5 Facial Features that Can Make You Look Masculine

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Ellen Defrancq

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 and addressing these with facial feminization surgery and other procedures can boost your femininity and help you achieve your true identity.

In general, the bone structure in 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 less blocky and more oval. A man’s features are larger and heavier, a woman’s smaller and more delicate.


6 facial features that can make you look masculine - nose

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 sex identity. Nose feminization can provide a more feminine nose.



6 facial features that can make you look masculine - eyebrows

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.

Brow bone

6 facial features that can make you look masculine - browbone

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 more steep and the angle between the forehead and nose is sharper in lateral view. Women, because they don’t have the brow ridge, have a more vertical appearance of the forehead in lateral view. The angle between nose and forehead is more open.


6 facial features that can make you look masculine - lips
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 further from the nose than female lips, which are closer due in part to their fullness.

Lips can be feminized by adding some 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.


6 facial features that can make you look masculine - chin

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 squarer in shape, while women’s chins are more rounded. 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)

6 facial features that can make you look masculine - adams apple

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, and causing 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 specialised in facial feminization surgery can help sculpt and create a feminine face that accurately reflects your inner self.


What makes a face look masculine?


What would the price be for all procedures in this blogpost?

The price for all of these procedures would be 21.000 euros on average.

You still have another question? Feel free to ask! We will answer your question and if generally applicable add it to the FAQ of this page.


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