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Capitán & Simon

Welcome to Facial Team, "World-renowned specialists in Facial Feminization Surgery"

Our primary expertise is Facial Feminization Surgery

Cofounded and directed by Dr. Luis Capitán (Spain) and Dr. Daniel Simon (Brazil), the team has treated more than 600 transgender patients since initiating the specialization in 2008 in Marbella (Spain).  In 2010 Facial Team inaugurated a new facial feminization center in Sao Paulo (Brazil). The directors, both WPATH members, have been invited speakers on FFS at many scientific congresses, always seeking to implement technical advancements in the best interest of our patients.

In addition, we offer educational seminars on FFS, conduct post-op visits as well as initial evaluations for FFS (free of charge) in the following locations: London, Eastbourne & Manchester, Brussells, Milan, Berlin and Barcelona among other international cities.

Please visit the FACIAL TEAM YouTube channel to view patient testimonials as well as 3-D FFS surgery videos of surgical techniques :  Facial Team: FFS Specialists on YouTube


The positive feed-back that has been received from our satisfied patients reinforces our belief in providing superior patient services and exceptional surgical results as seen in our Before & After FFS Gallery.  We believe that every intervention should be personalized according to the individual´s needs and objectives, within a logical and medical perspective.  After a personal FFS evaluation and series of assessments, the Facial Team directors carefully consider the factors involved jointly with the patient´s realistic goals for facial feminization surgery.  Our FFS treatments are based on a combination of maxillofacial surgery (bone sculpture) and aesthetic surgery, with expert specialists in each area.

Total Support

We are proud of our experienced group of FFS professionals – nurses, coordinators and administrators – who are fully prepared to assist you in all aspects of your Facial Team experience. We are available to our patients 24-hours a day after surgery! Please see our list of Frequently Asked Questions which help our patients prepare for a Typical Stay in Marbella with FACIAL TEAM for facial feminization surgery.

It´s easy to feel like you are in touch with us, with chats available on Twitter, Facebook and Skype ( as well as Whatsapp for patients. Don´t forget to visit our FFS Blog for current tips and keep up to date with us on our social networks & FFS newsletter .

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The hospital


The hospital provides a safe, comfortable, healing and private environment for both inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures – an alternative to the traditional surgical experience.

HC Marbella International Hospital guarantees first class medical care in all specialties.

The services include:

  • Clinical analysis
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • Patient care
  • Consultations
  • Pharmacy
  • Day hospital
  • Oncology hospital
  • Ambulatory hospital
  • Medical hospitalization
  • Surgical hospitalization
  • Radiology
  • After care services
  • Department for reanimation
  • Department for diagnosis
  • Department for prevention

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Our Techniques
in 3D videos

3D-Lower Jaw Countouring
3D-Forehead Countouring
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  • I went back to the community to talk about my surgery: it was a dream come true! Although I am still resting, I love my forehead! The postop was super quiet, but I was a little stressed due to the anesthesia that gets to your head, but now "I''m back to normal" and I''m thrilled! So the difference in the pictures is even more surprising.

    I''m happy and I recommend Dr. Daniel to the ones who want and can afford... It´s worth millions!

    I''m going to now have GRS, since with my face I''m 100% satisfied. Kiss


  • My name is Marta and in February I decided to have FFS with Facial Team. On March 22nd, I had a trachea shave and rhinoplasty in the USP Hospital of Marbella.

    Everything went well

    The doctor´s visited me the day after surgery to see how I was, inform me of how the surgery went, and to release me from the hospital since everything was normal.

    I stayed in a nearby apartment-hotel, which was reserved for me by Facial Team, having been able to take advantage of the seasonal offer "9 free nights" included with my surgery.

    It was best to stay in an apartment, since it allowed me to relax better. Everyday, Ana called me to see how I was and if I needed anything. After 8 days, the sutures and the nasal splint were removed. I liked what I saw in that moment, although still swollen and bruised.

    It´s now been 20 days since my surgery and I no longer have any noticable bruising and the swelling has reduced considerably.

    Thank You´s....:

    • to Lilia for her patience in organizing dates and the hotels
    • to Ana for her support, before and after the surgery
    • to the surgeons for their eagerness to inform and explain, giving me assurance, and of course for the results.
    • especially to my mother, without her support and strength I wouldn´t be where I am today. Thank you Mom, I love you.


  • MarinaAna was lovely and chatty. A nice hospital nurse took me through (for preops) after a short wait.. she spoke less english than the previous nurses.. but we managed to talk to each other! On meetings: "a very dashing Dr Daniel Simon, who is lovely. We then went up to their main consulting offices and met Dr Kai, who is quite possibley the most suave surgeon you could ever imagine (and I''ve met a few in my line of work!).. but again... very nice. Also present was Louise, his patient manager... who was as glamorous as he was sauve - and also very straight talking, which very assuring." "...and they have wifi internet in the hospital!"


