Goals of Forehead Reduction in Facial Feminization Surgery

Goals of Forehead Reduction in Facial Feminization Surgery

October 20, 2017

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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Thai trans community wins the Crown with Biw Kanitnum. Miss Trans Star International 2017.

Thai trans community wins the Crown with Biw Kanitnum. Miss Trans Star International 2017.

October 13, 2017

Hundreds of trans community supporters attended the recent Miss Trans Star International 2017 pageant in Barcelona, sponsored by FACIALTEAM for the third consecutive year.  Highlighting 24 spectacular candidates from around the world, the selection process was intense as it comprised judging elements like creativity, elegance, expression, social responsibility—not just beauty. Not just a pretty face. And the tranphobia continues A big favorite among the trans community is the Regional Costumes G

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FFS Surgeons at NYU, training the next generation

FFS Surgeons at NYU, training the next generation

October 6, 2017

FACIALTEAM directors, FFS surgeons Dr. Daniel Simon and Dr. Luis Capitán, and Dr. Fermín Capitán-Cañadas, our Director of Research & Development, were honored as guest speakers for the medical professionals of the NYU Langone Center´s Transgender Surgery Services. Dr. Simon explains, "Academic Initiatives among FFS surgeons are very important in the development and consolidation of facial gender surgery around the world, an important discipline and essential part of the gender confirmation p

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Feminine Hairline with simultaneous hair transplants ( SHT )

Feminine Hairline with simultaneous hair transplants ( SHT )

September 29, 2017

A feminine hairline and the bones of the eyebrows area, called frontonasoorbital complex, are among the most visible features of the face. Males tend to have a more prominent forehead and brow bone and more of a M-shaped hairline. A female forehead is typically rounded with a smooth transition between nose and forehead and a more U-shaped hairline. Forehead Surgery in FFS Forehead surgery is one of the most important procedures in FFS because it is the frame of the eyes that influence your expre

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FFS Surgery testimonial: Beauty queen explains how facial feminization affected her life

FFS Surgery testimonial: Beauty queen explains how facial feminization affected her life

September 22, 2017

Lavine Holanda, top model, shares her FFS surgery testimonial A FACIALTEAM patient from Brazil with an incredible journey in the world of beauty queens recounts her FFS Surgery testimonial. International Pageantry Lavine participated in her first Brazilian beauty contest in 2005, coming in third place. In 2006, she returned to the same competition, this time gaining second place and in 2009 she finally won the title of Miss Paraná. Having "conquered" Brazil, she left the country in search of mor

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Join us at Miss Trans Star Barcelona 2017 – FT is Official Sponsor!

Join us at Miss Trans Star Barcelona 2017 – FT is Official Sponsor!

September 15, 2017

The Miss Trans Star International Gala welcomes FACIALTEAM on the judges panel for the pageant,  taking place Saturday, October 7th 2017 in the Auditorium of Cornellá. Miss Trans Star International (MTSI) is the most important transgender beauty pageant in Europe and has been celebrated since 2010 thanks to the great work of the founder and organizer Thara Wells. However, it´s much more than just a contest. Miss Trans Star 2017 This year the competition has 30 beautiful candidates from different

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Guide to Facial Feminization Surgery

Guide to Facial Feminization Surgery

September 1, 2017

The decision to include facial feminization surgery as a part of your transition is a very personal one, and one that you probably haven’t made lightly. You might not have even made a firm decision yet and are still seeking a guide to facial feminization to see if FFS is a good fit for you. Wherever you are in your journey, it’s normal to have lots of questions. Some people feel overwhelmed by the uncertainty when they start thinking about facial feminization, also referred to as facial harmoniz

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Femininity perception in transgender patients

Femininity perception in transgender patients

August 18, 2017

FACIALTEAM has been invited to participate in an international study on the perception of femininity of transgender individuals, before and after facial feminization surgery. It's a multi-centre, prospective analysis about the influence of facial features on the quality of life for transgender people. The transition process in the area of facial femininity perception can involve a wide variety of different treatments.  Depending on the case, each person may attain different levels of satisfactio

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Relaxation techniques for Facial Feminization Patients

Relaxation techniques for Facial Feminization Patients

August 11, 2017

Dear Patient, I am Marina Rodríguez, psychologist and postop care coordinator for FACIALTEAM. Below I will share a few relaxation techniques which can be practiced before and after facial feminization surgery to alleviate sensations of anxiety which commonly arise during this emotional step in your transition. READ  Guide to Facial Feminization Surgery Relaxation techniques to reach our goal Being able to stay calm before such step in your life is essential for a successful surgery preparat

