Feminization of the forehead in a transgender: frontal sinus reshaping combined with brow lift and hairline lowering

Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2012 Oct;36(5):1207-10. doi: 10.1007/s00266-012-9939-5. Epub 2012 Jul 19.


The case of a 39-year-old male-to-female transgender patient who underwent feminization of his masculine forehead is presented. Surgical techniques to feminize his forehead were as follows. The outer table of the frontal sinus was removed and divided into four pieces with an oscillation saw. These pieces were reshaped, regrafted, and fixed back along with two microplates. The bilateral supraorbital ridges were shaved with a surgical bur. Brow lifting and lowering of the frontolateral hairline were performed simultaneously. There were no complications during the 1-year follow-up. The patient is satisfied with the more feminine forehead.

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Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Eyebrows*
  • Female
  • Forehead / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*
  • Transgender Persons*