Frontal picture taken from Ashleigh before surgery
Frontal picture taken from Ashleigh after surgery
Picture taken at a 45 degree angle from Ashleigh before surgery
Picture taken at a 45 degree angle of Ashleigh after surgery
Picture taken from the side of Ashleigh before surgery
Picture taken from the side of Ashleigh after surgery
This picture was taken 2 months after surgery.
Age 32
Country Australia
Category Immediate Post-Op
This picture was taken 2 months after surgery.

“The procedures I had were forehead reconstruction, chin feminisation and tracheal shave. I did my own research and I could see Facialteam´s results were particularly good. After surgery I was a bit numb, a bit swollen but no extreme pain. My life is definitely going to change. It’s going to be far more improved. It will be easier for me to blend into crowds and generally be social and not riddled with anxiety all the time.

Ashleigh’s Story

Several years ago, Ashleigh approached Facialteam to discuss the possibilities for facial feminization surgery with our team of surgeons. Ashleigh is a 32 year old patient who traveled from Australia to have a consultation with our surgeons to evaluate her facial features and come up with the right selection of facial feminization procedures, completely personalized for Ashleigh. Based on her goals and the recommendations from our surgical team we came up with the following treatment plan:

As Ashleigh considered the area around her eyes had masculine traits and expressed her interest in a brow bone reduction, part of the process of feminizing the forehead region. Forehead feminization procedures at Facialteam aim to achieve a significant and specific change in the expression around the eyes, the ultimate goal of our FOREContour® method is to approximate the original contours and position of the facial bone and eyebrows, before hormones caused changes in puberty.

Feminization of the jaw was recommended to modify the size and shape of the mandibular body to have a more feminine appearance. The stereotypical female jaw exhibits a series of characteristics that commonly influence gender recognition, especially when combined with other social constructs associated with femininity, hence, this is a procedure that is often recommended for patients.

With chin feminization the height, width and projection of the chin can be harmonized, all of them give the face a more typically feminine appearance. Just like the majority of trans women who have been through puberty, Ashleigh considered feminizing the area of the neck by reducing the size of Adam’s Apple.

Our method TContour® allows us to achieve natural and safe results in trachea shaves, with a less visible Adam’s Apple as a result.

Shortly after her surgery, Ashleigh sent us a written testimonial to express how she experienced her journey with Facialteam.

We love to hear from our patients and try to share all these lovely words with our audience as it can greatly help other patients that are considering facial feminization surgery as well. We also invited Ashleigh for an interview to understand better how she experienced her surgery with Facialteam and how Facial Feminization Surgery changed her life.

Hearing these stories from our patients is emotional but really makes our work worth it!

Do you want to speak with an FFS Surgeon?

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.