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Free facial feminisation Seminars in UK with Virtual FFS

Free facial feminisation Seminars in UK with Virtual FFS

August 4, 2017

If you are considering FFS surgery, our orientation team invites you to free facial feminisation seminars UK, including demonstrations of virtual simulations of potential results. Whether you would like to attend one of our UK events, our center in Marbella or simply schedule a video-appointment via Skype, our team is looking forward to providing you with comprehensive information about FFS. Facial Feminisation Seminars UK Get answers to all your facial feminization questions from a comprehensiv

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FACIALTEAM, 7 Years at Sparkle Transgender Celebration

FACIALTEAM, 7 Years at Sparkle Transgender Celebration

July 14, 2017

FACIALTEAM at Sparkle´s 13th fabulous year, marking the event as one of the best transgender celebrations in the world. This year Sparkle was lucky to enjoy wonderful weather which helped make the event in Sackville Gardens a huge success this year; although the typical rain never stops it! FACIALTEAM at Sparkle FACIALTEAM, Sparkle Ball 2017 sponsors, had a great time at our market stand together with AprilsTouch, right next to our favorite magazine: TransLiving! Thanks to the many participants

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Three Pillars of Facial Feminization Surgery

Three Pillars of Facial Feminization Surgery

July 7, 2017

Facial Feminization scars should be hidden for a more natural result. Obtaining the best results possible for our FFS patients is our top priority, but what exactly does that mean? Many prospective patients are apprehensive about such a drastic procedure being done on the most visible part of the body—the face. Will the results look natural or will I look like I’ve “had work done”? Will there be apparent facial feminization scars? Will I still be me after FFS surgery? Believe it or not, we are g

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What is ffs surgery?

What is ffs surgery?

June 18, 2017

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 facial feminization for the overall well being 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 ba

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Advocacy through Research: WPATH Standards of Care Review for inclusion of  FFS Surgery

Advocacy through Research: WPATH Standards of Care Review for inclusion of FFS Surgery

June 16, 2017

Advocacy through Research: WPATH Standards of Care Review for inclusion of  FFS Surgery An important part of our mission at FACIALTEAM, members of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health ( WPATH ), is not only offering the best patient care and results in Facial Feminization Surgery, but also to participate in modernizing the field in all its aspects. Acceptance of article for publication in the International Journal of Transgenderism This is accomplished in two main ways. First

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TAILORED SURGERY: JUST 200 PATIENTS PER YEAR

TAILORED SURGERY: JUST 200 PATIENTS PER YEAR

June 14, 2017

Why does FACIALTEAM have an annual limit? Tailored surgery is highly personalized for you.  Identifying a maximum capacity of any surgical team is important for reasons which ultimately matter to you, the patient.  This "flood mark" is the boundary where quality would be put at risk. QUALITY ASSURANCE Quality of care is assured when the patient care system is well-balanced, not overloaded. The Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery and Facial Harmonization Surgery process functions best at a certain

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Resources for Facial Feminization research

Resources for Facial Feminization research

June 2, 2017

Transitioning is a major undertaking for many women, one that often comes with emotional and physical challenges. Women who have conducted facial feminization surgery research agree it is a key part of the transition journey and an additional challenge to face. The journey begins with resources for facial feminization research. 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 ps

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Should I go abroad for FFS Surgery?

Should I go abroad for FFS Surgery?

May 19, 2017

Should I go abroad for FFS Surgery?

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Video Testimonials of FFS Surgery Patients

Video Testimonials of FFS Surgery Patients

May 5, 2017

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Single Procedure Forehead and Hairline Feminization

Single Procedure Forehead and Hairline Feminization

April 28, 2017

Facial feminization surgery of the upper third of the face.   Cutting-edge facial feminization technique Years of research and experience have proven that one of the keys to providing natural, satisfactory results to patients of facial feminization surgery is to assess and reconstruct the upper third of the face as a whole.   The upper third of the face The upper third of the face contains two gender characteristics that are particularly important for facial feminization: the bone stru

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The FACIALTEAM Foundation for transgender surgery

The FACIALTEAM Foundation for transgender surgery

April 21, 2017

FACIALTEAM is making way for the FACIALTEAM Foundation, a project that allows us give back to the very community which has helped us to become world leaders in facial gender harmonization. Thanks to the trust of hundreds of patients from all over the world who share a common desire.

