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 Surgery which make up the core techniques in Facial Gender Surgery. The talk will include discussion on the topics of the evaluation process, diagnosis and treatments, with a brief review of the frequent facial feminisation techniques, such as the forehead reconstruction and Adam’s apple reduction. Clinical cases will be shared to illustrate important points of transgender healthcare management which are key for success in outcomes, from both the medical and the patient perspective.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health works with a complete team of dedicated specialists aimed at reducing healthcare disparities for transgender and intersex people through world-class clinical care, medical education and research.
The keynote speakers to be featured are:
- Devin O’Brien-Coon, Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine from Baltimore, USA. He is currently leading the multidisciplinary team dedicated to comprehensive healthcare for transgender patients.
- Dr Luis Capitán and Dr. Daniel Simon, both Co-Directors and Head Surgeons of FACIALTEAM, pioneering surgical group in the facial feminizing process.
Facial Feminization in the frame of Transgender Healthcare
After decades of hard work in transgender healthcare, today the importance of gender confirming surgery, hormone treatment and psychological support are widely recognized. However, little attention has been focused on facial gender confirmation.
Facial gender surgery is not a cosmetic procedure. It is the treatment sought by thousands of people which enables a more confident expression of the true identity of the patient. The high demand is no surprise considering they are people who, after FFS Surgery, report having a newfound confidence that enables common privileges most take for granted: social acceptance, work opportunities, protection from discrimination and violence. A study currently in progress on feminine self-perception is likely to show how facial feminization surgery positively influences the individual’s self-esteem.
FACIALTEAM’s TransHealth Initiative strongly supports the concept that Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery can affect the patient’s self-image, leading to a more successful transition and better quality of life in general.
PIONEERING TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE: RESEARCH
On the path of developing transgender healthcare, FACIALTEAM frequently participates in research and worldwide scientific conferences on the topic.
It’s easy keep up to date with our research and development activity by checking our Research section.
PIONEERING TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE: TRAINING
Preparing the future generation of professionals in transgender healthcare involves training: presentations, workshops, observerships, and more. In addition, practice in procedures means hands-on training, such as the recent surgical trial (cadaver lab) conducted at IAVANTE, multidisciplinary center for scientific innovation in Granada, Spain.
The next event is coming up this month (April 27, 2018) in New York, where Dr. Simon will speak on FFS Surgery at the Live Surgery Training Course For Gender Affirmation Procedures hosted by Mount Sinai University and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).
At the beginning of 2018, FACIALTEAM center in Marbella Spain, received some Medicine students for an observership related to Biosanitary Research. Their conclusions impressed the jury who highlighted their innovative approach to basic medical concepts in the IV BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH STUDENT’S CONVENTION.
If you are a transgender health professional and wish to know more about our appearances, please visit the Scientific Events section of our website on a regular basis.