The FFS Surgery Process
FFS Surgery in Marbella
Here is a typical schedule of the Facialteam patient visiting Marbella for facial feminisation surgery. Although the full FFS Surgery Process begins from the moment you begin your search for a facial gender surgeon and ends years afterwards when you may reflect on how facial gender affirming treatment has influenced your life, here is an outline of the usual length of a surgical visit in Spain for most FFS patients.
Information required before surgery
As part of our safety protocol, we ask our patients to send the following information at their earliest convenience;
ID: A copy of the photo page of your Passport or EU Identification document with your name, surname, I.D. number and birthdate clearly legible.
BLOOD ANALYSIS: A blood analysis dated within 90 days before the surgery. It’s important to request the following parameters: haemogram, coagulation, HIV, Hepatitis (B and C) and biochemistry: glucose, creatinine, and ions [Na, K y Cl, GPT(ALT), GOT(AST) and GGT].
TRAVEL RESERVATIONS: Copies of your reservations or provide the following:
Accommodations name, address, and if how many guests accompany you.
Full itinerary with flight numbers, arrival and departure dates/times. Málaga airport (AGP) is the closest international transport hub.
REFERRAL LETTER (IF APPLICABLE): From your counsellor, endocrinologist or other accredited practitioner to certify you have been provided with gender-affirming healthcare. (Ask for a template if needed). This is only to verify that your surgery is NOT subject to the cosmetic surgery tax.
COVID PROTOCOL: Spanish border authorities require proof of a negative PCR test result (the nasal swab) within the 72 hours before arriving in Spain. Incompliance may result in fines of up to €6,000 and deportation.
Your personal information is filed in our confidential database in accordance with Data Protection Policy, accessible only by authorised personnel. Please let us know if you have any questions.