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The Philosophy Behind Today’s Best Facial Feminization Surgeons

The Philosophy Behind Today’s Best Facial Feminization Surgeons

April 14, 2017

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 by presenting advancements in the field.

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The Best Facial Feminization Consultation / Orientation Protocol

The Best Facial Feminization Consultation / Orientation Protocol

April 7, 2017

Every face is unique, so it’s surprising how many surgeons have treated facial feminization surgery as a “one size fits all” procedure  

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Preoperative Anxiety and FFS Surgery

Preoperative Anxiety and FFS Surgery

March 24, 2017

Preoperative anxiety before facial feminization surgery happens just like other times in life when we need to face a situation that implies effort or a big change, so it is common for a stress response to appear.

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New scientific article by FACIALTEAM on facial feminization surgery with rhinoplasty

New scientific article by FACIALTEAM on facial feminization surgery with rhinoplasty

March 17, 2017

Facial feminization surgery with rhinoplasty is key to feminising the overall facial expression.  

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Why do people choose to have facial feminization abroad? The reasons to go out of the country for FFS Surgery

Why do people choose to have facial feminization abroad? The reasons to go out of the country for FFS Surgery

March 10, 2017

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FFS Chapters published in Gender Surgery overview

FFS Chapters published in Gender Surgery overview

January 20, 2017

FACIALTEAM expounds facial gender confirmation protocols for guide on transgender surgery   Gender Affirmation: Medical and Surgical Perspectives FACIALTEAM is pleased to announce the publication of a chapter on facial gender confirmation surgery in the most definitive book on transgender healthcare to date. The volume was created in collaboration in part with the scientific committee of the European Professional Association of Transgender Healthcare (EPATH) as well as other international e

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Miss Trans Star International 2016 and the art of Facial Feminization

Miss Trans Star International 2016 and the art of Facial Feminization

September 22, 2016

The Crown of Spain´s biggest beauty pageant for transwomen goes to Miss Brazil´s Rafaela Manfrini and her angelic faced sculpted by FACIALTEAM   The trans community speaks to the world through platforms such as beauty pageants that symbolize a journey and campaign for greater visibility and acceptance in society.  These public events are often the main frame to give voice to transgender women within the LGTB community and beyond. In this year´s Miss Trans Star 2016 nearly thirty women compe

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Facial Feminization Surgery at HC Marbella International Hospital – Marbella

Facial Feminization Surgery at HC Marbella International Hospital – Marbella

September 18, 2016

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Lymphatic drainage for FFS Surgery

Lymphatic drainage for FFS Surgery

September 2, 2016

a specialized type of massage given by our certified therapist, Antonio Romero Moreno, in the days following your procedure.   What is lymphatic drainage for FFS surgery?   Manual lymphatic drainage or MLD is a specialized form of gentle massage that is frequently prescribed to patients recovering from any type of surgery in Europe. Since the technique was developed in the 1930s, many scientific studies have shown that it is beneficial for patients after surgery, athletes with sports i

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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?

August 18, 2016

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FFS Consultations in Marbella. The best assessment option available

FFS Consultations in Marbella. The best assessment option available

June 28, 2016

FFS CONSULTATIONS - FACIAL GENDER HARMONIZATION ORIENTATIONS  

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Night nurse service for FFS patients by FACIALTEAM

Night nurse service for FFS patients by FACIALTEAM

May 19, 2016

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Hairline Feminization: Hair transplant options in facial feminization

Hairline Feminization: Hair transplant options in facial feminization

March 2, 2016

Hairline feminization with or without hair transplants? We at FACIALTEAM have a great interest in the topic of hairline feminization. Feminizing hair transplants within the framework of facial gender confirmation surgery (a.k.a facial feminization surgery or FFS) is a common enquiry, so we would like to offer clinical guidance on the subject regarding how to determine the most suitable treatment as well as the timing and order of treatments. Read our scientific article "Facial Feminization Surge

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FACIALTEAM´s outreach goes beyond FFS surgery

FACIALTEAM´s outreach goes beyond FFS surgery

November 3, 2015

In honor of the many wonderful relationships created with facial feminization patients around the world.   As it is said, a picture is worth a thousand words.  Today and every day, we want to thank you for involving FACIALTEAM in your life and therefore the larger community to which we all belong. Often, the smiles seen in our photos symbolize closure to the FFS journey that we have shared together in expectation, after long hours of preparation, learning about each other, laughter and tear

