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Through facial feminization surgery, transwomen can finally actualize their long- held inner image of themselves, fully expressing their innate inner and outer beauty simultaneously. Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty, revitalizes the appearance of the eyes, creating a brighter, more youthful smile and facial expression.

How is blepharoplasty performed?

  • For the upper lids, Dr. Satterwhite will create an incision in the eyelid crease, removing unwanted fat and tissue and reshaping the area for a more well-rested appearance.
  • With lower lid surgery, the incision is placed within the lash line or inside the lower lid. Fat, skin, and excess tissue are then easily removed.

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What are the advantages of blepharoplasty?

  • Helps treat sagging upper lids
  • Can restore vision lost to drooping lids
  • Can reverse hooding of the upper lids
  • Treats under-eye bags and discoloration
  • Corrects fine lines beneath the eyes
  • Helps fight the effects of aging and environmental toxins
  • Improves self-confidence in one’s image
  • Creates a more feminine-looking smile
  • Long-lasting outcome
  • Natural-looking, personalized results

I am just absolutely happy! Ever since I had my Facial Feminization Surgery, Breast Augmentation, and Gender Confirmation Surgery, I can't stop smiling. It’s all thanks to Dr. Satterwhite and his staff! I'm forever grateful! You all mean the world to me! Thank you so much!

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    Eyelid Surgery FAQ's

    Who makes a good blepharoplasty candidate?

    While the appearance of the eyelids is not typically considered either a masculine or feminine trait, a blepharoplasty can help maximize the results obtained from other facial feminization procedures, and can help you to feel and look your best. Patients should be non-smokers in good mental and physical health with reasonable expectations for their outcome.

    What will recovery entail?

    After blepharoplasty, it is common to experience swelling around the eyes along with some redness and tearing. Dr. Satterwhite will provide eye drops and ointments to help ease any discomfort, along with pain medications. Recovery may also include a temporary oversensitivity to light. Cold compresses can be placed on the eyes to help minimize swelling. You should keep your head elevated at first, and avoid activities that can dry up the eyes, such as spending many hours in front of screens. You can resume all normal activities in 14-21 days.

    Facial feminization costs may include:
    • Surgeon’s fees
    • Facility fees
    • Anesthesia fees
    • Prescription medication fees
    • Post-surgical garments
    • Diagnostic testing fees

    Dr. Satterwhite will break down all costs for you and provided a detailed, personalized quote at the time of your private San Francisco consultation.

    Why choose Dr. Satterwhite?

    Dr. Satterwhite’s approach is subtle, nuanced and elegant, giving facial feminization clients the ideal results that align their inner and outer beauty. He possesses that fortuitous combination of skill, artistry and compassion that makes his San Francisco office feel like a sanctuary and safe haven for MTF patients who are pursuing a journey of transformation.

    Dr. Satterwhite is an award-winning plastic surgeon who proudly serves the transgender community in San Francisco and beyond. He is a graduate of Stanford University’s medical school, and completed a distinguished residency in plastic surgery at the world-renowned Stanford Hospital.

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