What You Should Know About Recovering After Your Facial Feminization in Toronto

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If you’re considering undergoing facial cosmetic surgery to feminize one or more feature, we can provide helpful info and tips to prepare. In Toronto, Facial feminization, (FFS) will be different for each patient as everyone has unique needs and goals. There are numerous procedures that can be performed separately or together to create the transformation you desire.

What Are The Available Options For Facial Feminization In Toronto?

What You Should Know About Recovering After Your Facial Feminization in TorontoWhen men or women choose to soften facial features, they have a suite of treatment choices. Changing the balance of your nose and jaw, for instance, may involve a rhinoplasty combined with chin augmentation. The forehead bone can be reduced and smoothed, while the hairline, lips, cheeks and brows may all be altered to achieve the look you desire. Keep in mind that your recovery time and relative discomfort will be affected by how many procedures you choose to undergo at once.

What Can You Expect While Healing?

Most feminization procedures allow the patient to go home the same day as their surgery. If you have more extensive work such as a facelift, browlift and rhinoplasty combination, you may stay at the surgical centre overnight for extra care and observation.

While you can expect to feel tired after having anaesthetic, you won’t be confined to bed. We encourage patients to slowly walk around between resting in the first few days to promote healthy circulation.

You’ll be asked to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity, so you’ll need to pause the gym membership and catch up on light activities instead.

Some facial feminization procedures such as chin augmentation don’t lead to considerable discomfort. You can expect to swell and bruise for 1-2 weeks, depending on how much work you have done.

Your surgeon will advise you to wear a soft, facial compression garment to help reduce inflammation and conform the tissues as desired. Be sure to elevate your head and shoulders when sleeping and don’t bend over because this can increase discomfort and swelling.

When Will Your Follow Up Appointments Be?

For some facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Solomon sees the client the very next day, while for others, 3-5 days is sufficient. You’ll have stitches removed at roughly one week and may be able to discontinue the compression garment between 1-2 weeks post-op. Patients are often seen around 4-6 weeks and again a few months later to track progress and ensure all questions are answered. If you request additional visits at any time, you can see Dr. Solomon for assessment or discussion.

People often come to meet Dr. Solomon because they’re not happy with their facial appearance, self-confidence or how the world views them. Specializing in head and neck procedures, he’s an expert in the delivery of both surgical and non-surgical options that combine to enhance the whole person.

To learn more about Facial feminization surgery in Toronto and begin planning your own, exciting journey, we welcome you to contact us at Solomon Facial Plastic. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you be your best self.

For more information about Facial Feminization Surgery in Toronto, contact Dr. Philip Solomon, Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon, practicing Facial Plastic Surgery in Toronto.

How To Feminize The Male FaceCombining a variety of Facial Feminization Surgeries and Injectable treatments, can significantly change the male face making it more feminine and refined. Transgender surgery, also known as Female Feminization Surgery in Toronto has certainly increased in popularity since Caitlyn Jenner shared her journey with the world. In doing so, she helped create awareness and acceptance for many men who perhaps didn’t have the confidence to live their authentic life as a woman.

Determining which surgeries would best suit your needs requires a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Philip Solomon, a renowned expert in Facial Feminization Surgery in Toronto. Dr. Solomon has been helping male patients transition to female for 20 years in Toronto and understands the physical, psychological, and psychosocial issues that accompany this journey.


In order to best assist you, we require all cosmetic patients to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation. There is a fee of $200 plus HST for all consultations. Your consultation fee will be credited towards your procedure and/or treatment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the attached form or call our office at 905-764-7799. We look forward to hearing from you.