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FACIALTEAM earns Best Paper Award for study on facial feminization

FACIALTEAM earns Best Paper Award for study on facial feminization

October 22, 2015

Proud recipient of the 2015 seal for award-winners. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has announced the Best Paper Awards presented at their annual meeting on October 16th in Boston. FACIALTEAM, specialist in facial feminization surgery, is the proud recipient of the 2015 Best Paper Award in the Cosmetic category, one of only five awards each year. In June 2014, a prestigious international journal published our scientific report spearheaded by Dr. Capitán and Dr. Simon titled,  Facial Fem

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Acupuncture sessions for the post-surgical recovery of FACIALTEAM patients

Acupuncture sessions for the post-surgical recovery of FACIALTEAM patients

October 1, 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the use of acupuncture as an adjuvant therapy in post-surgical recovery   For our patients, the goals of this therapy are adapted to their postoperative circumstances: to reduce inflammation, to reduce pain, to reduce stress and to improve sleep quality for better relaxation. The strategy of the therapy is twofold:   We want to regulate the energy meridians that go up the head and then come down in order to balance the flow of energy, bl

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RAÚL JIMÉNEZ BELLINGA MD, FEBOMS

RAÚL JIMÉNEZ BELLINGA MD, FEBOMS

July 24, 2015

  FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY DIRECTOR & RHINOPLASTY SPECIALIST     In this day and age, the future advancement of facial surgery depends on the hyper-specialization of each singular procedure, especially within a team setting.  For example, rhinoplasties, fundamental for many aesthetic or gender confirmation treatments, are ideally given undivided attention by an experienced specialist to permit a higher level of expertise and ultimately more successful results. Dr. Bellinga is not onl

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Team Building for Facial Feminization Specialists

Team Building for Facial Feminization Specialists

July 22, 2015

The growing team of experts in facial feminization surgery. The office will be closed for holidays from August 17 to 21.   MIDSUMMER REPORT 2015   Keeping in with the spirit of doing the best possible for our patients, which includes developing the very teamwork that enables us to bring facial feminization to a higher level of expertise, the team recently enjoyed a group outing in Marbella. The busy day-to-day buzz in the clinic leaves sparse time to refine interdepartmental communicat

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New Research & Development Department to modernize concepts of Facial Gender

New Research & Development Department to modernize concepts of Facial Gender

July 1, 2015

FACIALTEAM promotes investigation to further innovation in the field of Facial Feminization Surgery   FACIALTEAM continues to decisively invest in research, training and development, three key points in building a solid company base of a medical and surgical nature. Born of the need for new investigation on concepts of facial gender, the team announces the creation in 2015 of the Department of Research and Development, a project that will be spearheaded by Dr. Fermín Capitán Cañadas. Dr. F.

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Sparkle!  FFS Orientations and Virtual FFS simulations

Sparkle! FFS Orientations and Virtual FFS simulations

June 26, 2015

FACIALTEAM was in Manchester for the 5th consecutive year (2015) at the greatest transgender gathering in Europe!  Sparkle! Dr. Daniel Simon, FFS specialist at Sparkle in 2012. FACIALTEAM FFS presentation at Sparkle Workshops 2012 Dr. Daniel gives a facial feminisation group orientation           The orientations included ONSCREEN SIMULATION OF RESULTS by Alexandra Hamer of Virtual FFS, all for no fee.  (more…)

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FACIALTEAM´s own makeover

FACIALTEAM´s own makeover

June 8, 2015

What is the FFS Specialists new company logo?  A heart? A butterfly? An opening chrysalis or orchid?  It´s open to your interpretation. facialteam new logo revealed Our philosophy of always aiming to exceed patient expectations has lead us to cutting edge of technology, superior clinical care and highly organized informational and coordination services.  FACIALTEAM is proud of our growing team´s achievements, driven jointly by a passion to perfect the finest details and a sincere desire to advan

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Facial feminization surgeon

Facial feminization surgeon

April 30, 2015

What to look for in a Facial Feminization Specialist?   Facial Team is an small group of integrated specialists, World Leaders in facial feminization, directed by craniofacial surgeons Dr. Daniel Simon and Dr. Luis Capitán, experts in the field of bone sculpture who have been widely interviewed, keynote speakers of scientific conferences and in 2014 published the latest groundbreaking research on facial feminization in the journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery,  official publication

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Forehead Reconstruction with Simultaneous Hair Transplant

Forehead Reconstruction with Simultaneous Hair Transplant

April 9, 2015

Why settle for a hairline scar that needs a second surgery when Forehead reconstruction with Simultaneous Hair Transplants solves the issue in a single operation?

