6 Facial features that can make you look masculine
Sometimes, sculpting a feminine face is not about adding features – it’s about reducing some of the masculine features that already exist. There are six facial features that can make you look very masculine. Addressing these with facial feminization surgery and other procedures can boost your femininity and help you achieve your true identity.
Gender differences in facial appearance are the result of hormonal and cultural influences. In general, the bone structure of men’s heads – the brow bone, the jaw, and the chin – are more prominent and angular. The woman’s bone structure is smoother and her face is less blocky and more oval. A man’s features are larger and heavier, a woman’s smaller and more delicate.
Men usually have broader noses, and the bridge can be a bit crooked or even have a slight indentation. The angle between nose and lips for men is usually no more than 90 degrees.
Women, on the other hand, have a narrower nose than their male counterparts. What’s more, the profile is more concave, which means women often have slightly upturned noses (ideally, 120 degrees). Furthermore, the angle between the nose and the lip is bigger in women than in men. Women´s nostrils are usually smaller as well. Overall nasal contour is strongly associated with one's perceived biological sex. Nose feminization can provide a more feminine nose.
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, so the eyebrows are much like the curtains because they frame and enhance your eyes. A man’s eyebrows tend to be heavier, straighter and closer to the eyes. A woman’s eyebrows are thinner and arch upward, taking them further from the eyes. Female eyes are slightly larger and appear to be more “open” than men’s eyes. For some transgender patients, a simple waxing can help to provide a more feminine brow. For others, a brow bone reduction may provide better results.
The main difference between male and female foreheads is that males often have a ridge of bone around the upper edge of the eye sockets called the “brow ridge” or “brow bossing”. Female foreheads tend to have little or no bossing. Because of the brow ridge, the general angle of the forehead in males is steeper and the angle between the forehead and nose is sharper in lateral view. Women, because they don’t have a brow ridge, have a more vertical appearance of the forehead in lateral view. The angle between nose and forehead is more open. A brow bone reduction can smoothen your brow ridge.
Lips are another facial feature that can create a very masculine appearance. By nature, men have thinner, longer lips, while women have lush, plumper lips. Aside from this, male lips are located further from the nose than female lips, which are located closer due in part to their fullness.
Lips can be feminized by adding some volume to the vermillion part by lipofilling of the lips. The distance between the nose and the lip can be reduced with a lip lift.
Chin and jaw
The male chin is almost always more prominent and larger than the female chin, which is smaller and far less defined. Along the same lines, men tend to have chins that appear square in shape, while women’s chins are more round. The jawline along each side of the chin is another characteristic that can create a masculine appearance. In men, the jaw is stronger and wider; in women, it is not as defined. Several procedures can help reduce the size of the male chin and jaw including chin contouring and jaw angle reduction.
Adam’s Apple (Trachea)
While many women may have some masculine features, the Adam’s apple is always a giveaway. This feature only occurs in boys during puberty when cartilage begins to grow around the voice box, causing their voices to crack and deepen. It also causes the protruding bump in the neck known as the Adam’s apple. A procedure called a tracheal shave can reduce the size of the Adam’s apple and provide a more feminine appearance.
These six facial features can create a more masculine look, especially among transgender patients. Fortunately, thanks to the help of advanced technologies, world-renowned surgeons specialized in facial feminization surgery can help sculpt and create a feminine face that accurately reflects your inner self.
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