SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Jordan Deschamps-Braly, a world-renowned surgeon and expert in the emerging field of facial gender confirmation surgery, also known as facial feminization surgery (FFS), is pioneering groundbreaking methods that are shaping the face of the transgender surgery landscape. Trained as a plastic surgeon, craniofacial surgeon, and orthognathic surgeon for adults and children, Deschamps-Braly is uniquely skilled, with an extensive understanding of facial aesthetics. To highlight his groundbreaking work in this field, Deschamps-Braly will be in New York in late April to speak at the annual meeting of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) to share his knowledge on FFS and the latest breakthroughs in this specialized field.
Deschamps-Braly’s expertise in facial gender confirmation surgery was recently highlighted in The New Yorker. This long form piece revealed fascinating details on Deschamps-Braly’s impressive surgical career and pulls the curtain back on the journey of one of his patients, Abby Stewart, in a literal and figurative sense. Abby’s experience going through facial feminization surgery with Deschamps-Braly is documented, with details about how the surgery gave her the facial features she desired and ultimately changed her life.
“Patients who undergo facial feminization surgery often feel an almost immediate relief,” said Deschamps-Braly. “When the plaster and bandages come off a week after surgery, that’s when they begin to recognize their new face. It’s really a remarkable and life-changing operation that brings much relief to those who felt their true gender has not matched their outward appearance.”
Dr. Deschamps-Braly’s training in both general plastic surgery and craniofacial and orthognathic (jaw) surgery provides the unique skill set for the challenges of facial feminization surgery. This complex surgery requires the keen eye of an artist, an understanding of the science of male vs. female faces, and a sensitive appreciation of facial aesthetic harmony. Given his unparalleled experience performing innovative facial surgeries, Deschamps-Braly is sought out by patients from all over the world for his incredible expertise and performs FFS on a weekly basis.
His procedures include skeletal surgery of the forehead, jaw and cheekbones, in addition to plastic surgery. While FFS accounts for around 95 percent of all facial gender surgeries, Deschamps-Braly performed the world’s first complete female-to-male (FTM) facial masculinization surgery, which included inventing a surgical technique for augmenting the Adam’s apple to give it a more masculine profile and appearance. Following this groundbreaking work, Deschamps-Braly is now considered the foremost expert in FTM facial confirmation surgery.
Facial gender surgery requires a unique and precise skillset that spans beyond general plastic surgery, such as craniofacial and orthognathic surgery to reconstruct elements of the face, including the forehead and jaw. According to a recent Johns Hopkins study on the rise of transgender surgeries, there are many medical professionals over-selling their abilities to perform this surgery to meet this increasing demand. As a result, Dr. Deschamps-Braly performs a significant number of revision FFS procedures to correct a previous plastic surgeon’s work.
Based in San Francisco, Dr. Jordan Deschamps-Braly is a U.S. board-certified plastic surgeon. His expertise also encompasses orthognathic and craniofacial surgery as well as specialized facial gender confirmation training in Paris, Zurich and the U.S. Learn more about his work on his website.
About Dr. Jordan Deschamps-Braly
Trained as a plastic surgeon, craniofacial surgeon, and orthognathic surgeon, Dr. Deschamps-Braly is skilled in a wide range of plastic surgery procedures. His unparalleled experience performing innovative facial surgeries makes him uniquely skilled in this field, with an extensive understanding of facial aesthetics. This knowledge and expertise allows for a wider range of techniques to address various issues, whether it is rejuvenating an aging face to a more youthful aesthetic, transforming a man or woman’s face to their preferred gender, or restoring the face of a child with a congenital deformity. Based in San Francisco, Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a U.S. board-certified plastic surgeon, having trained in Paris, Zurich and the U.S.
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