Makeup Tips After Surgery ft Jecca Blac (Tutorial Included!)

Makeup Tips After Surgery ft Jecca Blac (Tutorial Included!)

September 11, 2020

Hey Everyone! Today's blog post is about our collaborative livestreams with a lovely group of makeup experts. The idea was to give some simple makeup tips, tricks and hacks specifically for the FFS patient. First, reps of the gender free, vegan makeup brand Jecca Blac from the UK, who gave us some quick coverup tips alongside Berlin makeup instructor, Nina Kozul.  We also had the pleasure to have "The Pretty Fix" celebrity makeup artist, Melissa Murdick of Los Angeles and help from veteran makeu

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Why you need permanent hair removal before FFS

Why you need permanent hair removal before FFS

August 4, 2020

At Peach Clinics, collaborating center of FACIALTEAM in Australia, we frequently see distressed clients requiring permanent hair removal before FFS or other gender affirming surgery.  Let's talk about why it is important to do right and which methods really work. Why should permanent hair removal be done prior to surgery? There are a number of reasons. FACIALTEAM recommends that facial hair be mostly eliminated before facial feminisation surgery as it will allow patients to see more definitive r

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Vocal Health Tips for Gender Affirming Voice

Vocal Health Tips for Gender Affirming Voice

July 18, 2020

Vocal Health Tips for a Gender Affirming Voice, by Jordan Ross Jakomin, M.S, CCC-SLP Developing an authentic sounding voice that aligns with one’s gender expression is a goal for many patients across the gender spectrum. Whether you are looking to masculinize, feminize, or neutralize the sound of your voice, it is recommended to seek out assistance from a speech-language pathologist with a background in voice, who is also culturally competent in transgender health care. Attempting to change your

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How I chose my FFS surgery procedures

How I chose my FFS surgery procedures

May 1, 2020

“Hello, it’s me.”  That’s actually the name of my blog, only in Spanish:  Hola Soy Yo.  I’m Franches, a former FACIALTEAM patient.  In this series, I share my personal FFS journey with you. Here I get into the unplanned steps I followed to define which FFS surgery procedures I actually had done. My Personalized List of FFS Surgery Procedures By mid June 2016 I had already decided I was going to have Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) with FACIALTEAM. To get to that point I had gone through a some

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Facial Exercises for FFS Recovery

Facial Exercises for FFS Recovery

April 29, 2020

**Christie Block, MA, MS, CCC-SLP, an expert in gender affirming voice care for trans and non-binary (TGNB) speakers, shares her approach in assisting clients with facial exercises for FFS recovery. As a voice specialist who has worked with many transfeminine speakers, I have encountered quite a few clients who undergo FFS during their period of voice training with me. I have been amazed at the level of intricate surgical work done by facial feminization surgeons, and the resilience of my client

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My Gender Affirming Surgery Research: Navigating Social Media

My Gender Affirming Surgery Research: Navigating Social Media

April 24, 2020

“Hello, it’s me.”  That’s actually the name of my blog, only in Spanish:  Hola Soy Yo.  I’m Franches, a former FACIALTEAM patient.  In this series, I share my personal FFS journey with you. Last week, I discussed how online videos were important to my investigation. This post is dedicated to weaving through social media as part of your gender affirming surgery research. Gender affirming surgery research online I use social based websites with a fairly cynical eye. As soon as personal opinions be

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FFS Surgery Videos | How I Used The Internet to Research

FFS Surgery Videos | How I Used The Internet to Research

April 17, 2020

“Hello, it’s me.”  That’s actually the name of my blog, only in Spanish:  Hola Soy Yo.  I’m Franches, a former FACIALTEAM patient.  In this third segment of a 4-part series, I share my personal FFS journey with you. Online videos were a big part of my research.  Here I discuss how FFS surgery videos helped my analysis. Sifting through a sea of FFS Surgery Videos There are all sorts of ffs surgery videos on YouTube, on other sites like blogs or surgeons’ websites, that can provide a lot of inform

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FFS Surgeons’ Websites – My Gender Affirming Surgery Research

FFS Surgeons’ Websites – My Gender Affirming Surgery Research

April 5, 2020

“Hello, it’s me.”  That’s actually the name of my blog, only in Spanish:  Hola Soy Yo.  I’m Franches, a former FACIALTEAM patient.  In this series, I share my personal FFS journey with you. For this post I focus on what I looked for when checking out the FFS surgeons’ websites. How I used FFS surgeons' websites I believe my early online searches were for “FFS surgeons” which took me to some web pages with transgender resource listings. They didn’t have much more information than lists of surgeon

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Charlie Martin: Looking back six years after my facial feminisation surgery

Charlie Martin: Looking back six years after my facial feminisation surgery

March 24, 2020

Her story, in her words, see video below. I recently passed the six year mark since I boarded a plane for Malaga on a journey that would change my life. Naturally I had hopes and dreams about what this bold step in my transition would mean, facial feminisation surgery is a big step for anyone to take. The decision to choose FACIALTEAM was a pretty quick one, while researching surgeons who performed I found them quite early on. I remember driving down to London for my consultation, I randomly wal

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My Approach to FFS Surgery Research – How I Used The Internet

My Approach to FFS Surgery Research – How I Used The Internet

March 18, 2020

“Hello, it’s me.” That’s actually the name of my blog, only in Spanish: Hola Soy Yo. I’m Franches, a former FACIALTEAM patient. In this third chapter of the series, I share my personal FFS journey with you. This will be the first of four posts in which I explain my basic approach on how I used the internet as my main FFS surgery research tool. How I used the Internet for FFS Surgery Research As I was planning this article I realized how complex the topic of online research can be. My objective w

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Workbooks for the family in gender transition, by D. M. Maynard

Workbooks for the family in gender transition, by D. M. Maynard

January 21, 2020

Workbooks for the partner and family in gender transition Knowing your partner or member of the family in gender transition is finally able to live in the physical body that aligns with their affirmed gender can be an extremely exhilarating experience. It may bring a great sense of relief to those who love someone in transition. There are various medical options for transwomen in gender transition to feel whole, which are all more successful when supported by their family. For example, the life-

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How I chose the best FFS surgeons for me

How I chose the best FFS surgeons for me

November 15, 2019

“Hello, it’s me.”  That translates from the Spanish:  "Hola Soy Yo," the title of my personal blog.  I’m Franches, a former FACIALTEAM patient.  This is the second post of the guest column in which I am sharing my personal FFS journey. In this intimate edition, I explain how I decided upon who were the best FFS surgeons for me. In November of 2015, when I started hormone replacement therapy (HRT), I made an agreement with myself to look for ways to soften my face. In the first few months of 2016

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