Facial Feminization Bellevue & Seattle

One of the most important things that make us unique is the ability to transition someone from male to female. Based on Dr. Young’s theory on facial beauty called the Circles of Prominence, his knowledge of beauty compares to having the right architectural plans to build a beautiful house.

There are many procedures that can help you look more feminine. Rhinoplasty can be one of the procedures that can have a major impact in your facial feminization and transition from male to female. There are three anatomic units that play a major role in beauty: the eyes, nose and mouth. Of those three, the nose is central, plays a huge part in the balance of the face and the easiest to make the most significant change. However, rhinoplasty is not an easy technique.

Transgender Facial Feminization by Dr. Young

Changing Your Face

Changing the brows and its prominence through a brow lift and brow lifting techniques can make a significant change in your quest to feminize your face. Prominent brows and low lying brows are masculine. Changing these two elements through bone reduction and brow lifting can be dramatic.

Lip augmentation through silicone lip implants or the lip VY advancement can have a big impact on making you look more feminine. The lips are one of the three major anatomic elements in the face. From a sexual and facial feminization standpoint, it may be the most important. The mouth and lips are a structure that is affiliated with basic functions like eating and breathing. There are animalistic associations related to the mouth. Changes in the lips can have a powerful sexual effect and feminization and masculinization effect for that matter.

Chin and jawline reduction can change the face dramatically to have a more female appearance. The lower third of the face is an area that significantly impacts a person’s appearance as a male or a female. When we look at our theories of beauty, the lower third of the face has a big effect in tipping the point on how a man and woman may look like. A chin and jawline reduction can be a powerful tool in facial feminization and changing your look from male to female.

Before Brow lift, Browbone Shaving, Chin Reduction and VY Advancement Lip Augmentation Frontal View

After Brow lift, Browbone Shaving, Chin Reduction and VY Advancement Lip Augmentation Frontal View

Note: Individual results will vary. Images do not constitute a promise or representation of any particular outcome or experience.

“My goal was to find a method to bring back a person’s natural youthfulness without the operated, unnatural look and that is why I have my patients bring in photos of them when they were age 5 to 30. My YoungVitalizer helps restore natural and youthful contours they haven’t seen in years.”

—Dr. Philip Young, Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon

Cheek implants and augmentation can influence the appearance of one’s face to make it look more feminine or masculine. High broad cheekbones highlight the eyes and create a heart shape to the face, a feminine facial trait. A square shaped face and flat cheek bones is more masculine. Cheek implants can create this high and broad appearance in the cheeks and feminize the face.

Dr. Philip Young is an expert in transgender facial feminization/masculinization (M2F, MTF, FFS, boy to girl, girl to boy, male to female, female to male surgery) with over 15 years of experience treating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The transformation of your face is an extremely important part of your transition from one gender to the other. Understanding facial aesthetics is an essential component of this process.

The knowledge of what makes a face appear more feminine can be better understood when we understand facial beauty. Dr. Young has extensive experience in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The combination of his internationally acclaimed theory on facial aesthetics, understanding of beauty and his skills and experience as a surgeon makes him the ideal physician to help you in this transition.

Steps in Process

There are many steps in this process and the order you take can be determined by your comfort level:

  • Lip lifts, lip augmentation, lip grafts
  • Facial implant surgery to change the facial skeleton (cheek, chin and jaw)
  • Frontal brow bone contouring through brow lifts
  • Rhinoplasty to change the sexuality markedly in the face
  • Tracheal shave/contouring surgery to reduce the prominent Adam’s Apple
  • Brow lift, hairline lowering alteration
  • Adjunctive skeletal surgery
  • Blepharoplasty/eye lifts to change the sexuality of your eyes
  • Fat injections to bring highlights to your face
  • The YoungVitalizer to soften your appearance

“I just wanted to leave a note and say that my procedure with Dr. Young approximately 6 years ago took years off my face. He did an excellent job and I am still enjoying the results. It was very much worth the downtime. I look exactly like myself, just younger. Thanks, again!”


— C.J., 40’s caucasian female from North Lynnwood, WA

“He gave me my confidence back that I thought I would never get back. I can now look in the mirror and actually love what I see and not have to deal with pitted scars in my face. If you or anyone you know who thinks they have to just live with these scars, don't!”


— Ator A., 20’s Eastern Indian from Ontario, Canada

“My procedure went great and I left the office with no concerns and all of my questions answered. I have never felt so good about myself and my appearance. I have you to thank for that Dr. Young. My new nose is perfect, I cannot thank you enough for this new look on life.”


— Nicole R., Fabulous Rhinoplasty

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