Facial Feminization USA

FFS Surgery United States
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Facial Feminization USA

FACIALTEAM is an integrated group of specialists in facial feminization surgery (FFS).

With award-winning research, the multidisciplinary team is invested in the innovation of facial gender surgery, with the aim of improving the quality of life of trans women around the world.

Our six surgeons and over 30 professionals are highly specialized in specific areas of the facial feminization surgery process to achieve the best facial feminization results.

We take pride in more than just outstanding outcomes. A central tenet to our high patient satisfaction rates are due to the meticulous planning of a comprehensive patient care process. Natural FFS results with hidden scars and the very best in aftercare.

The before and after images gallery includes over 50 of our patients, with a selection of ages and, more importantly, example of both dramatic and subtle results.

What is facial feminization surgery for patients in the United States?

FFS surgery is a personalized set of surgical procedures through which we modify and sculpt the facial skeleton.

It’s about altering features that people generally associate with the masculine gender by softening their shape and modifying them to more “feminine” parameters. It’s essentially about reversing the effects of puberty on the skull.

The surgery is appropriate for anyone who wants to alter what they consider to be “masculine features”. Cisgender men and women may be candidates for FFS Surgery. However, the majority of patients are women assigned-male-at-birth who identify as binary and therefore opt for a medical male-to-female gender transition.

We achieve the natural FFS results that our patients want from their face feminization surgery by basing our work on the following pillars:

  • A philosophy centred around the preservation of family or ethnic traits, that adapts to personal or cultural preferences yet also allows for changes for aesthetic reasons.
  • High-tech planning with 3D diagnostics to decide which are the essential and optional procedures, depending on the patient’s main goals. More efficient techniques, such as the hidden crown approach to forehead reduction, that has the added advantage of producing grafts for simultaneous hair transplants.
  • Hidden incisions for all procedures, especially the adam’s apple reduction. An intraoral approach with ultrasonic instruments and osteotomy guides to reshape the jaw also is free of visible scars. These progressive methods permit more predictable results, reduce trauma to surrounding tissue, thus making recovery easier.
  • An aftercare program that provides the perfect healing conditions which helps avoid complications.

I’m from the United States –  Why I trusted FACIALTEAM for my facial feminization.

Patients all around the world are always looking for the best FFS surgeon to achieve natural facial feminization results.

Those opting for face feminization surgery in the United States are no different, as many choose to travel abroad for the very best surgery and care.

Our patients from the United States choose to come to Marbella, Spain, because we go above and beyond the call of duty.

FACIALTEAM’s streamlined system is designed for patients who want the highest quality care at every stage, with a focus on precision and efficacy in their facial feminization surgery.

How do we go about this for our patients?

Firstly, our international orientation sessions and consultations are all free.

We’re aware of how tough transitioning can be and want to make your FFS journey as smooth and comfortable as it can be.

In addition, we provide a few incentives for you to travel to Marbella for a better, more intensive, assessment process:

  • A round-trip transfer between the AGP airport in Malaga and the hospital.
  • Free comprehensive consultation with different specialists. This includes a free Virtual FFS onscreen that gives you an idea of the potential results of your facial feminization with high-quality clinical photographs.
  • Also included, a free 3D CT scan of the skull for a more precise assessment and quote for your surgery.
  • An orientation with a personal patient coordinator, a tour of the hospital grounds and a visit to our recommended accommodation.

There are no hidden costs, as all aspects of your surgery are included in your quote. We even provide a nutritious breakfast pack on the morning of your blood analysis.

We want you to feel well looked after, every step of the way. You can rest assured that your personal coordinator will arrange all aspects of your care for you, so you can just focus on relaxing and recuperating:

  • Multiple preop and postop scans and tests.
  • 1-2 day hospital stay in a luxurious hospital with hilotherapy (cooling mask).
  • Lymphatic drainage physiotherapy.
  • Healing acupuncture.
  • Personal psychological support and moderated group support sessions.
  • Private nurse visits at our designated accommodations.

Are you worried about communicating?

Our staff speak a variety of languages natively (English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish) and frequently assist patients in other languages, even sign language.

Whatever your needs are, just ask.

