What Are The Common Face Shapes?


Faces come in all different shapes and sizes, from round to oval, square and heart-shaped. But some specific facial shapes are considered more feminine than others. If you are not happy with the overall shape of your face or specific facial features, there is treatment available. This article will explain the most common shapes of faces and provide treatment information for those looking for a more feminine appearance.


Common Face Shapes

There are eight common face shapes, which include:


The facial characteristics of a round face include the cheeks, forehead and chin all having a full, round, soft appearance.


The signature triangle shaped face is a wide forehead with a smaller jawline and chin.


A rectangular face tends to be long with the forehead being the same shape as the lower part of the face.

Inverted Triangle

Similar to the heart-shaped face and triangle face, this particular face is wide at the forehead and narrow at the chin. However the difference is the chin tends to be more pointy with an inverted triangle face. The hairline on an inverted triangle face is often straight across or slightly rounded.


A square face means the width of the face is often the same as the length of the face. These faces typically have a prominent jaw line.


Diamond shaped faces tend to have wide cheekbones with a smaller forehead and jaw.


Someone with a heart-shaped face will have a wide forehead and a narrow chin. Because of this difference in width, the chin is typically what people notice on someone with this face shape.


With an oval face, the face tends to be longer than it is wide.

Get the Face You Want with Facial Feminization Surgery

Facial Feminization Surgery, also known as FFS, is a series of procedures that make cosmetic modifications to your facial appearance. The purpose of FFS is to sculpt masculine facial features into a feminine shape. It’s commonly used by transgender women, non-binary individuals, and also cisgender women.

Patients who receive FFS procedures can feel empowered and have increased confidence as a result of feeling more at home in their skin and with their facial appearance.

Facial Feminization Procedure Options

What is Done in Facial Feminization Surgery?

There are several areas that can be sculpted in Facial Feminization Surgery. The below are a few examples of the areas that can be targeted to achieve a more naturally feminine appearance:

  • Adam’s Apple Reduction (Tracheal Shave)
  • Brow Lift (Browplasty)
  • Cheek Enhancement (Augmentation & Reduction)
  • Chin Recontouring (Genioplasty)
  • Feminizing Earlobe Reduction
  • Forehead Reduction and Contouring Surgery
  • Hairline Lowering Surgery
  • Jaw Contouring (Reshaping or Tapering)
  • Lip Lift and Lip Filling
  • Rhinoplasty (Nasal Surgery)

To learn more about how FFS procedures can help give you a more feminine face shape, contact us.

Facial Feminization Surgery with Dr. Bastidas

Dr. Bastidas is a leading surgeon of Facial Feminization Surgery in NYC and has been performing FFS procedures for more than a decade. He is an active member of the Center for Transgender Care at Northwell Health and incorporates the latest 3D virtual planning technology into every procedure. Dr. Bastidas is also a board-certified plastic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in craniofacial surgery and the Director of the Advanced Facial Trauma and Reconstruction Program at North Shore, Manhasset.

His years of experience result in a multi-disciplinary approach with an aesthetically pleasing feminine appearance that looks natural.

For facial feminization surgery, call Dr. Nicholas Bastidas.

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