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TRANSLIVING Features FFS patients

TRANSLIVING Features FFS patients

March 20, 2015

In Issue 46 of TransLiving International, a popular transgender lifestyle magazine distributed internationally, you can now read features on three of our former patients. Since 2013, FACIALTEAM has supported the cause and events of TLI, attending many of their weekend retreats in Eastbourne where free consultations and digital simulations have been offered as well as educational presentations on FFS. For more information, visit www.transliving.co.uk and keep up to date with TLI events on social

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ALL YOU Need To Know About FFS – Online Radio Interview

March 20, 2015

Hello there world! In this episode we will be talking all about facial feminization surgery.Enjoy my SPECIAL Guest Star Appearance from Ms.Lilia on behalf of www.facialteam.eu.  As we interview her all about the process,recovery time,emotional changes coming from FFS and much much more! Make sure you tune into Entransed With Bambie Every Thursday 11AM EST! https://facialteam.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/show_7340093.mp3   En Transed with Bambie Nicole   For those who don’t know, explai

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A woman in the mirror

A woman in the mirror

March 20, 2015

A Marbella clinic has Andalucía's only medical team specialising in the feminisation of facial features   Since 2000 the Andalusian public health service (SAS) has financed sex change operations, however the problem for many people who have taken that step is that they still see a masculine face when they look in the mirror. The only medical team in Andalucía that specialises in feminising masculine facial features is based in a Marbella clinic, where procedures are performed that are not c

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FACIALTEAM leads research in Facial Gender Confirmation Techniques

FACIALTEAM leads research in Facial Gender Confirmation Techniques

March 20, 2015

FACIALTEAM in its entirety, with centers in both Marbella and Brazil, joined together in February 2015 to lead the first training in facial feminization surgery (FFS) at the CMAT-IAVANTE of Granada, a high-tech training headquarters for healthcare professionals.   Co-director Dr. Daniel Simon explains, "The focus has been on developing pioneering surgical techniques in Facial Feminization and refinement of approaches which have already been established." During the session, test surgery was

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3rd Transhealth Initiative Workshop

3rd Transhealth Initiative Workshop

February 11, 2015

Featuring guest Professor, Dr. Marci Bowers, MD/GYN   It is our pleasure to announce the 3rd TransHealth Initiative Workshop, hosted by FACIALTEAM in Marbella. The free workshop series is an ongoing effort to bring together health professionals in transgender care for a common purpose: innovation and advancement in services aimed at improving the quality of life for members of the transgender community. FACIALTEAM´s directing role in this project is to raise awareness about modern approache

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Add facialteam to your SKYPE contacts

Add facialteam to your SKYPE contacts

January 27, 2015

Click the icon and facialteam be automatically added to your skype contacts

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Warm Greetings from FACIAL TEAM

Warm Greetings from FACIAL TEAM

December 20, 2014

Once a year the entire team unites for reasons other than work, as challenging and rewarding as it truly is, but to just have fun!   Our annual holiday dinner is a time for us to simply be grateful and enjoy each other´s company... although you will find more than one of us discussing a case, reading an email, or writing a whatsapp to a patient while at the table!  This year, you can see our group has grown again, moving forward and always aiming for excellence in all aspects of our service

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Rhinoplasty. Live Surgery and Hands On Course

Rhinoplasty. Live Surgery and Hands On Course

December 2, 2014

A higher degree of specialization is now essential for any Craniofacial, ENT or Plastic surgeon who aims for excellence in their habitual practice. Undoubtedly, the Rhinoplasty is the apex procedure within the frame of facial aesthetics; Only through clinical immersions, alongside professionals dedicated exclusively to the subject, may we become oriented in the basic foundations of nasal aesthetic surgery      

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FFS Patient:  Ariadna Arantes, model, open about her facial feminization

FFS Patient: Ariadna Arantes, model, open about her facial feminization

June 27, 2014

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Invited FFS speaker at 49th annual National Congress of Spanish Council of surgeons (SECPRE) June 2014

Invited FFS speaker at 49th annual National Congress of Spanish Council of surgeons (SECPRE) June 2014