FFS results in the United States

It’s natural for patients to be concerned about how their needs will be met once they leave Marbella and return to the United States.

Rest assured that for at least a year after surgery our Postoperative Care Specialists will continue to follow up with you, no matter where you’re based.

Our patients are encouraged to complete our FFS surgery before and after satisfaction questionnaires, about both the process and the results. Over the years, feedback from these surveys has shown that patients are generally very satisfied.

Our FFS surgery before and after photo gallery speaks for itself. In it, you can see both the quality of the results and the sheer number of patients we’ve worked with.

Face feminization surgery testimonials

See real testimonials of ffs surgery patients

Feminization surgery: FACIALTEAM’S philosophy

In this video, you will hear from a FACIALTEAM patient talking about her own unique experience.

After a decade, we’re still passionate about excellence in feminization surgery. Our experienced team is looking forward to supporting you, your friends and family through this process.

Come on in, you’re not alone.

We’re listening, and it will be an honor to share your journey.

Malin (perfil)
It didn’t take too long to find consistently positive references to FACIALTEAM and it was a nice surprise to find a European clinic at the top of the tree when I’d expected either America or Thailand.

Malin

FFS Trans Testimonial - Malin for Facialteam
Megan
The results are truly remarkable. I still have a massive smile on my face every time I look in the mirror. From the start, I was guided all the way through the process, given advice and able to discuss exactly what my needs were. FACIALTEAM are caring and compassionate professionals who were there with me all the way and are still with me today. As far as I am concerned, they are the best FFS surgical team globally.

Megan

FFS Trans Testimonial - Megan for Facialteam
Andressa FFS Trans Testimonial - Megan for Facialteam
I’m very happy to have performed FFS surgery, I wish you guys all the best. I’m sure your union is already a success and for sure you guys will have a bright future. You were always clear and honest with me. You guys are a team score of 10, caring always.

Andressa

Emma FFS Trans Testimonial - Emma for Facialteam
I enjoyed the whole process, there’s nothing to worry about. Would do it all again if needed. Daniel and Luis are superstars, gracias and obrigado amigos.

Emma

Ashley
I am extremely grateful, my heart full of appreciation each and every day for FACIALTEAM and its doctors for my surgery and all of their patience throughout the entire process! I give FACIALTEAM and the doctors a big 10 for talent, surgical expertise, patience, results, everything.

Ashley

FFS Trans Testimonial - Ashley for Facialteam
Kaylee
I was surprised that I wasn’t more black and blue for the presentation in London (only 10 days postop). Most people refused to believe I had undergone such extensive surgery so recently! There has been no discoloration visible since I left and the swelling in the nose and chin has been dropping very fast!

Kaylee

FFS Trans Testimonial - Kaylee for Facialteam
Keira FFS Trans Testimonial - Keira for Facialteam
The assessment was free and informative. Also, a great feature they offer is Alex from Virtual FFS, who sits in the consultation and then shows you the proposed changes in real time, which is amazing.

Keira

Lauren
Drs. Capitan and Simon, and the rest of the FACIALTEAM group, are truly exceptional. They are involved in advancing the science of facial feminization and practice on the cutting edge of practice. Their results are outstanding. Perhaps, however, even more important is the comprehensive and supportive care they and their staff provide before, during and after your surgery. They are truly world class.

Lauren

FFS Trans Testimonial - Lauren for Facialteam
Lise-marie FFS Trans Testimonial - Lise Marie for Facialteam
I just wanted to say that I’m so happy with everything you guys have done for me. I feel so good about myself, and I feel very beautiful. You have made my life so much better.

Lise Marie

Tea Tea Uglow ffs surgery testimony
[My photos] are fabulous and a huge credit to FT. Also my dentist was impressed how little scarring there was in my mouth. Generally people are completely amazed (and relieved).

Tea Uglow

(Photo Credit: Chris Phillips)

Malin FFS Trans Testimonial - Malin for Facialteam
What a wonderful team FACIALTEAM is! They made me feel very comfortable and in very capable hands, all the way from the very first consultation to follow-up meetings months afterward. I can strongly recommend having a FFS done by FACIALTEAM, especially if you want to become more confident as a woman and successful with your transition.

Malin

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