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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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“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 […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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My Gender Affirming Surgery Research: Navigating Social Media

“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, […]
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FFS Surgery Videos | How I Used The Internet to Research

“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 third […]
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Ariadna Arantes on her facial feminization

Several years ago, Ariadna Arantes approached Facialteam for her facial feminization surgery. Ariadna is a makeup artist and influencer with over 500,000 followers on Instagram. […]
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My Gender Affirming Surgery Research on Websites

“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, […]
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Charlie Martin, Looking Back 6 Years after my Transition

Charlie’s story, in her words. I recently passed the six-year mark since I boarded a plane for Malaga on a journey that would change my […]
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My Approach to FFS Surgery Research – How I Used The Internet

“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 third […]