About us

Facialteam provides premium and comprehensive facial feminization services for the transgender community. 

Our goal is to empower the members of the trans community with access to high-quality healthcare services. In addition, we aim to help you affirm your gender identity and promote dialogue of social acceptance throughout the world. Our work and research reinforce this mission.

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Our Mission

We want to create a flawless cycle of care for you and improve your quality of life after facial gender surgery. To achieve this, we lead scientific research to innovate techniques and care within the field of facial feminization.

Our first responsibility is to perform the highest quality facial gender confirmation procedures for patients. Your post-op results will be reliable and natural. We provide the most supportive, attentive and complete experience, from pre-op to post-op, in luxurious amenities for a comfortable recovery period.

Facialteam FFS patient Charlie Martin, showing the results of her Facial Feminization Surgery, wearing a race tracksuit.

Our Vision

Facialteam envisions an inclusive world where people are free to live as they choose without recourse to oppression. Our community involvement directly addresses the social stigmas faced by trans women. Public conversation on acceptance is central to making this vision a reality. 

Our ambition is to consistently provide natural, predictable, and impeccable facial surgery results for the trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming community.

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Black and white photo of dr. Captián, Facial Feminization Surgery Expert at Facialteam.

Leaders in Facial Surgery

We are at the forefront of standardizing feminization surgery techniques and protocols. We lead research to advance procedures for natural, feminizing results. Our team of scientific investigators embrace new technologies and worldwide collaboration for innovations in the field. Our experts promote the professional development of other international specialists in facial gender surgery.

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The entire team of Facialteam posing for a group photo, the team counts over 50 facial feminization surgery specialists.

Our Team

Our team consists of top professionals with extensive training and experience in facial feminization procedures.

Combined, our FFS surgeon team has over 40 years of experience. We have a dedicated staff of 62 professionals working together for your results.

This skill level is rare to find in facial gender confirmation surgery clinics.

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Our Centers

Our home base is in Marbella, a beautiful seaside city in Spain.

We work in partnership with the luxury HC Marbella International Hospital to offer top-quality comfort during your facial feminization process.

Recently, we started to offer the option of FFS Surgery in Barcelona thanks to a collaboration with IM Clinic.You may now consider this attractive location in Catalonia, Spain.

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Our history

Facialteam has a history of dedication to improving the quality of life for trans feminine-identifying people.

After meeting each other for the first time during private clinic internships in Marbella in 2007, Dr. Luis Capitán and Dr. Daniel Simon, operated on their first FFS patient in 2008.

In 2010, Facialteam was legally incorporated as a company, two years later in 2012, we welcomed Dr. Carlos Bailón, a specialist in craniofacial surgery, to our team.

Facialteam FFS surgeons dr. Capitán and dr. Simon posing in suit.

By 2013, we incorporated virtual FFS simulations for the first time in a consultation to benefit our patients.

Facialteam operates its 100th patient, later that year Dr. Raúl Jiménez Bellinga, an aesthetic surgeon specializing in FFS, joins Facialteam.

Facialteam ffs surgeon Raul Bellinga, expert surgeon in facial feminization surgery

With the team expanding rapidly, the facilities are expanded within HC International Hospital in 2014.

In 2015 the R&D team is officially established to improve Facial Feminization Surgery for the trans community worldwide.

Facial Feminization Scientist dr. Fermín capitán in front of his desk

The experienced surgeon Dr. Javier Gutiérrez Santamaría, joined our growing team in 2016, now counting a total of 5 surgeons specializing in FFS.

We hosted our first conference titled ‘Transition: Contemporary Solutions for Transgender Women’ in Australia. The conference aimed to raise awareness about healthcare standards for feminine facial reconstructive surgery.

Facial Feminization Specialist Doctor Javier Gutierrez, specialized facial feminization surgeon at Facialteam, a clinic for FFS surgery.

By 2018 we passed the barrier of 1000 operated FFS patients, totalling 1200 patients by the end of the year. In collaboration with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Facialteam’s Training & Education program for professionals is launched.

Image of trainee surgeons during Facialteams Facial Feminization Surgery training program in 2019

We continued to grow throughout 2021 despite the hardships of covid by conducting community support, live online talks, and informational blogging.

Facialteam Barcelona is officially opened to offer FFS Surgery in Barcelona as well.

FFS surgeons Dr. Capitán and Dr. Simon during live webinars on social media

With the incorporation of an additional surgeon, our total team of surgeons specialized in different fields within facial feminization surgery now counts a total of 9.

We have performed over 6500 procedures on more than 2000 patients to help them attain more feminine facial features.

Compilation of 4 Facialteam FFS patients showing the before and after result of their Facial Feminization Surgery
Facialteam staff discussing the possibilities to partner with other professionals in the transgender healthcare industry.

Partnerships

We collaborate with other experts in the field of facial feminization surgery.

Our affiliate organizations are respected professionals in facial plastic surgery. They specialize in all facial areas, including lip augmentation, brow lift and forehead lift to improve your feminine features.

Our suppliers use the latest technology to produce materials that improve healthcare and deliver the highest-quality, lasting, and reliable results while minimizing postop recover times. We source their medical products for optimal results.

IDEA Development Agency of Andalusia

An incentive of 18,876.25 € has been received from the Innovation and Development Agency of Andalusia IDEA, of the Regional Government of Andalusia, 80% co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund, ERDF, for the implementation of the project “ERP IMPLEMENTATION” with the aim of ensuring a better use of information technologies.

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