Navigating Facial Feminization Surgery Solo

Deciding to have Facial Feminization Surgery is a Journey that requires courage and self-discovery. For many trans women, making this decision may not have been easy, especially if they’re considering having it done abroad and they are by themselves.

At Facialteam we understand this decision is life-changing yet tough, reason why we offer complete support to all of our patients, making sure we deliver an unforgettable experience.

Preparing Yourself Emotionally for Your Solo FFS Journey

Apart from just arranging the trip and preparing your luggage; getting ready for your FFS also needs of emotional and mental preparations. 

This journey isn’t just about getting surgery; it’s about discovering your true identity and materializing your true self.

Something that might help to prepare yourself emotionally for FFS is hearing about the experiences of others who have walked this path before you. Our patient testimonials shared on platforms like our YouTube Channel, offer honest and authentic glimpses into the journey of undergoing FFS alone.

Hearing firsthand experiences from others who have been through similar situations can provide not only valuable insights into what to expect, but also a sense of family and comfort. From stories of success and transformation to moments of vulnerability and reflection, these stories offer multiple perspectives on the emotional rollercoaster that an FFS Journey might be.

Greta, who contacted us in 2020, embarked on her Revelation Journey towards self-discovery and authenticity after beginning her transition.

It’s important to mention that finding support from a mental health professional can be beneficial for you. With their guidance, you might better manage your emotions and find satisfaction during your journey!

Do I Need Facial Feminization Surgery right now?

It’s important to know that your journey toward Self-Recognition is a very personal and unique trip. Everyone has their own experiences and conditions that pave their paths towards their true self.

Some may choose not to get FFS, others may prefer to have their Gender Reassignment Surgery performed before FFS, maybe having all procedures done at once, or maybe going step by step. It’s entirely up to you, and you should never feel pressured to follow someone else’s path.

I understand that this can be a difficult decision, but I promise you will know when you’re ready for FFS, if you even want to get it done. Just like any other decision in your transition journey, there’s no right or wrong way to go about it, and you should take all the time you need to make the best decision for yourself.

Remember, this is Your Journey, and you have the power to decide when, where, and why.

What To Expect From FFS

Now, if you end up deciding that you’d like to get FFS, you are now welcome to the “What should I get done?” stage, and here it’s crucial to understand what your goals are, what can be achieved, and what you should expect from an FFS. Expectations play an important role from this point onwards, from it depends on whether you have a positive and fulfilling experience or not.

If I could recommend you something, it would be to do your research and investigate FFS:

  • What can be done?
  • What procedures are available?
  • Which ones are the most effective?
  • Where can I get FFS done?

Then, look in a mirror and wonder:

  • What do I want?
  • What is making me feel uncomfortable?
  • What do I want to change?
  • How would I like to look?

This is a very tricky part, sometimes you won’t even recognize what it is that ‘s making you feel uncomfortable, and here’s where a professional might help.

At Facialteam, our team of FFS experts prioritizes transparent communication, providing honest insights so you can have the knowledge needed to make informed decisions. 

During a consultation with us, our experts can suggest which FFS procedures might enhance the femininity of your appearance, helping you decide which ones are more suitable for you.

Also, having a Virtual FFS is very beneficial during this stage. A Virtual FFS consists of a simulation on your pictures of the procedures that might feminize your looks, delivering an approximation of the results that can be obtained with your FFS. These are offered for all patients that come for in-person consultations in Marbella or Barcelona, so consider organizing a visit to Spain.

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Speak with a highly experienced FFS surgeon who, after a careful revision of your facial features, will recommend which procedures are right for you. A consultation with our team will help clarify any questions or doubts you may have.

It’s completely understandable to have high hopes and expectations when undergoing FFS. However, it’s important to keep in mind that your experience may not always align with your expectations. We want you to feel satisfied with your results, which is why we encourage you to approach FFS with an open mind. It’s normal for this journey towards achieving your desired appearance to involve multiple stages, and it requires patience.

Remember, your journey towards feminization is unique to you, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

If you are curious about how your expectations are so connected with your FFS experience, we have a full article talking about this topic.

Spain as a Trans Destination: Is It Safe Going Alone?

FFS is not very common yet, and it’s not offered everywhere in the world. If you are considering having FFS abroad, something very important to keep in mind is obviously the choice of destination.