  • Dear Facial Team staff, as far as I am concerned the results have been amazing and much better than I ever would have expected.

    C.J. from U.K.

  • Hello .. My name is Ema Sofia. I had facial feminization surgery with Facial Team on September 28, 2010. And I''m very happy, not only with the results, but also with empathy and treme degree of humanity that the whole multidisciplinary team has shown me.It was an adventure from Portugal, alone, travelling 850 km in search of a dream, a goal to feel good about myself. I was nervous because I did not know what I would find, I felt alone in this process that is a radical transformation in how we present ourselves to the world. But I felt calm because the contacts made previously offered me comfort and a great organization demonstrated by Dr Daniel and Ana González. I must say that I never felt alone in those 11 days I spent in Marbella. I was facilitated a phone with all the contacts of the team ... I had pre and post operative, almost every day and the soothing voice of Ana whenever I needed something. The surgery, which lasted seven hours, could have left great pain or discomfort, but the joy was so great that all the fear and anguish dissipated. I spent two days at the USP Hospital de Marbella, and I lacked nothing. Attentive staff and a well equipped suite. What pleased me a lot and helped me with a quick recovery was the mask used during hospitalization. Everything went so well that two days after discharge from hospital I went to drive my car to the hotel without any problem, even Dr. Luis was concerned about this show of my attitude. After 5 days postoperatively, I was able to chew food with some discomfort, but it slowly went to it´s site. I will never forget this team because they attended the rebirth ... I went to my family after those 11 days and I know they shared my joy with me. It pained me to leave, say goodbye to them, but that''s life, they did their part and I had to embrace my new life with a high well-being and self-esteem that I never had in 37 years. I waited almost three months to feel prepared to write this testimony. Thank you, Dr. Daniel Simon, Dr. Louis Capitan, Dr. Kaye, Ana González, nurse Milagros, and the entire multidisciplinary staff that welcomed me. A kiss. Figueira da Foz, 15 December 17.12.2010


    Ema, Portugal

  • Nadia from Spain The attention I received was great. I arrived with so many fears and doubts but the doctors helped me resolve these with no problem. The expectations were realistic and the results were as hoped: to be able to pass unperceived in society and more importantly, to be able to see the face I have always wanted, natural looking. Up to today, now a year later, my face has been feminized and this has helped my self-esteem in overcoming fears that used to make me feel so horrible, especially feeling judged unfairly by others. I just want to say THANK YOU for being such a great humane team, for the attention received by Dr. Simon and Dr. Capitán, their sensitivity and vast knowlege in the field of FFS. Most importantly, for making my dream a reality. I will never forget you. Thanks so much to everyone at Facial Team.

    Nadia, Spain

  • My name is Mónica and I have been interested in having facial feminization surgery for a long time. I did not know where to go and I was even thinking to go to the USA, but searching on the internet I found Dr. Capitán and Dr. Simon. I got in touch with them and from the very beginning I felt that they cared about me. I scheduled my first appointment and they answered all my doubts, so I decided to have my surgery done with them. The result is perfect. I felt in good hands and when I arrived in Marbella, I always had a patient coordinator to whom I could call at any time for any doubt. The day of the surgery was perfect and when the surgery was finished I did not feel pain; that was really important for me. Now, seven months after surgery, my face is the same but more feminine. I no longer have the “masculine look” and I feel more self confident. What a pleasure to go around without sunglasses. The scar is invisible and that is only achievable when the surgeons are very good. This is my experience. Sometimes we think that we can find the best in other countries but it is not true. Here, in my opinion, we have the best doctors to help us to become happier and to face the world with looks in relation to our female mind. Many thanks Dr. Luis Capitán and Dr. Daniel Simon!

    Monica Cobos, Spain

  • Highly scpecialized specialist who give you a realistic idea of what to expect. Friendly staff.

    From Denmark

  • My name is Alessandra, from Italy. I underwent to bimaxillary orthognatic surgery, chinplasty and lower jaw recontouring. I want to say that my experience was wonderful: perfect organization and, thanks to Lilia, a careful assistance from the arrival to the departure! She gave me a Clinic mobile phone and she was always available at my needs, both with suggestion and support. I found in Dr. Simon a very empathetic and understanding surgeon, as well as technical and aesthetically qualified and accomplished. Immediatly I felt to be on the same wavelenght with both the doctors of the Clinic, Dr. Simon and Dr. Captain, and it’s very important to find the right feeling and self confidence in a major surgery like this. The USP hospital it’s a very modern medical facility, with the best level of assistance. Finally it’s worth to say that Marbella it’a a very famous and nice tourist resort, very beautiful in every season. So I’m very proud to recommend this Clinic to all the person that wish to have an excellent surgery, understanding surgeon in the process to find the most suitable procedure, and, not to mention, at the fair price!”


