a more attractive, feminine pout.

Lip augmentation 

Lip augmentation can help create a more alluring smile, affirming femininity and confidence. Dr. Sturm can use lip fillers, fat transfer, or lip implants.

Chin augmentation 

Chin augmentation can be performed with fillers or implants to create more balance in the profile and act as a counterweight to the nose.

Tracheal shave

This procedure is among the most gender-affirming options and involves reducing the size of the Adam’s apple for a smoother neckline.

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Who is a good candidate for facial feminization?

For patients who are longing to feel an alignment between their inner and outer selves, facial feminization surgery can be an ideal solution. As a side benefit, many of the FFS procedures can offset the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and volume loss. 

Ideal candidates for surgical procedures are emotionally and physically healthy individuals who do not smoke and are not currently dealing with any untreated medical issues such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or bleeding disorders. No cosmetic procedure can achieve perfection, so it’s important that patients have realistic attitudes regarding their results based on a private consultation with Dr. Sturm and her caring team.

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What will my recovery entail?

Because each set of treatments is customized to the individual, recovery times will vary from patient to patient. Surgeries performed on the cheeks, Adam’s apple, nose, and chin may require several weeks of rest and may cause temporary swelling, bruising, and tenderness. The forehead may need even more time to heal. Dr. Sturm will ensure you are comfortable by providing prescription pain medications and a thorough aftercare plan. She will schedule you for regular follow-up sessions to check on your progress and make sure your healing is on track. 

Why choose Dr. Sturm for facial feminization surgery in Houston, TX?

Dr. Angela Sturm is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon whose elite training and a natural eye for artistry combine to produce beautiful, nuanced results. Dr. Sturm completed a prestigious fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), bolstering her expertise in performing delicate, complex procedures for the head and neck. She then pursued additional training in the art of facial feminization and hair transplantation, making her an ideal choice for FFS procedures. Dr. Sturm is passionate about restoring peace of mind for all her patients. She goes above and beyond to help them feel and look their best so they can achieve their vision for a happy, healthy life. 

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