how to change your face to look more masculine

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Your face is probably the first feature that people notice. In addition to your perceived attractiveness, your face and facial features may be the most important part that shows the difference between men and women.

Like many other traits, from height to body, facial features differ between women and men as well. The differences between masculine and feminine faces come down to complex multivariate vectors, but features like brow prominence, chin size, and lip thickness play a big part.

For example, when we say a masculine face, we may think of Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, or George Clooney. When we say feminine, we can show the likes of Miranda Kerr, Christina Aguilera, or Kylie Jenner.

How do you get a more masculine face if you don’t have the genetics?

From first impressions to sometimes finding work and flirting… Not only is masculinity a matter of personal aesthetic preference, but according to “The Telegraph” women seeking a long-term relationship are subconsciously more attracted to male facial features that balance the masculine with the feminine.

I want to answer your questions about the importance of a masculine face and what I can do to create a more masculine face.

First of all, I would like to talk about the difference between masculine and feminine faces.

Compared to feminine faces, men classically have more prominent and angular facial features. Testosterone is the driving force behind masculine facial features. Genetics also influence the way a person’s facial bone structure develops. On the other hand, feminine faces tend to have softer, rounder contours. Their chins are also typically smaller with a softer jawline that comes to the shape of a V.

The bony structures of the face differ between the sexes. Subtle differences of the forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and jawline work together to cue the world to view a face as masculine or feminine.

Why do people tend to like masculine faces?

An article published in 2017 by Iris Holzleitner, a postdoc at Glasgow University, held one of the most comprehensive studies of how women differ in their preferences for male masculinity according to circumstance. (Ref: Does Masculinity Matter? The Contribution of Masculine Face Shape to Male Attractiveness in Humans)

For the study, 500 women were recruited. These women rated the attractiveness of a set of male faces that had been manipulated to appear more feminine or more masculine. Like I said before, masculine faces tend to have a more robust jaw, narrowed eyes and lips, and a wider nose. In many research studies, volunteers are only asked to compare one feminized with one masculinized face; in Holzleitner’s study, volunteers individually rated faces of varying degrees of masculinity.

Holzleitner found that, generally, women most preferred male faces that were moderately masculine. Very masculine or feminine faces were less appealing. However, the degree of masculinity a woman preferred in a man’s face depended somewhat on her characteristics.

Also, researchers working from an evolutionary perspective have suggested women may express greater preferences for masculine faces when they reside in environments with higher pathogens because facial masculinity is an important clue to a man’s health, genetic quality, and immunocompetence…

Can I make my face more masculine?

Yes! Absolutely. Whether it involves structural changes to your facial bones or soft tissue changes to your eyes, nose, or lips, there are many surgical techniques available in plastic surgery to enhance your face shape. These surgical procedures are highly personalised to each patient.

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Noses: What is the perfect male nose?

I have to tell you that male noses are usually larger and pretty more prominent than female noses. The nasal bases are typically wider and the nasal bridge is usually straight or arched. A report from CBS News shows that Jude Law, Ben Affleck, and Josh Duhamel inspire the most male rhinoplasty requests. If you are after a more masculine nose, you can consider rhinoplasty and my one of a kind HD Rhinoplasty.

Lips: Are there any differences?

Of course, female lips are lusher and more full than male lips. Generally, male lips are typically thin. I must also say that female lips are so much closer to the nose comparing to male lips. Men agreed Ashton Kutcher had the most desirable lips, followed by Viggo Mortensen and Brad Pitt.


Cheeks can be an important feature when talking about masculine and feminine faces. Female cheeks contain more fat deposits which give them a rounder, fuller look than male cheeks. Male cheeks are usually sharper and angular. I think cheek augmentation or a facelift can give you the look you want!


I must imply that the chin tends to be another strong gender indicator. Male chins have a more square and angular appearance than female chins. The jawbone is also heavier and wider. Chin augmentation using implants, fat transfer, or dermal fillers can also create the desired face shape.


The forehead does have noticeable differences between genders. Male foreheads tend to be larger since they are wider and higher. Thanks to the shape of the underlying frontal bone, male foreheads have a slope to them, whereas female foreheads are usually vertical. After examining your facial features I can use a facelift procedure.

I can perform separate operations for different and specific areas on your face, as well as perform a larger process with facial masculinisation surgery. I must also say that I also perform facial masculinization surgery for females who may wish to look like a male. For FMS, the below procedures are feasible as a part of facial masculinisation surgery:

  • Bone implant placement beneath the eyebrows to achieve a more prominent forehead bone.
  • Hair transplantation to widen the eyebrows
  • Fat transfer above the eye to achieve fullness
  • Nose reshaping
  • Cheek fat and bone reduction
  • Lip reduction
  • Jaw implant placement to achieve a stronger jaw appearance.

My goal is to sculpt facial features that match your aesthetic goals. I believe that face shape, symmetry, and proportions play a role in shaping a harmonious face. As an experienced doctor with knowledge of the latest facial reconstructive techniques, I will help to bring your vision of the ideal face to life.

Useful links:

Facial Masculinization Surgery and its Role in the Treatment of Gender Dysphoria

About Nazmi Baycin

Dr. Nazmi Baycin is board certified specialist of plastic and reconstructive surgery. During the residency period, he practiced on hand surgery, microsurgery, and maxillofacial surgery. Since 1999, he conducted up to 40 scientific research studies that were published in most reputable international journals. He carried out more than 7.000 major surgeries as head plastic surgeon in his 20 years of career. Working on key areas include all procedures in field of cosmetic surgery. New surgical techniques on breast and genital surgery designed by Dr. Nazmi Baycin had been a subject of many international lectures.

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