  • Elaine PowerI am a transgendered woman who has lived as female since 1995. I have had a number of plastic surgery procedures over the years: Nose, Tummy Tuck and my Boobs but my problem was I just could not pass 100% as a woman, a problem a lot of women like myself have-- its awful looking in the mirror and seeing a male face looking back I started reading about Facial Feminisation surgery on the Internet and looking at the procedures that could be done and the after results of women who had FFS done. I knew I needed this surgery but who and where could I have it done ?? I started doing my research in depth and found a Doctor called Dr Daniel Simon in Spain. I emailed the clinic and got an fast and professional response asking me to send them my Pictures. I was informed and please to here that they could help me. I booked my flight and hotel, all with the help of the Clinic, and from the moment I arrived in Marbella to the moment I left I was treated with respect and great care. This Clinic, in a word, is fantastic. It´s so professional, second to none in my book. The surgery was done and I can only say my life has changed, I pass now in the street. No longer do I receive funny looks "is it or isn''t a woman??" kind of thing. I would strongly recommend FFS in Spain. I am now a happy contented woman, the thing in my life I have always wished for and it was Dr Simon and Dr Captain in Marbella who made my wish come true. Thank you again, you are both great guys. You really do change lives and I will be forever grateful to the team for every thing you did for me in Spain. I have never been as happy in my life than I am at present.

    Elaine Power

  • Kay Bear KossI was surprised that I wasnt more black and blue for the presentation in London (only 10 days postop).. most people refused to believe I had undergone such extensive surgery so recently! There has been no discoloration visible since I left and the swelling in the nose and chin has been dropping very fast! The talk about transgender identities at the conference was packed- more attendees than any other talk at the conference, with very good feedback. There were people who broke down (emotionally) in front of some of the exhibits and we have photographs of others who were praying -- so very powerful stuff. Thank you again for your amazing compassion and attention. x K


    Kay B.

  • Andressa BarbieI am very happy to have performed surgery ffs facial, I wish you guys all the best.I''m sure your union and Dr. Capitan is already a success and for sure you guys will have a bright future. You were always clear and honest with me. Anna, I have a very sweet spot, Lilia although I didn´t have the pleasure of knowing her in person, for sure the best person. You guys are a team score of 10, caring always. Count on me to collaborate with the growth of Facial Team .. also wanted to say that in Italy all my friends know me as andressa barbie

    Andressa Barbie

  • CandanceEn resumo minha visita en Marbella como un cambio de vida, agora mismo nao tinho mas medio de sair na rua, esto muito feliz e agradeço a toda equipe da Facial Team. Obrigada! "os responsaveis por mdar a minha vida! pra muito melhor! muito obrigada"



  • Facial Team are brilliant surgeons and the standard or care is very high. I am delighted with the results of my surgery. Dr. Daniel Simon and Dr. Luis Capitán and Dr. Kai have made my dreams come true. Thank you and thank you to Lilia and Ana of the Facial Team who were so kind and attentive at all times.



  • The experience was very positive. All the staff and doctors were very kind, supportive and responsive to all my needs. Everything was explained to me and I felt greatly encouraged that I made the correct decision to have the surgery and have it with the Facial Team. The doctors worked as a team and were enthusiastic about outcomes and progress. This inspired confidence. My new face is one I can be proud of. It is everything I expected it to be. It is not one I need to hide anymore.


  • One month after surgery and I have a totally natural looking face with no bruising and no visible scarring or swelling. My GP did not believe that I had undergone surgery until I showed him my pre-surgery X-ray that allowed him to appreciate the significant reshaping that had been achieved on my brow and nose. The only after effect of the operation were headaches which faded away after about three weeks. Now, after a lifetime of being troubled by my appearance, when I look in the mirror I no longer see a male face looking back. Instead i see myself and I am happy with what I see. Facial Team, you are fantastic. thank you! :) x

    Jane Doe, Australia

  • Weeks after surgery: My swelling continues to go down and feeling is returning to my nose and bottom lip so all is progressing well. I have been walking around in Paris feeling very confident and I like seeing my new face when I catch my reflection in the shop mirrors. It is also lovely being called 'Madame' all the time.

    Months after surgery: You inevitably judge the success of an operation like this in the way other people react to you and the doctors appear to have struck the right balance between feminization and retaining the character of my face. ​...

    1-year postop Skype consultation: Seeing you again reminded us once more of the genuine enthusiasm you both have for your work and the dedication you show to your patients. You're also great ambassadors for the kind nature we have experienced from the Spanish people wherever we travelled.


