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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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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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Tracheal Shave in Facial Feminization Surgery

Tracheal Shave in Facial Feminization Surgery

May 6, 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, it 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 the procedure

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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: Facial Feminization Surgery As society’s attitudes towards transgender people slowly shift, topics such as FFS or Facial Feminization 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 basic

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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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Voice Feminisation Surgery expert joins our London event

Voice Feminisation Surgery expert joins our London event

February 27, 2019

On March 14th, Dr. Kim of Yeson Voice Center joined FACIALTEAM at it's annual orientation session in London. Voice Feminisation Surgery in London For the first time in our 10 years visiting the UK, Dr. Kim of Yeson Voice Center (S. Korea) joined us to provide feminisation surgery (VFS) presentations in London. Voice Feminisation (VFS) by Yeson VC Yeson's VFSRAC surgery is a unique surgical technique to modify the vocal folds into more feminine parameters. One important advantage of the Yeson voi

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Gender Affirming Workshop features Dr. Suporn and Ocean Clinic Gender Unit

Gender Affirming Workshop features Dr. Suporn and Ocean Clinic Gender Unit

January 31, 2019

As part of its commitment to high-quality healthcare for the transgender community, FACIALTEAM Training & Education presents the inaugural gender-affirming workshop, Updates in Gender Confirmation Surgeries for the transfeminine patient, held in Marbella, Spain, on Friday, April 5th 2019. This workshop featured internationally recognized gender surgeons on state-of-the-art approaches in three different fields: genital, body and facial gender confirming surgery. Gender-Affirming Workshop welc

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Free facial feminisation Seminars in UK with Virtual FFS

Free facial feminisation Seminars in UK with Virtual FFS

December 26, 2018

If you are considering FFS or facial feminisation surgery, our orientation team invites you to attend our free facial feminisation surgery UK seminars. You’ll learn all about the process of facial feminisation and will be able to see virtual FFS results created from your photographs. We’ll be there to answer all of your questions about FFS, facial feminisation surgery cost in the UK and Spain, voice feminization surgery, and more. Whether you would like to meet us at one of our facial feminisati

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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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