FFS Surgery expectations: how they affect your satisfaction with results

FFS Surgery expectations: how they affect your satisfaction with results

November 26, 2020

People tend to think that FFS surgery expectations are only related to the outcomes of surgery. Understandably, your and your family's expectations may also be related to how you think life will be different with a more feminine face. These pre-existing (sometimes unconscious) assumptions have the purpose of motivating us. They may be beneficial if the expectations of facial feminization surgery results are based on reality. However, such hopes can be misleading if unrealistic. Do I have realist

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Livestream FACIALTEAM | Lilia’s almost weekly Wednesdays!

Livestream FACIALTEAM | Lilia’s almost weekly Wednesdays!

November 23, 2020

The AMA (Ask Me Anything) webinars and Livestream Facialteam are happening! Schedules and past recordings below--> Livestream Facialteam on current topics with the voices of today Better said, "almost weekly" Wednesdays!  I’m Lilia and my pronouns are she and hers. I created the 3000 member strong FACIALTEAM Peer group on Facebook 8 years ago for two reasons: to create a space where we could all supports one another and also a venue that made researching gender affirming services simpler, sin

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Coping with my daughter’s FFS Surgery

Coping with my daughter’s FFS Surgery

November 19, 2020

“I don’t know where to begin when talking about my daughter’s FFS Surgery.” If you are here reading this article it is because your daughter has already told you that she wants facial gender affirming surgery (FGAS). I’m afraid my daughter's FFS Surgery will make her unrecognizable Surely the idea of ??surgery terrifies you. On top of that, you think she doesn't need it because she's already perfect just the way she is. Well, you are not the only parent of someone transitioning to say this. Nor

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Talking FFS with Family

Talking FFS with Family

November 12, 2020

You have thought a thousand times before talking FFS with family or loved ones. Yet you haven't done it yet. Talking FFS with family can be daunting Talking FFS with family can be complicated too. If we are fortunate, our family loves and protects us, meaning we try not to worry them. Surgeries are usually very scary because of the risk they represent. So the topic is often put off for later, and later, and later. We procrastinate. It doesn’t make it easier that your family tends to say well-int

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Facialteam in evolution | #MoreMe #SoMe

Facialteam in evolution | #MoreMe #SoMe

November 5, 2020

In a totally unexpected 2020, here we continue- Facialteam in evolution.  A year which has revolutionized the way many see the world. A year in which the pandemic has made evident an Achilles heel of international clinics: a dependence on open borders and access to international travel. We remain by your side  FT has taken the covid situation in stride, adeptly serving affected patients in every way possible:  Covid Advisory keeps you updated our flexible policies and more Covid-Safe protocol's

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Safe with Facialteam | Travel Tracker monitors 45+ countries

Safe with Facialteam | Travel Tracker monitors 45+ countries

October 30, 2020

Our COVID-Safe Protocol was implemented before reopening operations in June so travellers could feel safe with Facialteam. Since, we have been amazed at how many patients have come across oceans just for a consultation, not to mention surgery, in spite of the odds. This transitional period has been so positive, we’d like to share some of the insights. The data shows how effective prevention works as a protective shield for all of us. https://facialteam.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/safe-with-fac

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The Role of Mental Health in Gender Surgery

The Role of Mental Health in Gender Surgery

October 29, 2020

Your mental health in gender surgery is important to being as prepared as possible for the stressors you will face.  We all have low moments throughout our lives, mainly due to external stressors. The nature of our most depressed times is best explained through our own ways of managing them. Here we are referring to extreme emotional difficulty: when anxiety is through the roof, we are constantly nervous and agitated, or we feel so sad that there is barely strength to continue. In the worst of c

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Postop depression & facial gender surgery | Mental Health Series

Postop depression & facial gender surgery | Mental Health Series

October 23, 2020

Not surprisingly, one of the greatest fears of patients before surgery is postoperative depression. It is understandable and fortunately there is an abundance of information available online about this topic. With this post, we hope to help facial feminisation patients manage the sometimes intense feelings that arise while recuperating, such as postop depression in facial gender surgery. Our psychologist, Marina Rodriguez, defines postoperative depression, differentiates it from the more typical

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Nerves before Facial Surgery | Mental Health Series

Nerves before Facial Surgery | Mental Health Series

October 16, 2020

Nerves before facial surgery is one of the most common issues any FFS patient will encounter as the day approaches.  It requires great patience until the much awaited-for day finally arrives after many months of preparation. The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day, a program begun in 1992 by the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH). For this reason, today we launch the first of a 4-part series in support of the mental health of our patients. Our psychologist, Marina Rodriguez, will be

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Emotions after facial gender surgery | Mental Health Series

Emotions after facial gender surgery | Mental Health Series

October 16, 2020

Here, we continue with the second post of a 4-part series on Mental & Emotional Health in honor of World Mental Health Day this October 2020. Our psychologist, Marina Rodriguez has compiled a list of some of the typical emotions after facial gender surgery and how to deal with them. It’s important to look after your mental health when going through a life-changing experience such as FFS Surgery. Either positive or negative, recognizing the emotions as a normal part of the facial feminisation

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Spirit Day | Facialteam goes purple!

Spirit Day | Facialteam goes purple!

October 15, 2020

Why is Spirit Day important? SPIRIT DAY is when millions of people raise their voices against the bullying and harassment suffered by young people in the LGBTIQ + community.  Multiple surveys show that an average of 60% of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or nonbinary, intersex and queer youth have reported suffering some type of verbal or physical violence due to their identity. What is even worse is that they also reported that nobody did anything about it. Origins of Spirit Day The purple color

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Our COVID-19 Advisory | FACIALTEAM

Our COVID-19 Advisory | FACIALTEAM

October 12, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced the coronavirus outbreak on March 12th, 2020 as a global pandemic with cases on all continents.  This is our COVID Advisory, FACIALTEAM's official periodic update on the situation as it affects our operations and patients. Statistics since reopening in July 2020 https://facialteam.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/safe-with-facialteam.mp4 NOV 2020 According to the EU Commission update in effect since October 22nd, travel to Spain from other Schengen stat

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