April 6, 2014

Dr. Capitán of FACIAL TEAM is honored to be an invited speaker at the prestigous SECPRE conference which will be attended by more than 400 professionals worldwide in the surgical sector. See the program for the 49th Annual Conference of the Spanish and Portuguese Societies of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. In the words the event´s President, Dr. Manuel Sanchéz Nebreda: (the conference) is dedicated above all to raise the scientific level with a select, chosen number of world-lead

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Guest speaker at the International Facial Makeover Congress. BRUSSELS. June 2014

Guest speaker at the International Facial Makeover Congress. BRUSSELS. June 2014

April 6, 2014

Inaugural edition - 2014 Brussels Dr. Capitán of FACIALTEAM is very pleased to take part in a new multidisciplinary initiative, being one of the select invited speakers for the 1st Facial Makeover Meeting in June 2014. He will be presenting clinical studies of his work in facial feminization surgery. In the words of Professor Maurice Mommaerts, founder and chairman of the Scientific Committee: "The subspecialty of facial makeover was created out of a generation of patients used to the internet a

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FFS Results Analysis presented at WPATH Symposium Bangkok 2014

FFS Results Analysis presented at WPATH Symposium Bangkok 2014

April 6, 2014

Dr. Daniel Simon travelled together with Alexandra Hamer of VirtualFFS to the single most important event for transgender healthcare professionals, the biennial WPATH Symposium, which took place this year in Bangkok. In the words of WPATH President, Jamison Green, "`[What a] huge accomplishment and overall success the 2014 meeting was. The meeting not only held a record attendance of 538 registrants, the educational value along with the scientific and clinical exposure gained for transgender hea

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Presenting FFS at the Southern Comfort Conference, September 2014

Presenting FFS at the Southern Comfort Conference, September 2014

April 6, 2014

FACIAL TEAM WILL BE THERE! For 22 years The Southern Comfort Conference has been the result of the efforts, dedication and hard work or many hard-working volunteers and supporters. The conference has been instrumental in helping hundreds of people from around the world make changes in their lives, and has often been at the core of survival, acceptance, and an ability to face major issues in our lives. FACIALTEAM is pleased to announce that we will be in Atlanta for the SOUTHERN COMFORT CONFERENC

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21st ICOMS Invited Speaker -Barcelona 2013

21st ICOMS Invited Speaker -Barcelona 2013

April 6, 2014

Dr. Capitán presents on facial feminization surgery at the 21st ICOMS in Barcelona, 2013. Dr. Luis Capitán presented as an invited speaker at the 21st International Conference or Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Barcelona (ICOMS) last October 2013. This exclusive conference for high-profile professionals in the field provides a key opportunity to share developments in treatment and network with other specialists as well as keep up to date with the latest technologies from providers of materia

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FFS Evaluation: Photo tips

FFS Evaluation: Photo tips

January 18, 2014

To receive an evaluation by email or correspondence, we will need the following: A precise description of what you would like to change with FFS. Three photos: frontal, profile and 3/4 lateral (or 45 º), such as in the example at the bottom of the page. Your full name and surname, country of residence, and contact telephone or Skype/Google+ username. Keep in mind the tips below: Don't hold the camera yourself and try not to use mirrors. Keep the camera at least 6 feet (2 metres) away from your f

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Data Protection Policy Certified

Data Protection Policy Certified

July 7, 2013

FACIAL TEAM complies with the current legal requirements for Data Protection Policy and Client Privacy, according to EU standards, and is accredited by a Spanish-certified agency.

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Carol Marra´s Hairline Advancement

Carol Marra´s Hairline Advancement

June 13, 2013

Carol Marra, I’m a model and a journalist, and on recommendation of a friend of mine, Ariadna, I came here to Facial Team. Actually what I came to do with Facial Team, I really wanted to improve my forehead. I find my forehead too long, and also being a model and working a lot with make-up, I have a concern to have my skin looked-after. So I also wanted to have a good treatment for that, because the team here is multidisciplinary, there are dermatologists, skull surgeons, anyway, I also wanted t

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e-Health & Telecare in Facial Feminization

e-Health & Telecare in Facial Feminization

July 25, 2012

Facial Team, a global leader in Facial Feminization Surgery, offers an easily accessible electronic consultation system to current patients and anyone interested in FFS, completely innovating patient services thanks to the multiple Internet platforms available. Telemedicine, also known as e-Health or Telecare, is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance. With easy to use technologies such as Skype or Messenger, Telemedicine

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FFS Results:  Mayra’s post-op video

