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Every person has a unique identity. Part of this identity is our individual appearance. For some people, their physical characteristics do not match up with their gender identity. Transgender women can find it particularly difficult to alter the characteristics of their identity assigned at birth. Facial feminization surgery can help transgender women transition, regardless of any other transition surgeries they may or may not choose to have.

Common Areas of Facial Feminization

Facial surgery creates permanent changes to the shape and structure of your appearance, and it is important to talk with your surgeon about what to expect. A few of the more common areas involved in facial feminization are: 

Forehead Contouring. Men often have a pronounced ridge above the eyes. This area can be reshaped by removing a portion of bone and remodeling it into a smoother shape. 

Cheek Augmentation. Women tend to have a larger amount of fat in the mid-face area. This can be achieved through implants or fat transplants. Different approaches work better for different faces. Your surgeon can help you determine which is best. 

Rhinoplasty. Men often have a larger nose bridge and wider nostrils than women. Reshaping the nose into a slimmer profile is a common procedure.

Jaw Reduction. The jaw bones can be reduced and narrowed, and the chin can be thinned and shortened.

Adam’s Apple Reduction (tracheal shave). This procedure can minimize the thyroid cartilage protruding from your throat. The incision is made in the shadow of your chin, so the scar will not “give away” that you have had the procedure done.

Results of Facial Feminization Surgery

Facial surgery can be integral to gender transition and improve the quality of life of transgender women. Your surgeries may need to be completed in a specific sequence, with enough healing time between each for you and your surgeon to have a complete understanding of how your appearance is changing.

Dr. Rosenberg works closely with the providers at Mount Sinai’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery. This ensures you are receiving a unique treatment plan that fits your needs. To synchronize your facial appearance with your gender identity, contact the office of Joshua Rosenberg today.

Posted on behalf of Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10028

Phone: (212) 241-9410


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Based on 11 reviews

Tonio Jennifer

Knowledgeable Doctor, great staff...somehow Dr Rosenberg makes you feel that no matter the odds he will come thru for you and with me he did so many times

Karmita Avila

I haven't the opportunity to meet the doctor yet, I have an appointment. I was referred by an ENT doctor in NJ, Dr. Douglas Leventhal, nice, young, excellent bed manners. Unfortunately he does not reconstruction nasal perforation, but he was very interested in helping me, and he referred me to a colleague in NY, and asked me wait a call from them, otherwise to call him back if they didn't contact me. Thanks GOD, they are very efficient and received, today two calls , I finally got to talk to Evelyn, very kind, and patient, gave me the appointment, I hope that my present health problem due to bad medical practice years ago, Dr. Rossenberg, can reconstruct my septum. I thank you from deep of my heart.

Nada Alkhawam

I want to thank DR. Rosenberg for his time and he’s amazing staff,he did a wonderful job operating on my face moving the cyst last Tuesday , I couldn’t believe my self the way he operates berly any brosis, he’s amazing surgeon , and he’s staff especially Ann& daina they are on top everything sweetheart they answered all my questions, with friendly since humor, I’m so lucky to have him As surgeon

Theresa Norris

Excellent surgeon supported by caring medical team members. Highly recommend.

Jan Wong

Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are thoughtful, caring and made me feel at ease during my procedure and at my follow up visits. Highly competent and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

Sue Bee

An excellent Doctor who is kind and compassionate. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being.

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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10028

(212) 241-9410

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
2052 Richmond Road
Staten Island NY 10306

(718) 420-1279

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM