Lilia’s Livestreams 2021

Lilia’s Livestreams 2021

June 16, 2021

Lilia's Livestreams are happening in 2021! See schedules and past recordings below--> "Great live video, I always appreciate these!"  Lilia's livestreams on current topics "...genuinely, thank you. I want you to know that this video had a profound impact on me..."  Lilia's Youtube livestreams interviews and the Instagram "Tea Time" talks are bringing important issues to the table.  The creator of a 3500 member peer group on Facebook 9 years ago for two reasons: to create a space where we coul

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COVID-19 Advisory for patients | Facialteam

COVID-19 Advisory for patients | Facialteam

June 8, 2021

This is our COVID Advisory, Facialteam's periodic update on the developing situation as it affects our operations and patients. Check with local and international authorities on a regular basis as modifications may occur without advance notice, before and during travel. Useful links: IATA site for global restrictions summary & general travel info 2021 Ongoing Updates Data update: Facialteam reports over 12 months with an impressive 0% incidence of covid infection among patients and staff, th

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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

June 2, 2021

Feminine Hairline 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 third of the face is the part that gets seen the most. The form, shape and volumes of this area plays an important role in gender recognition. Even more so since mask wearing has become standard practice and the bottom two thirds of the fac

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Why choose FFS surgeons carefully?

Why choose FFS surgeons carefully?

June 1, 2021

Choosing FFS Choosing an FFS surgeon isn’t something that anyone should do lightly. Facial feminization surgery should always be taken very seriously. If you’re interested in having FFS surgery, then the most important decision you will make is which surgeon to trust for these procedures. Read on to find out more about what to look for in a surgeon, how to narrow down your options and the warning signs you should look out for. What to look out for in FFS Surgeons Choosing the right surgeon is so

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Pari Roehi’s story – Part 3

Pari Roehi’s story – Part 3

May 28, 2021

Pari Roehi's autobiographical book was published in German just after her Facialteam surgery in the year 2016. This is the 3rd post in an exclusive series featuring currently unpublished English excerpts of her book. So her story continues... Almost lost (in "paradise") Even though it is what she wants more than anything in this world, Pari almost lost her ticket to "paradise." Almost lost her chance to have public-financed gender affirming surgery as a young adult. Almost lost her chance to rea

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Our COVID-Safe Protocol | Facialteam

Our COVID-Safe Protocol | Facialteam

May 23, 2021

Facialteam’s COVID-Safe protocol is a contingency plan that analyses potential situations in advance in order to take preventative action and enable timely, effective responses. The protocol was developed in anticipation of reopening on June 16th, 2020. (Updated, original post published 20 May 2020) This type of “preparedness management” is common in our day-to-day work in the medical field already, considering the strict operating theatre policies on hygiene and sterilization.   However, the cu

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IDAHOBIT 2021 – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia

IDAHOBIT 2021 – International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia

May 17, 2021

IDAHOBIT 2021 - What's it about? The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia was created in 2004 as a stand against the widespread violence and discrimination directed at people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions and/or sex characteristics. IDAHOBIT or IDAHOTB, as it is commonly referred to, is now celebrated in 130 countries in thousands of events worldwide. This planet-wide celebration of sexual and gender diversity is recognized by the Euro

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6-Step Guide to Facial Feminization Surgery

6-Step Guide to Facial Feminization Surgery

May 9, 2021

FFS Procedure This guide to facial feminization surgery aims to help you with a highly personal decision making process. This is a decision that should never be made lightly. After all, FFS surgery is not an obligatory part of the transition process. Many trans women decide that facial feminization isn’t the right course for them. If you’re reading this, you might be still seeking guidance to understand if facial gender affirmation is a good fit for your particular circumstances. Wherever you ar

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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 a relatively invasive procedure being done on the most visible part of the body—the face. Will the results look natural enough 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? Will the res

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Pari Roehi’s story – Part 2

Pari Roehi’s story – Part 2

April 7, 2021

Pari Roehi's book, was published in German just after her first FFS surgery in the year 2016. This is the second post in an exclusive series featuring currently unpublished English excerpts of her book. So her story begins... The great escape Born into a wealthy family in Iran, the child happily plays with dolls and loves dresses. Yet at the tender age of 4, they must flee with their mother from an increasingly dangerous environment. The marital situation is increasingly hostile, only adding to

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Taking pics for consultations | FFS Surgery Photos

Taking pics for consultations | FFS Surgery Photos

April 5, 2021

Taking photos for consultations If you are beginning transition, it may be a good idea to begin taking standardized FFS surgery photos for many reasons.  They are handy to track HRT progress, which affects soft tissues significantly--sometimes enough to modify a facial gender surgery treatment plan.  They will be a good base for a historical review as you progress with other treatments too, like hair removal, weight loss, or micro-pigmentation. However, you will need to establish a few control f

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