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Facial Feminization for the Transgender Patient.

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Summary of "Facial Feminization for the Transgender Patient."

This article provides an overview of the key concepts and techniques of facial feminization surgery. The author reviews 20 years of experience with thousands of patients.

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Name: The Journal of craniofacial surgery
ISSN: 1536-3732
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