FFS Results: Mayra’s post-op video

June 28, 2012

Mayra, a patient from Rio de Janeiro, had her facial feminzation surgery on March 29, 2012 with FACIAL TEAM. Over the last 3 months, she has uploaded several YouTube videos about her FFS experience.  The procedures performed were:  forehead reconstruction with sinus osteotomy, orbital shave, eyebrow lift, rhinoplasty, chinplasty and trachea shave. It is our pleasure to invite you to view a new compilation of her videos, which includes a transcription in 3 languages. Click on the "CC" button to a

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Seeking perfection in hairline feminization

Seeking perfection in hairline feminization

June 26, 2012

Many candidates for FFS not only do not require a hairline lowering but even look better with a greater distance between the nasal root and the beginning of the hairline (Alexandra Hamer, Thesis on Facial Gender) Over recent years, FACIALTEAM´s experts in facial feminization have been seeking the ideal approach to the forehead region, while avoiding visible scars in order to achieve natural results for those patients seeking a brow bossing reduction and an advancement of the hairline. So, what o

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Hilotherapy and facial feminisation aftercare

Hilotherapy and facial feminisation aftercare

June 26, 2012

Dr Luis Capitán and Dr Daniel Simon, FACIALTEAM surgeons and specialists in Facial Feminisation Surgery, have employed hiloterapia (controlled cooling therapy) in hundreds of patients since early 2008, proving its many benefits and pioneering the application in the field of Facial Feminisation. In many patients, surgery brings up feelings of fear, especially about the pain in the postoperative period. We are often asked about the postoperative symptoms frequently associated with surgery, such as

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Kate´s Facial Feminisation

Kate´s Facial Feminisation

June 26, 2012

I was under the general anaesthetic for about seven hours, from 3.30 in the afternoon to about 10.30 at night.  I was back in the recovery room by 11.00 pm, having come round by this time from the anaesthetic. The facial feminisation procedures I had in November 2011 were: forehead/orbital reduction and eyebrow lift via coronal incision; rhinoplasty, and submandibular liposuction. What on earth does this medical jargon mean? The following is my             understanding of what happens in these

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Innovative diagnostics in Facial Feminisation Surgery

Innovative diagnostics in Facial Feminisation Surgery

February 7, 2012

  IN THE 21st CENTURY, ALL SURGICAL DISCIPLINES NOW COUNT ON AN INVALUABLE ALLY IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR GROWING APPLICATION TO SPECIFIC AREAS. Specifically, the field of radiology has undergone a spectacular development in imaging techniques which permit a superior level of anatomical detail.  It is important to highlight how facial feminization surgery now benefits from the current innovations already successfully applied in various fields of medicine and surgery.

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Not just any FFS Specialist:  A service necessary for survival.

Not just any FFS Specialist: A service necessary for survival.

October 18, 2011

Gender dysphoria is a now a widely recognized condition in the 21st century, common to the transgender population which increasingly demands its absolute acceptance and socio-civil rights in today's society. Fortunately, numerous necessary legal changes have been incorporated in many countries to enable a higher degree of integration in the various aspects of any lifestyle (work, family, institutional, etc.). However, as we know, many obstacles still remain. The field of medicine has responded t

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Facial bone surgery: Developments in Feminisation

Facial bone surgery: Developments in Feminisation

October 18, 2011

Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) patients typically are transgender women, although the techniques are also applicable for genetic woman with more prominent masculine features. Many professionals and patients consider FFS equally as important as gender reassignment surgery, as it can significantly assist in social integration by permitting a higher rate of "passing" as a genetic female. With only a brief glance at an individual's face, the human brain registers the first impression of a person;

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FFS Evaluation Process:  Key points to consider

FFS Evaluation Process: Key points to consider

September 23, 2011

Facial Team has forged a reputation as one of the leading specialists in FFS worldwide. ...Each case is meticulously analysed in order to provide a treatment plan best adapted to the needs of the patient... A natural, harmonious and feminine result is obtained beginning with a personalised study of the individual face and the election of the techniques developed specifically for facial feminisation. Formerly, it has been accepted that facial feminisation consists in the employment of a series of

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Transgender, Transitioning and Feminisation

Transgender, Transitioning and Feminisation

September 23, 2011

In 2010, Abi decided to get professional assistance for Facial Feminisation Surgery (FFS). Sparkle 2011 with Abi She is a transgender woman, which means her gender identity is not in accordance with her biological gender. In frank words, she was born with an anatomy that didn´t match her gender identity. This situation is referred to as gender dysphoria. Most transgender people note that they realized they truly belonged to the opposite or undefined gender from as early as 2 years of age. Can yo

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Sonrisas Smiles Sorriso

Sonrisas Smiles Sorriso

July 5, 2011

Facial Feminisation patient with Dr. Daniel Simon - 3 days post-op (more…)

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FFS Patients: Ema in the News!

