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Tightness, numbness and stiffness after FFS Surgery

Tightness, numbness and stiffness after FFS Surgery

November 16, 2018

How long will it take for my sensation to return to “normal”?  What can be done to help? It is common to experience facial stiffness after FFS Surgery. Tightness and a lack of sensitivity in the areas of the intervention are to be expected.  Time is the main factor in healing tissues that have been significantly affected during any surgery: weeks, months, and even years after you will continue to notice gradual improvements.  Sensation may still be different, but practically-speaking you may exp

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What Happens During Facial Feminization Surgery?

What Happens During Facial Feminization Surgery?

October 5, 2018

The answer to the question, “What happens during facial feminization surgery?” depends largerly on which facial features you will operate on and which technique is employed. Whatever types of surgeries you and your doctor agree on, you will most likely need to have the operation under general anesthesia in a hospital. This usually means spending one or two nights in the hospital for monitoring and to provide the correct post-op care. What happens during a FFS forehead recontouring? The goal of f

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How to reduce pain after facial feminization surgery

How to reduce pain after facial feminization surgery

June 1, 2018

Does Facial Feminization Hurt? A frequent question from patients preparing for facial feminization surgery is if FFS will hurt. In fact, fear of the pain after facial feminization surgery is one of the most common sources of preoperative anxiety in patients. The good news is that, by and large, pain is well controlled. Your exact experience will depend on the procedures you undergo in your FFS surgery, as well as the aftercare services. However, facial feminization procedures that are performed

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Special thanks to Lea T and her support of FACIALTEAM FOUNDATION

Special thanks to Lea T and her support of FACIALTEAM FOUNDATION

April 20, 2018

We are very proud to name one of the most famous international transgender models, Lea T, as a key supporter of FACIALTEAM FOUNDATION. Lea T trangender top model and activist Leandra Cerezo, Lea T, was the first trans person to participate in the lighting of the Olympic Torch in 2016 Olympics held in Rio, Brazil. She has always been a transgender activist, especially in her home-country Brazil. Lea T told Oprah in 2011 that she had always felt different, even as a child, regularly subject to rid

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FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY WEBINAR: Amplifying transgender healthcare

FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY WEBINAR: Amplifying transgender healthcare

April 13, 2018

FACIALTEAM, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health, announce their first joint Webinar on Facial Feminization Surgery for transgender health professionals around the world. The live online event will take place on June 19, 2018, open to a maximum of 100 registered healthcare professionals currently working in fields related to gender identity. The main goal of this webinar is to share information about the principal maxillofacial surgery procedures involved in FFS

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Transgender Day of Visibility: FACIALTEAM FOUNDATION receives “T for Trans” Award in Marbella

Transgender Day of Visibility: FACIALTEAM FOUNDATION receives “T for Trans” Award in Marbella

March 30, 2018

In preparation for the International TRANSGENDER DAY OF VISIBILITY on March 31st, the City of Marbella recently organized their first edition of "T for Trans" Awards Ceremony to recognize community members dedicated to bringing trans issues to the foreground on the Costa del Sol. The 15th of March is also locally celebrated as the anniversary of a landmark national law protecting the rights of the LGBTI against discrimination, now 11 years ago, which places Spain in the forefront of social progr

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IAVANTE Workshop: Innovating transgender surgery

IAVANTE Workshop: Innovating transgender surgery

March 23, 2018

As part of the team's strategy for innovating transgender surgery, FACIALTEAM had the opportunity for an exciting day of hands-on research and development with the latest in surgical instruments for maxillofacial surgery. On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, the complete surgical team joined the developers of ultrasonic surgical technology from Mectron,  at the IAVANTE facilities in Granada, one of the few surgery development centers in the world for experimentation on real anatomical models. IAVANTE

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The reasons for a Coronal Approach

The reasons for a Coronal Approach

March 16, 2018

In recent months, an interesting debate has developed around whether the coronal approach for forehead recontouring increases forehead length. Patients ask us why we do not use a direct approach for hairline lowering. There are several arguments behind our decision to avoid hairline approaches whenever possible. ARGUMENT 1: visible scar The three basic pillars of the FACIALTEAM working philosophy are: natural results, maintaining the identity of each patient, and avoiding visible scars. The disa

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Transgender ice hockey player talks about life after FFS Surgery | FACIALTEAM

Transgender ice hockey player talks about life after FFS Surgery | FACIALTEAM

March 9, 2018

Ella has excelled in her career as a professional hockey player for over 30 years. Furthermore, she is now the first trangender ice hockey player in the women´s national league of Australia. She hopes to also become the first trans player in the international women's hockey federation. As goalie for the Sydney Sirens, where she has enjoyed widespread support by her teammates and all players alike, "the feeling acceptance" has been so fulfilling for her, now in her chosen gender expression. "The

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Voice Feminisation Book includes contribution by FACIALTEAM

Voice Feminisation Book includes contribution by FACIALTEAM

March 2, 2018

In late February 2018, Dr. Carlos Casado announced the launch of his new e-book, titled "Voice Feminization: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Transgender Women." The event, attended by many locals and medical colleagues, began with a distinguished introduction by the Marbella town mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.  The Managing Director of Quirón Salud Hospitals of Málaga and Marbella, cardiologist Dr. Tómas Urda Valcárcel, proudly presented the principal author for his other career achievements in the fiel

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Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery, a new nomenclature | FACIALTEAM

Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery, a new nomenclature | FACIALTEAM

February 23, 2018

In 2017, the Research and Development Department of FACIALTEAM participated in a viewpoint letter to propose a change in terminology when discussing facial surgery for transgender women. The objective in presenting this "letter to the editor" is to create impetus in including FFS Surgical techniques as an integral part of trans health.  The key differentiation of the "New Nomenclature", Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery (FGCS), distinguishes the treatment from what has historically been conside

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FFS surgery reviews: I had facial feminization surgery

FFS surgery reviews: I had facial feminization surgery

February 16, 2018

Making a life changing decision, such as a surgical facial gender transition, is something that requires time and loads of information. At FACIALTEAM, we always recommend to search FFS surgery reviews, to compare with colleagues and to ask for multiple evaluations so you may better weigh every factor essential to make a well-informed decision. Luckily, nowadays more tools are available to aid in finding real FFS surgery reviews, honest opinions about feminization surgeons and true experiences of

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