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FACIALTEAM: The Milestones

Facial Feminisation Surgeons

Why is FACIALTEAM a leader in Facial Gender Confirmation?

  • More than 1,200 transgender women helped in their medical transition
  • A gallery of hundreds of clinical FFS cases published online
  • Over 3,000 feminisation surgical procedures performed
  • More than 8,000 patients have benefited from our free orientation program abroad
  • Acclaimed reputation in the scientific community, with award-winning research and training programs in leading medical institutions
  • International presence in major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Milan, Rome, Zurich, Stockholm and Barcelona
  • High level of patient satisfaction (96%), as reported in quality assurance questionaires
  • Hundreds of patient video testimonials on their facial gender transition
  • A team approach, with at least three highly specialised facial feminisation surgeons in each operation
  • Among the lowest rates of revision surgeries in the sector (3%)
  • Team comprised of over 42 trained professionals in trans-feminine healthcare

 

FACIALTEAM was founded by Dr. Luis Capitán (Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon – Spain) and Dr. Daniel Simon (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – Brazil), primarily to meet the demand for Facial Feminisation Surgery, also known as Facial Harmonisation, Facial Gender-Affirming or Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery (FGCS).

THE LIFETIME OF FACIALTEAM, FACIAL FEMINISATION SURGEONS

2004
2004

2004

After finishing their surgical residency programs in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Luis Capitán and Dr. Daniel Simon complete Craniofacial Surgery fellowships in the United Kingdom and Belgium, respectively.

2007
2007

2007

Luis and Daniel meet each other during their private clinical internships in Marbella, Spain.

2008
2008

2008

The two surgeons decide to dedicate their energy to FFS and focus on developing the field. They have their first e-mail evaluations and operate on their first FFS patient.

2009
2009

2009

Capitán and Simon attend their first Sparkle transgender event (Manchester, UK) and have their first consultations abroad (Manchester and London).

2010
2010

2010

Facial Team is legally incorporated as a company, with a staff of 6 and headquarters in Marbella, Spain. The company’s first website is created.

2011
2011

2011

Skype consultations begin. Facial Team opens its offices in São Paulo, Brazil. Facial Team partners with HC International Hospital (Marbella, Spain), setting up the team’s first facilities

2012
2012

2012

Dr. Carlos Bailón joins the team as the third Facial Team surgeon.

2013
2013

2013

Virtual FFS is integrated into consultations in London. Collaboration begins with Alexandra Hamer. Aesthetic procedures are consolidated when Dr. Raúl Jiménez Bellinga, an aesthetic surgeon specializing in FFS, joins Facial Team. The first simultaneous hair transplant (SHT) is done. Facial Team operates on its 100th Facial Team attends its first international scientific conference as guest lecturers (Dr. Capitán, ICOMS, Barcelona, Spain). Facial Team joins the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

2014
2014

2014

The Facial Team facilities are expanded. The new offices are in an exclusive, independent space within HC International Hospital. Preecha Tiewtranon of the Preecha Aesthetic Institute (PAI) visits Facial Team in Marbella. The Transhealth Initiative is created. The first academic article by the surgical group, ‘Facial Feminization Surgery: The Forehead, Surgical Techniques and Analysis of Results,’ is published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Collaboration begins with Jenny’s Nest as a housing option for patients. The team attends the WPATH conference for the first time (Bangkok, Thailand)

2015
2015

2015

The postoperative protocol continues to develop with the implementation of manual lymphatic drainage, acupuncture and specialist nursing. Facial Team is invited to speak at the first conference of the European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH) (Ghent, Belgium). The company is structured into departments. The R&D department is established. A new image for the company is developed with a new logo and the official name, FACIALTEAM. The idea behind the creation of the FACIALTEAM FOUNDATION is born. The article ‘Facial Feminization Surgery: The Forehead, Surgical Techniques and Analysis of Results’ receives the PRS journal prize for best article of the year, cosmetics section.

2016
2016

2016

Dr. Javier Gutiérrez Santamaría joins FACIALTEAM. The team now has five surgeons specializing in FFS. FACIALTEAM organizes its first conference in Australia (Sydney and Melbourne): ‘Transition: Contemporary Solutions for Transgender Women.’

2017
2017

2017

FACIALTEAM is invited to speak at the first US Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) scientific conference (Los Angeles, US). New complementary treatments are offered: hairline densification and postsurgical scar correction with MICROFEMINIZATION®. The FACIALTEAM Skincare Collection by April’s Touch cosmetic line is launched. Aldea La Quinta Health Resort joins as the postoperative care center of choice.

2019
2019

2018

FT has operated more than 1200 FFS patients. Dr. Simon & Dr. Capitán are invited to speak with medical students at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and present at Mt. Sinai’s 1st Live Surgery Training. FT surgeons are invited speakers at 8 medical congresses in 4 continents. FACIALTEAM´s Training & Education Program is official, followed with an inaugural educational FFS webinar alongside Johns Hopkins plus a successful FFS Training Program and Orthognathic Surgery Seminar in Spain. Dr. Capitán is selected for the WPATH Revision Committee’s surgical workgroup to establish new standards of care in transhealth. The FT Foundation gains the endorsement of model and trans activist, Lea T, beginning its work to help women without financial resources. FT is proud sponsor of 6 international trans community events and 3 trans athletes: Charlie Martin, Tifanny Abreu and Ella Licari.