The before & after gallery
Capitán & Simon
Welcome to Facial Team, "World Leader in 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.
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 (facial.team) 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 .
FACIAL TEAM FACILITIES
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
- Day hospital
- Oncology hospital
- Ambulatory hospital
- Medical hospitalization
- Surgical hospitalization
- After care services
- Department for reanimation
- Department for diagnosis
- Department for prevention
For more information: www.marbellahighcare.com
Clinical Research & Scientific Articles
Scientific Research & Conferences
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.
- 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.
Ana 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
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.
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.
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!”
I 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.
I 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
I 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
En 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!
3 Months postop: Yes I have to say I am feeling very happy at the moment, which is testimony to the great work you do. Regarding my treatment I am generally very happy with how things are settling down. I am happy with the way my scars are healing/disappearing from my lip lift and tracheal shave and happy with the hair growth I am seeing from my implants. The scar from the hairline incision seems to be healing well although I do feel some very small bumps and wonder sometimes if I have 'ingrowing hair' or something, but whenever I ask a friend or relative to inspect they cannot see so it's nothing too concerning I think. I do massage my hairline often.
I was a little shocked initially when the initial scabbing and hair fell out from the transplants to see that my hairline at the temples had been moved further back than I expected, I presume because of the skin
removed to facilitate the operation. I was told that my hairline would be moved back because of the type of surgery I was having and I suppose I would have been a little shocked in any case, but as I appear to have good hair growth now that feeling of shock has subsided.
I am regaining sensation in my forehead (and can make most expressions now ) and in the top of my head but not fully, although I realise this takes several months.
Sending my heartfelt feelings of joy to you all at FacialTeam & wishing you happiness and success.
I´m so happy with the results, thank you! It gives you a large confidence boost, I feel. Things just seem easier. I didn´t have high expectations, I didn´t want to feel it wasn´t enough, but I´m so glad I did it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for inviting me to come with you on the consutation days. Its been amazing speaking to people, sharing my story of what its like in Marbella.
Yes its a long way to go but these guys are in my opinion the best at what they do. I am just on 3 weeks post op after frontal bone contouring and some work they did on a protruding frontal thickening on the left frontal hemisphere (skull injury from a car accident) that I have lived with since I was 17.I also had an upper and lower blepharoplasty repairing the loose soft tissue around my eyes, an upper lip lift and dermal hair transplant all in the same session. I am recovering really well and am continually amazed at the results and quick reduction in swelling. Even some of the feeling has returned sooner then I expected.
The team were great and super friendly and supportive. I stayed with Jenny who has an apartment in old Marbella near Orange Square and she can offer you the same service. The apartment is great and in an awesome location about 15 minutes taxi ride to High Care Hospital which has the nicest hospital grounds I have ever seen. Overall my whole experience here has been second to none and I know I made the right choice for me and I want to pass on this information to you on our growing list of great surgery options.
While I was here I got to meet Dr Preecha who was visiting from Thailand to see how they do things here. Earlier this year the team presented their world leading techniques at the WPATH Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand as well as have conducted similar free seminars in the UK at Sparkle – The National Transgender Celebration and the Transliving Mag Int Eastbourne events as well for Acceptess Transgenres in AIDES – Paris 8. The teams aim is to raise global awareness of standards of treatment and care for transgender patients seeking Facial Feminisation Surgery.
I just wanted to say one more thank you to everyone at Facial Team for such a magical experience EmojiEmoji I can't imagine it having been any better and would give you all 5***** and 10/10! I was very sad to be saying goodbye to everyone and really felt it on Thursday morning when I got up to see Dr Kaye, walking out of Skol and down the high street for the last time. It has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I have only happy memories of Marbella. I'm sure we will all meet again in the future before too long, I can't resist coming back at some point - this time I will remember to bring a 1/2 empty suitcase though as it only juuust closed with all the clothes I've bought ;)
The surgery you performed on me was a long time coming and was well worth the wait. I can also talk with authority now as I have had the surgery myself and not just talking from experience of working with girls from around the world and seeing the surgeries being performed. You have given me life and encouragement and there are really no words to describe my feelings for what you have done. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you. My forehead looks wonderful as does my nose and chin. SO please tell Dr. Thiago thank you as well.Also choose your doctors with a lot of careful planning as we have with Facial Team. Myself, GSTG Health Care, Transgender Counseling and Resource Group Highly recommends Dr. Daniel Simon and Dr. Luis Capitán with Facial Team as they are on the cutting edge and what we consider to be the very “Best Surgeons” for Facial Feminization in the world! For myself, Transgender Counseling and Resource Group, GSTG Health Care, and to so many others the very best surgeon's for FFS anywhere in the world
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The assessment was free and informative and also a great feature they have is Alex from Virtual ffs sits in and can show you the proposed changes in real time which is amazing.
