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 This is the second post in an exclusive series featuring currently unpublished English excerpts of her book.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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It takes a village – FFS Support sessions are not just for patients

It takes a village – FFS Support sessions are not just for patients

December 22, 2020

The FFS support group in Marbella is moderated weekly by our staff psychologist, Marina. Although designed to bring patients together for helpful discussion, it is not just for the person having facial feminisation surgery!  The patient's companions, partners, parents, family, or friends are inevitably also experiencing their own adaptation period parallel to their loved one's gender transition.  For this reason, the support sessions welcome everyone involved in the gender exploration process. S

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You are our guiding light – Shine bright this holiday season!

You are our guiding light – Shine bright this holiday season!

December 18, 2020

From the top and bottom of our hearts, we give thanks to all our collaborators, allies, patients, professionals and staff for making our work possible for yet another year. You are all exceptionally exceptional! In this video below, you will hear from just a small sample of the people who contribute in making Facialteam, as a whole, exceptional too. Not everyone could fit in a minute-long clip, so to you who are reading this, Thank you for your part too!  Every bit counts. Facialteam Holiday Gre

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Pari Roehi’s story – The boy with a girl’s shadow?

Pari Roehi’s story – The boy with a girl’s shadow?

December 11, 2020

Several years ago, Pari Roehi came to Facialteam to have a feminizing forehead reconstruction, which changed the volumes of the brow bone and shape of the eye orbits. She was overjoyed with the results, which helped her to gain the confidence she needed to work towards her full potential as a model and artist. Fast forward to 2020. With a rising career ahead of her, she had grown tired of having to photoshop scars and imperfections left from surgeries she had in her teens and twenties.  “I am co

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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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Coping with my daughter’s FFS Surgery

Coping with my daughter’s FFS Surgery

November 19, 2020

“I don’t know where to begin when talking about my daughter’s FFS Surgery.” If you are here reading this article it is because your daughter has already told you that she wants facial gender affirming surgery (FGAS). I’m afraid my daughter's FFS Surgery will make her unrecognizable Surely the idea of ??surgery terrifies you. On top of that, you think she doesn't need it because she's already perfect just the way she is. Well, you are not the only parent of someone transitioning to say this. Nor

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Talking FFS with Family

Talking FFS with Family

November 12, 2020

You have thought a thousand times before talking FFS with family or loved ones. Yet you haven't done it yet. Talking FFS with family can be daunting Talking FFS with family can be complicated too. If we are fortunate, our family loves and protects us, meaning we try not to worry them. Surgeries are usually very scary because of the risk they represent. So the topic is often put off for later, and later, and later. We procrastinate. It doesn’t make it easier that your family tends to say well-int

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