Your Revelation Journey in Barcelona

Facialteam is pleased to offer the option of FFS Surgery in Barcelona thanks to a collaboration with IM Clinic. In addition to our home base at the HC Marbella International Hospital, you may now consider this attractive location in Catalonia, Spain.

IM Clinic is a prestigious surgical center with a dedicated Gender Unit experienced in welcoming trans and non binary patients who seek gender affirming medical services.

This second center in Spain endows Facialteam with greater flexibility and alternatives based on patient preferences and convenience in scheduling.

Choosing between our center in Marbella or Barcelona will not be easy, as they share an equal commitment to top level care and services.

Each offers opportunities unique to the location, but are united in the philosophy, mission and values which characterize Facialteam.  

Before arriving in Barcelona

Although Facialteam’s center in Barcelona has opened more recently, the experience is similar in all the aspects which matter: procedures, technology, equipment, complementary services (such as acupuncture and lymphatic drainage) and the quality surgical results you expect from Facialteam. 

In fact, it’s even possible to add additional surgeries in Barcelona, such as those related to rejuvenation, a facelift or a neck lift for example.

If you want to consider the possibility of other types of body surgery during your visit , we can recommend specialists that also operate in the IM Clinic.

One of Facialteam’s consultations in Barcelona

Your Consultation in Barcelona

Consultations are held in the city center at Facialteam’s facilities in Barcelona. We’re located in the Sant Gervasi-Galvany neighborhood, which is easily accessible by car from the airport (20 minutes) or from the train station (15 minutes). 

There is a parking lot available right next to the office, in case you decide to come in your own vehicle. 

In-person consultations in Barcelona include: 

  • Craniofacial records made with 2D and 3D photography, including an intraoral scan if necessary and a craniofacial CT scan
  • Facial analysis and procedures discussion
  • Consultation with the team of facial and hair transplant specialists
  • A Virtual FFS Simulation by our expert facial gender analyst

Your Surgery Costs

The cost of surgery with Facialteam in Barcelona is exactly the same as in Marbella. However, the difference is that, in our quotes in Marbella, we usually include accommodation costs. Accommodation is not included at our center in Barcelona, although we do recommend Hotel Primero Primera, which is walking distance to our clinic and only a 15-minute transfer by car to the hospital.

Preoperative Services

Our total care approach to care services means that you will be briefed on the preoperative process by a patient coordinator.  We are here to help you prepare for every stage, starting with any tests or reports required. 

In addition, for anyone who requires counseling support, video sessions with our psychologist are available, both before and after surgery. 

Covid prevention protocol requires a PCR-test in the 48-hours before surgery. This is performed at Laboratorios Echevarne in order to exclude the risk of contagion.

Other necessary preoperative tests are performed at IM Clinic on the same day of the surgery.

Facialteam facilities in Barcelona

Your Surgery in Barcelona

All of our surgeons operate in both centers, depending on the procedures and availability. Our 7 highly skilled surgeons are all specialists in facial feminization surgery.

Dr. Gutierrez is the medical director of the Barcelona center and will always be one of the surgeons present in your surgery. 

The team of surgeons will depend on the procedures to be performed, providing you with FFS experts who are specialized in rhinoplasty, hair transplant surgery, maxillofacial jaw surgery, etc.

Facialteam acupuncturist performing acupuncture on a Facial Feminization patient to speed up recovery after FFS surgery

 

Recovery and Aftercare in Barcelona

Depending on the type of procedure, hospitalization normally is expected to last 1 or 2 nights. You will be on a special diet initially, when it’s normal to feel hungry and thirsty.

The first two nights after surgery are typically the most challenging and our staff is prepared to assist you, no matter what the hour.  We are trained to detect when you need a helping hand so nursing staff will be attentive continually.

You’ll be ready to get on your feet quite soon. Once you are ready to be discharged from the hospital, our transport service will escort you back to your accommodations. As we have already mentioned before, you won’t need to return to the IM Clinic Hospital at this point unless you have opted for hilotherapy as a post-operative service.

 

Post-operative Services

Post op services are performed at SATYA Instituto Salud Integrativa right next to the recommended hotel. Currently we are offering the same healing services as in Marbella, which include:

  • 2 sessions of facial lymphatic massage
  • 1 acupuncture session
  • Hilotherapy (at IM Clinic)

Recommendations while in Barcelona

At first you will be in recovery, but eventually you will want to have a look around the city!  However, planning what to see and do in a city that has so much to offer can be daunting, especially when you are not yet 100%. So we are happy to suggest some easy-going activities as there is no reason to stay inside all the time! For example:

  • The Sagrada Família cathedral is a must, but the architect, Gaudí, also designed other monuments around the city worth looking for.
  • Barcelona boasts nine beaches to catch sunrises and sunsets. Perhaps best for your companion is Montjuic mountain, while you wait relaxing in the natural park Collserola or soaking in the views of the skyline from the Carmel Bunkers.
  • Other gems to check out are the colorful Raval, the majestic district of Eixample, the Picasso museum and the Palau de la Música hall.

 

In terms of dining, with a mild climate year-round, eating outdoors on one of the “terrazas” in Barcelona is an experience that will make you feel like a resident. With so many beautiful terraces to relax on, you won’t want to stay indoors, no matter how good the delivery options are! 

As with any multicultural city, there’s something for all tastes and budgets, vegetarian and vegan too.