Voice feminization or Adam’s apple surgery. Which first?

Voice feminization or Adam’s apple surgery. Which first?

May 8, 2021

Adam's apple reduction or voice feminization first? 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), or vice versa. And, they’re often unclear about which procedure they should have first. A tracheal shave is a surgical procedure in which the thyroid cartilage (not to be confused with the thyroid gland) is shaved to minimize the prominence. On the other hand, voice feminization is

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Facial Feminization Scars | 3 Pillars of Facialteam’s approach

Facial Feminization Scars | 3 Pillars of Facialteam’s approach

May 7, 2021

Facial Feminization scars Nobody wants facial feminization scars. Obtaining the best results possible is a top priority, but does that mean leaving behind unsightly scars? 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 obvious facial feminization scars? Will I still be recognizable after FFS surgery? Read on to find out just wh

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Simultaneous Hair Transplant VS Hairline Lowering

Simultaneous Hair Transplant VS Hairline Lowering

March 24, 2021

In light of some questions raised by the community, Facialteam’s surgical group wishes to expand on the information related to our forehead reconstruction with simultaneous hair transplants (SHT) technique. This post aims to confirm the reliability, attention to detail and natural result offered by the SHT technique. Also, we include images of patients that came to Facialteam for a correction of hairline incisions performed at other centers.  These redoing cases show that scars on the hairline d

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Facial Gender Surgery Training & Education | Facialteam 2021 Events

Facial Gender Surgery Training & Education | Facialteam 2021 Events

January 14, 2021

Facial Gender Surgery Training and professional development events in 2021 are under way! Beginning with a switch to a digital platform for the Training Workshop in March, the team has recreated the 2nd annual event with an ample lineup of international speakers on a myriad of topics in trans-related healthcare. Continuing Education in a new world Facialteam's Training & Education department, with superhuman effort, has been agile in adapting to the new world situation which makes presencial

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FFS Surgery expectations: how they affect your satisfaction with results

FFS Surgery expectations: how they affect your satisfaction with results

November 26, 2020

People tend to think that FFS surgery expectations are only related to the outcomes of surgery. Understandably, your and your family's expectations may also be related to how you think life will be different with a more feminine face. These pre-existing (sometimes unconscious) assumptions have the purpose of motivating us. They may be beneficial if the expectations of facial feminization surgery results are based on reality. However, such hopes can be misleading if unrealistic. Do I have realist

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Types of bone irregularities after FFS Surgery

Types of bone irregularities after FFS Surgery

September 29, 2020

In this series of informative articles that Facialteam publishes periodically, we want to create an educational tool for patients based on our experience, accumulated over more than ten years working in the field of facial feminization surgery and facial gender confirmation surgery. Our idea is to provide clear, honest and objective information that is useful for patients, whether they have already received treatment or are in the process of looking for a surgeon. The contents of these publicati

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Forehead Feminization: 2in1 Forehead & Hairline Reconstruction

Forehead Feminization: 2in1 Forehead & Hairline Reconstruction

August 9, 2020

Facial feminization surgery of the upper third of the face. Pioneering facial feminization techniques Our years of research and experience in facial feminization have allowed us to hone and perfect our procedures. We have learned that performing individual procedures to address a certain facial feature is often not the right course of action. It’s important to take an global approach to facial feminization to provide our patients with the best possible results. One of the key elements to making

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Study on Quality-of-Life after FFS Surgery

Study on Quality-of-Life after FFS Surgery

June 1, 2020

The study "Prospective Quality-of-Life Outcomes after Facial Feminization Surgery: An International Multicenter Study," has been published in the medical journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS). The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has also announced that the article has been voted "Best Paper" of their June 2020 edition, currently free to download. Previous studies have reported incidental data on improved quality of life and mental health in transgender women after facial

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Raising healthcare awareness this Trans Day of Visibility | Free download!

Raising healthcare awareness this Trans Day of Visibility | Free download!

March 31, 2020

Trans healthcare on Trans Day of Visibility In recent years, most of the academic research on facial feminization surgery has been primarily on technical aspects or assessments of outcomes and rates of satisfaction. From there, it is a natural progression to consider the parallel care services involved in the clinical day-to-day care of the same trans and non gender conforming patients. For this reason, FACIALTEAM and Johns Hopkins Hospital Center for Transgender Health have developed a streamli

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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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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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FFS Surgery Training for better gender-affirming treatment | Facialteam

FFS Surgery Training for better gender-affirming treatment | Facialteam

July 18, 2019

A joint collaboration of Facialteam Training & Education - and -  Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health People seeking facial feminization surgery typically do not identify with the gender assigned at birth. This is one of the main reasons why FFS surgery training and continuing education in the field of gender-affirming medicine is important.  Most trans, non-binary or intersex children will know from an early age if their gender identity doesn't fully match the labels and norms being

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