The Research and Development Department at FACIALTEAM is a pioneer worldwide in the field of Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery, laying the foundations in the transgender health discipline. It is the company’s driving force behind the development of new complementary treatments and improvements in facial feminization surgical techniques and approaches, part of our continuous effort to offer our patients the very best service. The goals of the R&D Department are:
- To develop less invasive surgical approaches
- To establish protocols for facial feminization surgical procedures
- To create new diagnostic support tools
- To implement complementary treatments for facial feminization techniques (associated aesthetic procedures, MICROFEMINIZATION®)
- To develop new techniques to improve the postoperative experience
- To develop and implement prospective outcome studies for FFS and FGCS
- To organize training and teaching events to ensure the efficient dissemination of modern FFS and FGCS concepts
At this time, the R&D Department has a staff of three, and its budget has doubled since it was created in 2015. Heading the Department is Dr. Fermín Capitán Cañadas, Doctor in Biomedicine. Dr. Anabel Sánchez García, also Doctor in Biomedicine, is FACIALTEAM’s scientific adviser and writer. Caroline Sumner, the media archivist, is the most recent addition to the team. Her invaluable work includes cataloguing an image database comprising more than 30,000 images. This documentary collection, which is made up of preoperative, surgical, postoperative, radiological and CT scan images from FFS patients, is one of the largest photographic collections devoted exclusively to transgender patients in the world.
The team collaborates closely with national and international universities and centers with the goal of sharing know-how and experience and, as a result, obtaining innovative quality tools that can be applied to our treatments and, thus, improve the quality of life for our patients.
International Facial Gender Symposium (IFGS) 2019 | FACIALTEAM#gendersurgeons #IFGS #johnshopkins #facialteam
Recent studies have shown that people seeking a medical gender transition increasingly seek gender affirming surgery such as facial gender surgery, also known as facial feminization. Accessibility to competent providers able to offer quality medical care however is still lacking. For this reason, The International Facial Gender Symposium was created, a collaboration between FACIALTEAM Training & Education and Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health to share new techniques and encourage advancement in trans* patient services. As part of their commitment to the best quality care for the transgender community, the symposium has been thoughtfully designed to maximize exposure to proven techniques by internationally and nationally recognised providers.
IFGS is an immersive 2 day program, with lectures, discussion panels, Q&A sessions, and an all-day cadaver lab. In addition, professional networking takes place after the didactic session to encourage thoughtful discussion and innovation in the field. Invited expert speakers of leading academic programs and specialists in gender affirming facial surgery from around the world are featured each year.
The next annual International Facial Gender Symposium (IFGS) will take place June 5th – 6th, 2020 in Baltimore, USA.
For more information, please visit https://facialteam.eu/training-education/facial-gender-symposium/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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As the international demand grows for gender confirming surgeries such as facial feminization, the need for more experienced providers able to assess patient needs also increases. To this purpose, FACIALTEAM Training & Education imparts education for professionals in gender surgery, essential to improving patient outcomes and spurring on new innovations.
Gender Affirming Surgery Workshop, April 2019 | FACIALTEAM Training & Education#gendersurgeons #medstudent #meded
FACIALTEAM Training & Education celebrated the inaugural workshop "Updates in Gender Confirmation Surgeries for the transfeminine patient," held in Marbella, Spain, on April 5th, 2019. This #ffs-workshop featured internationally recognized speakers offering an overview of the state-of-the-art in three different fields: genital, body and facial surgery.
Dr. Suporn Watanyusakul, leading expert in surgical procedures for transgender individuals, outlined his gender confirming surgery methods. Ocean Clinic presented the latest techniques in body contouring and breast augmentation. Dr. Luis Capitán, Dr. Raúl J. Bellinga and Dr. Daniel Simon, of FACIALTEAM, addressed facial feminization surgical techniques, including forehead reconstruction, simultaneous hair transplant, feminization rhinoplasty, lower jaw contouring and Adam’s apple contouring.
Advancing the field of Facial Gender-Affirming Surgery ( FFS Surgery ) - FACIALTEAM.
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The TransHealth Initiative is a knowlege project with roots in the 2014 WPATH symposium in Bangkok where Dr. Simon met many other surgeons dedicated to the field of transgender confirmation surgery, such as Dr. Marci Bowers, Dr. Preecha of PAI and Dr. Kim of the Yeson Voice Center. Dozens of collaborations have come out of those initial meetings, all with the aim to expand and strengthen expertise in the field of gender affirming surgery. The first workshop in Marbella on Piezo-surgery, which is ultrasonic technology for craneofacial procedures that minimize trauma to surrounding tissues, involved a group of 15 participants who were able to observe use of the instruments in live surgeries as well as hours of hands-on practice in a controlled laboratory exercise on bone fragments. The team from the Okayama Gender Clinic, lead by Dr. Yuzaburo of Japan, also presented during this encounter on the GCS techniques and cases in Japan. The second workshop with Dr. Marci Bowers, a well-known GCS surgeon from the USA, was opened to local professionals in Spain: The exclusive group of 20 attendees included representation from the Public Health service´s Gender Unit in Málaga, the hospital´s Urology department, the regional transgender association (ATA), the psychologist of an association for transgender children (FUNDACIÓN DANIELA), a PhD academic interested in the transgender theme in art, a transgender author in tourism, and the group of professional nurses and therapists of FACIALTEAM. Dr. Bowers now also forms part of FACIALTEAM´s 3-tiered Australian congress on three facets of transgender surgery: GRS, facial gender confirming surgery and voice surgery. Other TransHealth Initiative activities have included sensitivity trainings with Hospital staff in Marbella and many observerships of facial feminization surgery, most notably by the public Gender Units of Sweden and Holland, as well as private institutions such as the Johns Hopkins University, Philadelphia Center of Transgender Surgery and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in the United States of America.
The TransHealth Initiative forms part of FACIALTEAM´s research & development department with the objective of innovation and global standardization of facial feminization surgery.