I was considering other surgeons but in the end my gut was saying Facial Team. So I saw them again 3 months later to make sure I was happy before making my final decision to go with them.
Facial team are very professional but are so warm and friendly at the same time. They made sure I was happy for the two weeks I needed to be here and even gave me a Spanish mobile so I could contact them as and when I needed. This didn’t happen.
Another person who was hugely important to my stay in Marbella is Jenny Bowman of the Hidden Woman.
Even though I couldn’t stay with her at Jenny's Nest as she was already full with other patients, she still found time to spend with me getting me out of my apartment and enjoying my time here rather than locked away in my apartment.
I even felt confident enough to go out with black eyes and no make up.
Some results you will notice straight away such as your forehead. It’s amazing to see it so nice, smooth and totally spherically on all planes.
So here we are present day returning to London as a new woman, feeling great and ready to take on the world and a career change. I was confident before my FFS but I’m going to own it now.
Finally I would like to say there is no right or wrong way for one to transition, as in order of surgeries. We all need to do what is right for us. Some will do FFS first, I have also met people who had SRS first. But of key importance to social integration and acceptance, in my view, is through our facial features which identify our gender at a glance.
Which is why FFS is so important to us, thank you Facial Team!
This is my story of transition and I hope it can help others and give them confidence to do what I have done.
Live the dream, don’t just dream it.
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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EMAIL & VIDEOCONFERENCE CONSULTATIONS
To receive an evaluation by email or post, we will need the following:
- 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.
CALENDAR (free of charge)
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.
Do you have other questions? Please contact Lilia at email@example.com
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.
UPCOMING CONSULTATIONS 2015
- Sao Paulo (Brazil): Entre em FACEBOOK para agendar seu horário. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Marbella (Spain): every month by appointment
- 4 DECEMBER 2014, MILAN – DR. SIMON & VIRTUAL FFS
- 4 DEC. 2014, BARCELONA – DR. CAPITÁN
- 13 FEBRUARY , LONDON – DR. CAPITÁN & VIRTUAL FFS
- 20 FEB., Karlsruhe (Deutschland)
- 12 MARCH, BRUSSELS – DR. CAPITÁN & DR. BELLINGA + VIRTUAL FFS.
- 22 MARCH, NEW YORK CITY – Dr. Simon & Virtual FFS.
- 20 – 21 MARCH, KEYSTONE CONFERENCE (Pennsylvania, USA) – Dr. Simon & Virtual FFS.
- 30 APRIL, MILAN – Dr. Simon & Virtual FFS.
- 15-17 MAY, MÜNICH, Consultations at Transtagung-Muenchen – Dr. Simon & Capitán + Virtual FFS.
- 11 JUNE, AMSTERDAM – Dr. Bellinga & Virtual FFS.
- 25 JUNE, PARIS – Dr. Simon & Virtual FFS.
- 10 – 12 JULY, LONDON + MANCHESTER SPARKLE – Dr. Capitán, Virtual FFS + The Hidden Woman.
- 10 SEPTEMBER, MILAN. Dr. Simon & Virtual FFS.
- 2 OCTOBER, AMSTERDAM – Dr. Bellinga.
- 2 – 3 OCT., FT. LAUDERDALE (SOUTHERN COMFORT) – DR. CAPITÁN & VIRTUAL FFS LIVE
- 4 OCT., NEW YORK CITY – Dr. Capitán & Virtual FFS.
- AUTUMN/WINTER 2015: UK, AUSTRALIA, SCANDINAVIA and more T.B.A.
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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