Our warm relaxed atmosphere, typical of the Mediterranean, and the collective desire to enjoy life, attract millions of tourists yearly. Even a short visit gives a taste of the culture that makes people return.

Spain stands out as a top destination for LGBTQ+ travelers, having a rich culture of acceptance. 

Check out Miss Star International 2023 Veso Golden‘s testimonial sharing her experience in Facialteam Marbella for her first consultation

Being pioneers of same-sex marriage legalization in 2005, Spain annually hosts one of the world’s largest Pride celebrations, attracting 1.5 million attendees from all around the world!

In this website you can learn more about Trans Rights across Europe!

Your FFS Agenda with Facialteam

Heading your FFS journey solo does not mean you are alone. Our team is fully committed to provide personalized care and assistance, from arranging consultations to coordinating post-operative care, we are here to guide you in every step of the way.

Want to know what #YourRevelationJourney will be like with us? Here’s a quick guide on what will it be like:

  1. First consultation: where you will meet an FFS expert, discuss all the possibilities, and come to a conclusion of what you will get done.
  2. Trip to Marbella or Barcelona: get all your stuff ready and be welcome to Spain! We will take care of your trip from Malaga or Barcelona’s Airport to the hotel, and also from the hotel to the clinic.
  3. Having a Pre-Op consultation a few days before your surgery: to double-check that we are on the same path and solve last minute doubts you may have.
  4. Surgery day! Not much to do here honestly, just relax and try not to be nervous!
  5. Recovery process in Spain: enjoy the recovery journey with the care and attention of our Post-Op Team.

Find more information here!

How Will My Recovery Be In Spain If I’m By Myself?

We understand that the thought of undergoing a surgical procedure alone can be quite scary. However, please know that we are here to offer you the best attention in every step of the way. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that you receive not only the best care during surgery but also during the following steps of your journey.

Rest assured, we will support you through your physical recovery as well as your emotional well-being. You will have access to a 24-hour emergency line for urgent matters, you will also receive regular check-ups from our nurses, we will arrange post-op follow-ups to ensure that you are healing well, if you are getting a hair transplant we will provide you with a special hair transplant washing service to help you feel more comfortable, and many other services we offer to ensure your comfort.

Not to mention we also offer psychological group sessions and Friday Coffee Blends at La Villa Marbella.

We organize these group meetings twice a week, where patients can share their feelings and concerns in a safe and supportive environment. We believe in a caring approach to emotional well-being, and our goal is to prevent any challenges from appearing. However, if our patients do need support, we are always here to offer special techniques and advice by the hands of specialized professionals in the field of Trans Care.

Your emotional health is just as important to us as your physical health, and we are here to help you through this journey. We want to make you feel as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

How Will My Recovery Be Back Home If I’m By Myself?

Returning home after a surgical procedure might also sound a little scary, you might wonder, What if there are any complications? We recognize that the road to recovery can be challenging, but we are here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Please know that we are always available to address any issues or concerns you may have during your post-operative journey. Our team of highly qualified professionals is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care and will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the attention and assistance you need.

We understand that each patient is unique, and we will tailor your care plan to meet your needs. Our goal is to ensure that you feel safe, comfortable, and confident throughout your entire recovery process. You can rely on us to be there for you, no matter what.

So take a deep breath and stay calm, we have your back. We are happy to help you get back on your feet and back to your daily routine as soon as possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here for you.

Then, Should You Go Solo for Facial Feminization Surgery?

Honestly, as with almost everything in this journey, this decision depends on your personal choice and circumstances, some patients recommend coming with a companion, others will say they felt like at home by themselves here at Facialteam. But if they have something in common, is that both agree we offer full care assistance during their stay.

At the end of the day, this is all about #YourRevelationJourney, a unique and special experience you won’t forget about – And we’re honored by the trust you placed in us. 

Embrace Your Journey with confidence, knowing that you have a compassionate team by your side every step of the way.

Lots of love, Vicky xx

Facialteam Social Media Specialist and Content Creator Victoria Vera
About the author

Hey there! I’m Victoria Vera, Social Media Specialist and in-process Content Creator at Facialteam! My journey took an unexpected turn when I was presented with an opportunity to work at Facialteam. It has been a life-changing experience for me, from the support and care I received from the team ever since day one to the joy that brings me being able to help the Trans and LGBTQA+ community with our work! I really look forward to meeting you all soon! Let’s keep in touch through Facialteam’s social media platforms!