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Behind the scenes with Facialteam

This is Your Revelation Journey and you deserve the best in healthcare. For this reason, we want to be our best for you. Just like […]
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Aid for Ukrainian Trans Refugees & Surgeons

Many special needs and minority groups, such as trans refugees, are now in extremely vulnerable circumstances due to the violent invasion of Ukraine.  Civilian medical […]
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FFS patient coordinators are your best ally

Our FFS patient coordinators are an integral part of your facial feminization journey and play a key role in our team of FFS Experts. They […]
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COVID-19 Advisory for patients

This is our COVID Advisory for patients traveling to Spain.   Rules continue to vary over time for people who wish to enter Spain by land, […]
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Rhinoplasty in Facial Feminization Surgery | Live with Dr. Bellinga

Rhinoplasty in facial feminization surgery is one of the key gender markers patients want. It’s also the one many are most concerned with. Feminizing rhinoplasties, […]
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Our COVID-Safe Protocol

Facialteam’s COVID-Safe protocol is a contingency plan that analyses potential situations in advance in order to take preventative action and enable timely, effective responses. The […]

Advice

Advice

Calming your Nerves before Facial Feminization Surgery

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 […]
Advice

Post-Op MtF Depression, You’re Not Alone

If you are an MtF patient with postoperative depression after facial feminization surgery, you are not alone. Fortunately, you can find resources and assistance on […]
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Recover Emotionally after Facial Feminization Surgery, 5 Tips

We believe in looking after your mental health for facial feminization surgery, a life-changing experience. This means paying attention to your emotional wellbeing before and […]
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Gender Affirming Voice Therapy, Tips and Exercises

Gender affirming voice training, when dedicated and diligent, helps people make dramatic changes to the way they sound. An important component of voice training is […]
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Best FFS Surgeons: What to Know and Where to Go

To help you in your search for a gender-affirming team that meets your expectations, we have listed today’s best FFS clinics. We’ve selected the best known board certified maxillofacial and facial plastic surgeons in the world. 
Advice

Aggressive vs. Conservative Facial Feminization

We speak often with patients about how facial feminization is aggressive or conservative.  It is common to hear people interested in facial feminization say, “I […]

Patient's Voices

Patient's Voices

How FFS Benefits my Privileges

I’m one of the relatively few trans people who have access to the privilege of FFS benefits. As a fortunate one, the “burden” of this […]
Patient's Voices

Gender Dysphoria and Body Dysmorphia Explained

Hello, it’s me, Franches, author and owner of HolaSoyYo.com, a blog of thoughts and experiences with a trans feminine perspective. Until recently I was fairly […]
Patient's Voices

How FFS Changed My Life, 5 years later

Hi, I’m Franches and I’d like to explain how FFS changed my life…and didn’t.  October 2021 marked 5 years since my facial feminization surgery. So […]
Patient's Voices

“I’m finally me, Jedet”

Jedet Sánchez, Spanish author, performing artist and LGBTQI+ activist, is living a key moment in her life now, having fulfilled her decision to undergo a […]
Patient's Voices

Trans documentary captures transition in real time, a view from within

Nearly 3 years ago, Facialteam met lifelong friends, Roger Sherman and Jamie Peebles, in the midst of filming her gender-affirming journey. Now the film has […]
Patient's Voices

How I chose my FFS surgery procedures

“Hello, it’s me.” That’s actually the name of my blog, only in Spanish: Hola Soy Yo. I’m Franches, a former Facialteam patient. In this series, […]

Science

Science

WPATH SOC8, a Step towards Accessible Trans Healthcare

On June 1st, 2022, the final draft of the WPATH Standards of Care 8th edition was completed after 5 years of intense work.  “We hope […]
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Dealing with Scars after FFS Surgery

One of the biggest worries that prospective patients ask about facial feminization surgery is, “Will I have visible scars after FFS?”  The face is the […]
Science

Forehead Reduction Surgery for a Feminine Look

Forehead reduction surgery is a very common set of procedures for male to female (mtf) trans patients. Our surgical team at Facialteam has performed over […]
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Adam’s Apple Reduction vs. Voice Feminization

Top feminization specialists in their fields, Facialteam and Yeson Voice Center, have come together to discuss a common enquiry among facial feminization patients: What is best to do first? Voice feminization surgery or a trachea shave?
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4 Transgender Jaw Surgery Advancements in 2022

Developments in surgical techniques have led to great advancements in transgender jaw contouring in the past decade. Jaw and chin surgery techniques now offer much […]
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FFS Surgery expectations: how they affect your satisfaction with results

People tend to think that FFS surgery expectations are only related to the outcomes of surgery. Understandably, you and your family’s expectations may also be […]

Friends & Family

Friends & Family

Transgender Support Groups and Resources you Should Know

The transgender community has been fighting for equal rights and acceptance. This is a fight that’s still in progress, but step-by-step things are moving in […]
Friends & Family

Coping with your child’s FFS Surgery as a parent

If you are here reading this article it is likely your daughter has already told you that she wants facial gender affirming surgery (FGAS). Surely […]
Friends & Family

Talking FFS with Family

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 […]
Friends & Family

Workbooks for the family in gender transition, by D. M. Maynard

Knowing your partner or member of the family in gender transition is finally able to live in the physical body that aligns with their affirmed […]