Plastic surgeons, and in particular facial plastic surgeons, have a unique opportunity to help transgender patients attain more harmony with their outward appearance.

A recent study published in Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine found that facial feminization surgery has a positive impact on health utility and mental health states of transfeminine individuals. In order to understand the results of this study, it is important to understand the transition process, the possible impacts on one’s mental and physical health, and the implications of gender confirmation surgery.

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