Taking Steps Toward Yourself

Dr. Joel Beck is a highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon who is proud to assist his courageous patients in every aspect of altering the face and body to reflect their true identity in the most beautiful way. This very personal transitional journey is exciting and possibly frightening — but also full of hope and promise. 

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Dr. Beck: Your Facial Feminization Surgeon

It’s of the utmost importance that facial feminization surgeries are performed only by an experienced facial plastic surgeon with an extensive record of working closely with the transgender community. Dr. Beck is known for his truly stunning results in facial feminization in Charlotte, NC and treats every patient with the care, kindness, and compassion they deserve. His strong focus on face feminization has helped his artistic and individualized technique for these procedures.

The team is absolutely phenomenal. Everyone working there clearly cares about the work they do and the happiness of the patients. My experience was great and Dr. Beck is clearly very experienced at his work and did a great job for me. I am transgender and felt that he truly values his contributions to that community. I could tell that he was almost as happy about being able to help me have the body that I could finally be comfortable in as I was to get it. I am very happy with the surgery results and would recommend him to anyone else looking for surgery.

Kai N.

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Why Choose Dr. Beck?

Bringing integrity, artistry, and passion to every procedure he performs, Dr. Joel Beck celebrates the diversity of beauty and is the ideal choice for transgender individuals seeking an honest, down-to-earth, caring, trustworthy practitioner.

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Your Journey

When you’re on a journey to transitioning, it’s of critical importance to know that your surgeon will be there for you every step of the way. Not only is Dr. Beck here to guide you during your journey; his entire team is as well.

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Nothing speaks the truth louder than what patients have to say. We invite you to read what those who have worked with Dr. Beck have to say about their procedure, results, experience, and improvement.

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How is Facial Feminization Performed?

The array of facial feminization procedures that each individual patient will need to achieve their vision varies. However, these procedures may include:

Cheek Feminization

To achieve a more feminine facial appearance, some patients may need to alter the cheek structure so that it’s softer and creates a naturally feminine, heart-shaped contour. To achieve this may require adding fullness or reshaping the facial structure to address any of the harsher aspects of the male face. Every cheek feminization procedure is customized for the unique facial structure of the patient and may involve the use of cheek implants or facial fat grafting. 

Chin Reduction

The female face has a smaller, more refined chin structure. For a more delicate facial appearance, chin reduction surgery may be one aspect of your journey towards a more feminine facial appearance. This procedure can reduce chin projection and size, create a rounder and softer look, and lengthen the vertical dimension. A range of shapes can be created based on what will achieve the most feminine appearance for your unique facial structure.


The shape and contour of the forehead is a subtle gender signal — and for MTF patients, it’s often important to create a more feminine, smoother brow with a customized surgical procedure. The male face typically has a more prominent brow bone than the female face, and this bone often projects outwards. The boney ridge above the eyes can be reduced to significantly soften the facial structure. Every patient is unique, and Dr. Beck will work closely with you to help you achieve a truly feminine appearance based upon what will achieve the best-looking and most natural result.


Nature gives the male body a larger nose in many cases, and reshaping it may be a necessary procedure in full facial feminization. A nose reshaping procedure, or rhinoplasty, can make a smaller, more appealing nose structure and reduce nostril size while also addressing issues such as humps on the bridge or other aspects that appear less female. In performing this procedure, it’s vital that the entire facial structure is analyzed so the result is the perfect enhancement.

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Tracheal Reduction

A tracheal reduction, or tracheal shave, is a procedure to smooth the throat area so the Adam’s apple is removed. An Adam’s apple is strictly masculine, so for most MTF patients this procedure is an important one. Having a smooth, feminine neck will help you feel confident in a fully feminized look — finally free from this particularly masculine feature. 

Jaw Reduction

In facial feminization, jaw reduction may be a necessary procedure to create a softer, more refined appearance. The lower facial contour can be altered and contoured to create a natural-looking feminine look that enhances the entire face and delivers an overall more delicate appearance. 

Eyelid Surgery

You may want to enhance your eyes so that they’re more open, feminine, and inviting. Eyelid surgery can resolve a range of cosmetic issues including hooded dyes, saggy upper eyelids, puffiness beneath the eyes, under-eye bags, and fine lines for a smoother, fresher look that reflects your true nature in the best possible way.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting can plump up various areas of the face with your own fat for a very natural-looking adjustment. This can be done in conjunction with facial implants or as a standalone procedure. Nothing is softer and more organic in appearance than natural fat used to plump cheeks or other parts of the face.


For MTF facial feminization, some patients will require a custom facelift to smooth and firm the facial structure, remove excess hanging skin and tissue, and leave the face looking younger, fresher, and exceptionally feminine in appearance. 

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TG Hair Restoration

The transition from MTF may include resolving thinning or balding areas. Our approach to this vital aspect of feminization is to use a revolutionary system called NeoGraft®. This system allows Dr. Beck to harvest single hair follicles from the back of the head and transplant them into the thinning area, where they can flourish and fill in missing hair. The procedure is far easier to tolerate than traditional hair transplant procedures, where a strip of your scalp is removed from which to extract follicles. The tiny injury created by this individual extraction method heals quickly, and there are no scalpels, sutures, or scars.

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What is the Cost of Facial Feminization?

The cost of facial feminization can vary depending on which procedures are recommended for the individual. To schedule a consultation for one of the top MTF surgeries Charlotte, NC has to offer and learn more about pricing, we invite you to contact us today.

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Facial Feminization at Beck Aesthetic Surgery

To achieve superior MTF results requires the highest level of surgical skill, a great depth of understanding and knowledge in TG surgery, and an artistic eye for the details. This can be found in Dr. Joel Beck, a board-certified transgender surgeon who has over two decades of experience. Imagine showing the world the way you feel on the inside: representing your true self in a body that finally feels like it’s yours. This is the mission of Dr. Beck. Offering a place to go to be heard and listened to, Beck Aesthetic Surgery provides a warm, professional environment and a team that is honest and genuine. If you’re ready to take your next steps with facial feminization, we encourage you to schedule a consultation for one of the best procedures of facial feminization Charlotte, NC has to offer.

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Gender Confirmation FAQ

What is the minimum age requirement for gender confirmation surgery?

Can gender confirmation surgery be reversed later on?

Can facial feminization surgery be performed in stages?

What is the minimum age requirement for gender confirmation surgery?

Patients must be 18 years or older for gender confirmation surgery.

Can gender confirmation surgery be reversed later on?

Gender confirmation surgery involves irreversible changes to the body. While it is technically possible to attempt to reverse some aspects, such as removing breast implants or reversing a vaginoplasty, these procedures can be complex, costly, and may not always be successful.

Can facial feminization surgery be performed in stages?

Many patients choose to have FFS procedures done over a period of time rather than all at once, due to the complexity and cost of the procedures. By breaking up the procedures into stages, patients can also allow for proper healing and recovery time in between surgeries.

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