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Transgender Surgery access, a social responsibility program

April 21, 2017
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Facialteam is making way for a Facialteam social responsibility project, a program that allows us give back to the very community we serve in facial gender harmonization. Thanks to the trust of hundreds of patients from all over the world who share a common desire, we are able to reach out and help a few in need.

What do Facialteam FFS surgery patients have to say about their experience the surgery? Each woman’s journey is unique, but there are some themes that come up again and again in our interviews with patients in the days, weeks, months or years following their facial feminization surgery.

How they feel about the results of their facial feminization

Facialteam is committed to the most natural results that work with the patient’s natural facial harmony. There is no one-size-fits-all solution in FFS surgery, as every woman is unique in her facial structure, proportions, and expectations. Facial Team honors this in each patient, revealing the more feminine face that was waiting to be discovered.

To this point, Alexis from the US shares:

“My greatest fear beforehand was changing my face. I loved my face, the natural face God gave me. When I look in the mirror, I still see me, I see my spirit.”

Breanna from the US is very pleased with the personalized treatment she received:

“The results have me ecstatic. I knew from the moment I started talking with them that they actually cared how happy I was at the end.”


How FFS surgery changed their lives


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Not everyone feels the need to have surgery as part of their transition, and passing isn’t always a priority. But for some women, the confidence they get from looking more feminine is priceless.

In her video testimonial, Emma from the UK says:

“This surgery has changed my life as much as any life can be changed. Nobody ever knows anymore, and that’s all you can ask for. I don’t have to explain it to anybody.”

Aeryn and Samy, both from the UK, explain how their FFS surgery has made such a difference in their confidence. Samy says:

“It’s even given me the strength and the belief that I can actually change my job.”

One of the most moving testimonials on the subject of confidence comes from Jessica, from the US:

“My life has definitely changed simply because I wasn’t able to actually transition, I didn’t have the confidence without the surgery. I was a panicky anxious mess any time I would try to present female, to be honest. Afterwards, it was easy, I didn’t even have to try, I just got read as female and that’s exactly what I needed. I know some people are different and they don’t mind that awkward phase, but that was really rough for me and the FFS got me through that.”


Why they chose Facialteam for FFS


Jessica recounts that she had planned on visiting about 4 practices for consultations, but she knew her search was over after meeting with Facialteam:

“You guys were just what I was looking for. The communication was better, everyone was very passionate about their work.”

Breanna was initially disheartened by the plastic-looking results she saw from other surgeons in the United States and other countries:

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“But then when I stumbled on Facial Team, everything seemed very natural.”

Keira from New Zealand recalls the moment she knew Facialteam was the right choice for her:

“The thing that really sticks out in my memory was my consultation with Dr. Capitan. They wanted to take my features that were there already and just feminize them or soften them, so I was still me, but just a more feminine version. And that really resonated with me.”

Allison compares the care she received with Facial Team to other experiences she’s had in healthcare:

“I’ve been to doctors’ offices through this whole process in the US and I have never reached a standard of care to that level where somebody is literally a phone call away because they actually care, not just because it’s their job. I would say that that is family.”

Finally, Emma sums it all up beautifully:

“If this is really what you want, this is the place to come. I know there’s a lot of people out there that can do this work. But there’s nobody like this team.”