How to prepare for your facial gender surgery consultation

How to prepare for your facial gender surgery consultation

February 20, 2020

You have done loads of research and now it is time for some facial gender surgery consultations with your top choices in surgical centers.  It has not been easy filtering through the myriad of websites, forums, support groups, social media and marketing to get to this point in your facial feminizaton journey. Here are some tips on how to be prepared for these crucial medical interviews, so you don't draw a blank on the day nor miss out clarifying any fundamental details about this very important

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Gender affirming transition: It’s for me

Gender affirming transition: It’s for me

February 13, 2020

The importance of a gender affirming transition and the transhealth services that help it happen FACIALTEAM is beginning a new stage in our communication. One focussed on the aspects of gender affirming transition which reaches out to the greater medical and scientific community. We want the world to learn more about the day-to-day work of our team, what revolutionary R&D projects are in store and how we want to give more voice and visibility to the healthcare needs of the trans community as

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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?

February 5, 2020

Facial feminization patients often ask how long is best to wait to have voice feminization surgery after a tracheal shave (also known as an Adam’s apple reduction), and vice versa. Also referred to as a “tracheal shave,” this is a surgical procedure where the thyroid cartilage is shaved, not to be confused with the thyroid gland. On the other hand, voice feminisation is a surgery, usually performed by an Ear-Nose-Throat surgeon, which makes changes in the space between the vocal chords. Here, ou

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The Philosophy Behind Today’s Best Facial Feminization Surgeons

The Philosophy Behind Today’s Best Facial Feminization Surgeons

February 3, 2020

Top FFS surgeons and facial gender theory While the fields of facial feminization surgery and gender identities are  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 FF

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

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

January 21, 2020

Workbooks for the partner and family in gender transition 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 gender can be an extremely exhilarating experience. It may bring a great sense of relief to those who love someone in transition. There are various medical options for transwomen in gender transition to feel whole, which are all more successful when supported by their family. For example, the life-

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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

January 15, 2020

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

January 15, 2020

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 tracheal 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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Goals of Forehead Reduction in Facial Feminization Surgery

Goals of Forehead Reduction in Facial Feminization Surgery

January 15, 2020

Facial feminization surgery, or FFS for short, is an umbrella term for a variety of surgical procedures that are done with the goal of giving the face and neck a more feminine appearance. While there is no one size fits all set of treatments that will produce great results in every patient, some types of surgeries are almost always indicated for FFS plans. One of these is forehead reduction surgery. Forehead reduction is actually the single most common procedure used in the course of a facial fe

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How I chose the best FFS surgeons for me

How I chose the best FFS surgeons for me

November 15, 2019

“Hello, it’s me.”  That translates from the Spanish:  "Hola Soy Yo," the title of my personal blog.  I’m Franches, a former FACIALTEAM patient.  This is the second post of the guest column in which I am sharing my personal FFS journey. In this intimate edition, I explain how I decided upon who were the best FFS surgeons for me. In November of 2015, when I started hormone replacement therapy (HRT), I made an agreement with myself to look for ways to soften my face. In the first few months of 2016

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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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