FFS Patients: Ema in the News!

April 5, 2011

Only weeks after surgery... Ema came to have her facial feminisation surgery with Dr. Luis Capitán and Dr. Daniel Simon of Facial Team in Marbella.  Her surgery was extensive, but not even a month later and she was already the focus of attention! She underwent forehead contouring, hairline modification, eyebrow lift, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, jaw and chin contouring and a trachea shave. Read her testimonial here in English. Ema´s story has been featured in many articles and television int

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Health Tips for the Facial Feminisation Patient

Health Tips for the Facial Feminisation Patient

January 26, 2011

      Health Please notify us of any health conditions and medications you take, which will be kept confidential.  HRT does not need to be suspended before surgery since we will administer an anti-thrombotic medication to counteract the clotting effects of hormones. Smoking As smoking counteracts the healing of wound, we strongly recommend not smoking 3 weeks before and after surgery. Swelling and bruising We utilize a special cooling mask, placed immediately after surgery and use

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FFS Patient: Brave Smiles

FFS Patient: Brave Smiles

December 24, 2010

PARA CASTELLANO, VER MÁS ABAJO. In December 2010, Dalila came to Marbella all by herself, brave women that she is. The day before her FFS , she met with Dr. Simon to finalize the procedures and talk over the details after having spent the morning with Ana for the pre-op tests. It was decided to perform a hairline correction, forehead contouring with brow orbit reduction, eyebrow lift, jaw contouring and a trachea reduction. it takes valiance to come from so far away, alone, for something as seri

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FFS Patient: Tender Smiles

FFS Patient: Tender Smiles

December 3, 2010

PARA CASTELLANO, VER MÁS ABAJO. This November, Marina came to Marbella, bravely, to have surgery. She only had consultations with us by email and phone, but had decided that Facial Team was where she wanted to have her FFS. She underwent the following procedures: frontal bossing reduction, browlift, jaw contour, chinplasty and adam ´s apple reduction. In this photo, she is preparing to go home, only a week after surgery. Swelling and bruising are still evident at this stage, but she manages a t

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Feminization: International Teamwork

Feminization: International Teamwork

November 27, 2010

Para castellano, ver más abajo. Who exactly is the team behind FACIAL TEAM? The FFS surgeons are well-accomplished in the field of facial feminisation surgery, second to none. But they don ´t work alone! They are supported by an international network of professionals, based primarily in Marbella and Sao Paulo. From the first contact to the many follow-up conversations we will have post-op, your personal patient coordinator (P.C.) will manage all the details of your case. It is your P.C. who will

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Why choose FFS?

Why choose FFS?

November 26, 2010

Hormones, makeup, hairstyle, and accessories all play their part for a T-woman. However, many are not happy settling with that. There is still something about that woman in the mirror that makes people look twice, which is actually not what you want. Perhaps it means that the teller uses the wrong pronoun with you. Children ask you the usual embarrassing questions. Most importantly though, you don ´t feel that the face you see is the mental image of yourself. Facial feminisation surgery is a way

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FFS Patient: Alessandra Bernaroli, a real smile, even if it hurts

FFS Patient: Alessandra Bernaroli, a real smile, even if it hurts

November 18, 2010

Alessandra Bernaroli travelled from Italy, accompanied by her partner, to undergo Facial Feminization Surgery in Marbella. They came a few days early, making a bit of a weekend getaway of the trip before surgery. They stayed at one of the local hotels, only a short walk along the seaside from the clinic. Alessandra is very special for us because this was actually her second visit. One year earlier, she underwent bimaxillary orthognathic surgery (to modify a jaw anomaly), a chinplasty and lower j

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FFS Patient: Smiles, Smiles!

FFS Patient: Smiles, Smiles!

October 14, 2010

Here with Ana and Dr. Simón of FACIALTEAM is a patient only 1 week after facial feminisation surgery. More photos of her results will be posted in the future. Ana and Lilia, the patient coordinators will assist you with everything from clearing up any doubts, settling on a date, booking hotel apartments and airport transport, as well as organizing a detailed schedule in advance. They will accompany you along the way, offering a helping hand during the appointments and making sure all your needs

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