  • I have just returned from My FFS surgery, healing going well. The amazing outcome is that people just ask , what happened, have you had an accident or something? not one person has challenged my womanhood, and those I have told are amazed. Such a good result Facial Team. Thanks to the surgeons Dr Luis Capitan, Dr Daniel Simon, Dr Raul Bellinga and Dr Merlot and all their teams my life changing experience has already commenced.
    The after care from the staff at High Care Hospital and the Facial team is immense, nothing is to much to do/change/organise and the warm and loving sanctuary at Jenny's nest just tops it all.
    I have returned knowing I will not be challenged in who I am anymore, with such confidence, I even challenged the border security when the bio recognition scanner did not let me through, told them just what they could do with that!

    Hannah Earl

Virtual FFS

This innovative approach, applied for the first time by FACIAL TEAM to the FFS consultation, will help patients to understand the changes which may be produced with bone sculpture

**Please note that virtual results have limitations and may differ from actual results

During your personal consultation with the surgeon, the virtual** FFS Specialist, Alexandra Hamer, will modify various photos right before your eyes so you may envision the potential results of your feminisation in different angles.

In addition to the digitalised results, Alexandra also provides her expert opinion, completely independent from the surgeons.

This comprehensive approach to the consultation gives patients a better perspective of their own treatment

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Frontal female

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free evaluation

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To receive an evaluation by email or post, we will need the following:

  • Tips on taking FFS photos

    • Don’t hold the camera yourself and try not to use mirrors.
    • Keep the camera at least 6 feet (2 metres) away from your face.
    • Camera Angle: The camera should be at eye level. Try to keep your head and gaze horizontal
    • The pictures should be well lit and in focus, but not in direct sunlight.
    • Keep a blank expression, without a smile.
    • It is best to turn your whole body to get the different angles rather than just turning your head.
    • Keep your hair tied back so your cheeks and forehead are revealed
    • Picture Size. Up to 1 MB is sufficient
    • Try to have a blank and neutral color background
    • Don’t wear glasses.
    • It’s fine to wear light make-up, but avoid heavy eyeliner or eye-shadows.

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1. PHOTOS - We require 3 photos with your hair pulled back (frontal, profile, and lateral 45 degree angle, as in the examples attached. Please view more tips on taking photos at the top of the form. Thank you!

Optional VIDEO AND X-RAYS In order to provide a more accurate evaluation that considers your facial dynamics, it would also be useful, if possible, to send us a short video showing normal facial expressions (smiling, talking, laughing) and any cranial or dental X-rays that may help with diagnosis.

2. Describe what you want to change or the features you are uncomfortable with. It is also important to list any previous facial treatments, head injuries and significant health conditions in the box to the left.

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During your 30 – 40 minute meeting, the doctors will discuss your case at length and address any doubts in detail. We offer our honest opinion, from a clinical and aesthetic perspective. However, the patient´s requirements and objectives are also a very important consideration.
Don´t forget to bring a list of questions with you!
Your health and realistic goals are our main concern when carefully considering your case. An exhaustive evaluation is the secret to providing you with a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs. Our competitive prices are tailored to each patient, taking into account the special offers and discounts currently available. Therefore, it is our policy not to publish prices, as each case study and individual agreement is unique.
Contact us for “example” costs and information on the most recent special offers.

Our Center In Marbella

We welcome you to meet our surgeons and staff in Marbella, Spain and see the installations any time of year. Please contact us to make an appointment. Alternatively, the directors travel frequently to many cities worldwide, providing seminars and free private consultations.

October  2014
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  • Congreso de la European Academy of Facial plastic surgery. PALMA DE MALLORCA
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 6 October, 2014 - 12:00 am
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  • Congreso de la European Academy of Facial plastic surgery. PALMA DE MALLORCA
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    Ends: 6 October, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Free Informtional Seminars by Appointment
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: 4 October, 2014 - 12:00 am
    Location: ACON, 414 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW, Australia
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  • MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Free Informational Seminars by appointment
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Our doctors may also meet you regularly in the following cities, by appointment. If you have a group in your area, contact us to see if a local consultation may be organised.

Dates and locations are subject to change without notice. Please reconfirm in advance.


  • Marbella (Spain): every month by appointment
  • Sao Paulo (Brazil): Entre em FACEBOOK para agendar seu horário. Email:
  • SPRING 2015. – New York, PARIS & GHENT 



First let us thank you for contacting our team.

Our main goal in Facial Feminization Surgery is to obtain optimal results through meticulous planning of each case, focusing on the most essential procedures for you.

Every patient, regardless of gender, has a distinct facial structure. Therefore, we create personalized treatment plans according to the needs and personal objectives of individual.

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