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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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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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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Transgender Health at EPATH 2019

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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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

Gender Affirming Workshop features Dr. Suporn

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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FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY WEBINAR: Amplifying transgender healthcare

FACIAL FEMINIZATION SURGERY WEBINAR: Amplifying transgender healthcare

April 13, 2018

FACIALTEAM, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health, announce their first joint Webinar on Facial Feminization Surgery for transgender health professionals around the world. The live online event will take place on June 19, 2018, open to a maximum of 100 registered healthcare professionals currently working in fields related to gender identity. The main goal of this webinar is to share information about the principal maxillofacial surgery procedures involved in FFS

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IAVANTE Workshop: Innovating transgender surgery

IAVANTE Workshop: Innovating transgender surgery

March 23, 2018

As part of the team's strategy for innovating transgender surgery, FACIALTEAM had the opportunity for an exciting day of hands-on research and development with the latest in surgical instruments for maxillofacial surgery. On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, the complete surgical team joined the developers of ultrasonic surgical technology from Mectron,  at the IAVANTE facilities in Granada, one of the few surgery development centers in the world for experimentation on real anatomical models. IAVANTE

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The reasons for a Coronal Approach

The reasons for a Coronal Approach

March 16, 2018

In recent months, an interesting debate has developed around whether the coronal approach for forehead recontouring increases forehead length. Patients ask us why we do not use a direct approach for hairline lowering. There are several arguments behind our decision to avoid hairline approaches whenever possible. ARGUMENT 1: visible scar The three basic pillars of the FACIALTEAM working philosophy are: natural results, maintaining the identity of each patient, and avoiding visible scars. The disa

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