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

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

October 30, 2019

Facial feminization patients often ask how long is best to wait to have voice feminization surgery after a trachea shave (also known as  Adam’s apple reduction surgery), 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

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Top 3 criteria for my facial gender transition

Top 3 criteria for my facial gender transition

October 14, 2019

“Hello, it’s me.”  That’s actually the name of my blog, only in Spanish:  Hola Soy Yo.  I’m Franches, a  FACIALTEAM patient.  In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing my personal FFS journey with you in this guest column. From the very beginning of course, discussing the primary criteria for my own facial gender transition. Deciding to go through surgery, especially the first surgery, was a difficult process for me. A good facial gender transition was the ultimate objective. However, the decision on

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Training FFS Surgeons in facial gender at leading medical conference

Training FFS Surgeons in facial gender at leading medical conference

September 27, 2019

Training FFS Surgeons The key to moving forward in training FFS surgeons is in the slogan of the 88th annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS): #educate #collaborate #innovate For these same reasons, Dr. Capitán was honored to form part of the international faculty at this year's annual meeting of the ASPS in San Diego. As a professor involved in training FFS surgeons, he represented FACIALTEAM's passion to pioneer the field to an exclusive group of surgical residents as

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Acupuncture in facial feminisation recovery

Acupuncture in facial feminisation recovery

September 11, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy for pain management. For our patients, the goals of acupuncture in facial feminisation are adapted to their typical postoperative circumstances: to alleviate inflammation, pain and stress. This translates into quality sleep and the relaxation needed for a more satisfactory healing experience. Acupuncture in facial feminisation The strategy of acupuncture in facial feminisation patients is two-fold: Regulate the e

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Hilotherapy and facial feminisation aftercare

Hilotherapy and facial feminisation aftercare

September 10, 2019

Hilotherapy and facial feminisation FACIALTEAM has employed hilotherapy (controlled cooling therapy) in thousands of patients since 2008, witnessing first-hand its many benefits. FT wants our patients to receive the best attention at each stage, not only from a surgical standpoint, but also with regard to other aspects that help you to feel well before, during and after your facial feminization procedure. Our Comprehensive Care Department services include hilotherapy during the first 24 hours af

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Charlie Martin, LGBTI+ athlete sponsorship

Charlie Martin, LGBTI+ athlete sponsorship

August 26, 2019

Charlie Martin, FFS surgery patient of FACIALTEAM Quite some years ago, Charlie Martin and FACIALTEAM shared a journey. The UK athlete, who bears the trans and LGBTI+ flags wherever she goes, has since blossomed. She is a popular YouTuber, competitive international athlete and transgender rights activist.  Therefore, it is with great pleasure to announce the official sponsorship of Charlie Martin's work in promoting trans visibility in Europe via her endurance racing.   FACIALTEAM Facebook

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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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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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