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In our feminization blog, we aim to post the topics of greatest interest to our readers on facial gender.  Visit monthly to keep up to date with new posts on FACIALTEAM’s activity, from research and scientific publications to conferences and patient orientations.

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FFS Surgery Training for better gender-affirming treatment | FACIALTEAM

FFS Surgery Training for better gender-affirming treatment | FACIALTEAM

July 18, 2019

A joint collaboration of FACIALTEAM Training & Education - and -  Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health People seeking facial feminization surgery typically do not identify with the gender assigned at birth. This is one of the main reasons why FFS surgery training and continuing education in the field of gender-affirming medicine is important.  Most trans, non-binary or intersex children will know from an early age if their gender identity doesn't fully match the labels and norms being

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Options for a feminine hairline

Options for a feminine hairline

July 10, 2019

A feminine hairline. Here, the complexity as explained by our experts. This informative article responds to some of the questions that often arise related to a surgical lowering through the hairline, the coronal approach and how to redefine the format for a more feminine hairline. First, we should analyze the general characteristics of the hairline, both male and female: Fig. 1. Types of follicular units (1-4 hairs) The first two or three lines of hair that comprise the hairline are made up of f

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Being extraordinary & Talking about Pride, now and year-round

Being extraordinary & Talking about Pride, now and year-round

July 5, 2019

Trans Pride and visibility for the TNBI community worldwide With Trans Pride events happening around the world this summer, FACIALTEAM has highlighted people like Charlie Martin, LGBTI+ activist and racecar pilot, who have each provided inspiration by sharing their journeys of gender affirmation, coming out and transitioning publicly.  These women have become ambassadors for a minority community which struggles even today for social acceptance. Their stories help to normalise the realities of th

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What comes first? An Adam’s apple reduction or voice feminization surgery?

What comes first? An Adam’s apple reduction or voice feminization surgery?

May 27, 2019

Facial feminization patients often ask how long is best to wait to have voice feminization surgery after a trachea shave (also known as an Adam’s apple reduction), and vice versa. Here, our experts give advice on the time to wait and the recommended sequence of these surgeries.   What should come first? The voice feminization surgery or the trachea shave? FACIALTEAM and Yeson Voice Center, as part of the TransHealth Initiative, have joined to establish a protocol and mutual philosophy regar

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Tracheal Shave in Facial Feminization Surgery

Tracheal Shave in Facial Feminization Surgery

May 27, 2019

Tracheal shave The tracheal shave, commonly known as an Adam’s apple reduction surgery, is one of the most frequent procedures included in facial feminization surgery treatment plans. Medically, a trachea shave is also one of the simplest operations many people will undergo as part of their transition, since it can be done as an outpatient surgery using only local anesthesia. In this post, we’ll talk about why tracheal shaves are so often sought by patients as part of FFS, along with a guide to

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The Philosophy Behind Today’s Best Facial Feminization Surgeons

The Philosophy Behind Today’s Best Facial Feminization Surgeons

May 13, 2019

While the field of facial feminization surgery is relatively young, the concept of facial gender or sexual dimorphism has been studied for centuries.   This has its benefits, but it has also resulted in several widely held misconceptions about what makes a face feminine and how to feminize a masculine face. The best facial feminization surgeons today have challenged these misconceptions by presenting advancements in the field of FFS (facial feminization surgery) and real-life feminization.

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Should I consider redoing FFS Surgery?

Should I consider redoing FFS Surgery?

May 13, 2019

We often hear this question at FACIALTEAM but there is no easy answer about redoing FFS  Surgery. Facial feminization surgery as a first experience or redoing my FFS surgery From our perspective as a medical team we receive so many patients whose feminization surgery is the first step in the transition path as patients whose procedures are a simple retouch or in other less positive cases, a modification of the results of another surgery. This last case is usually the most delicate to treat, sinc

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What Makes for a Feminine Hairline? A Guide for FFS Patients

What Makes for a Feminine Hairline? A Guide for FFS Patients

May 6, 2019

Feminine Hairline Feminine Hairline in FFS. It’s easy to understand why the upper portion of the face is so important for any patient considering facial feminization surgery. After all, when we interact with other people, we spend most of our time making eye contact with them. The top one-third of the face is the part that gets seen the most, and it includes the eyes, which are the windows to the soul. It also contains two of the most important facial gender markers: the browbone and the hairlin

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Presenting Transgender Health at EPATH 2019

Presenting Transgender Health at EPATH 2019

April 26, 2019

FACIALTEAM representatives were invited speakers on four themes of transgender health at the 3rd biannual conference of the European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH), which took place in April 2019 in Rome. The FACIALTEAM presentations formed part of the Surgeons Sessions for trans women, click here to see the program. The talks were based on scientific publications produced by our Research & Development department as well as the experience of the Training & Educat

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What is FFS surgery?

What is FFS surgery?

April 5, 2019

The Basics of FFS Surgery, aka Facial Feminization Surgery As society’s attitudes towards transgender people slowly shift, topics such as FFS Surgery are becoming more openly discussed.  At the same time, the medical community is reaching a consensus on the importance of face feminization for the overall wellbeing of trans women. But for many people, the concept of FFS surgery remains somewhat mysterious. That’s why we at FACIALTEAM wanted to put together this simple guide to the basics of facia

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Resources for Facial Feminization Research

Resources for Facial Feminization Research

March 29, 2019

Transitioning is a major undertaking for many women, one that often comes with emotional and physical challenges. Resources for facial feminization surgery research are a key part of the transition journey yet also an additional challenge to face.  The mass amount of information to absorb and filter through takes time. Just like any major surgery, the procedures used in FFS surgery or facial gender confirmation surgery have both potential risks and benefits. Considering the potential psychologic

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2nd Annual Live Surgery Conference for Gender Affirmation Procedures at Mount Sinai Hospital

2nd Annual Live Surgery Conference for Gender Affirmation Procedures at Mount Sinai Hospital

March 22, 2019

Conference at Mount Sinai Hospital: Gender Affirmation Procedures In late February 2019, The Mount Sinai Hospital and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), celebrated the 2nd Annual Congress for Gender Affirmation Procedures at this prestigious university hospital in New York City.   The discourse by the president of The Mount Sinai Hospital since 2013, Professor of Anesthesiology David Reich, explained how the event marks an important moment: the evolution of gender

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