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Before and After
BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY
ANDRESSA 4 months after FFS
PROCEDURES Forehead + orbital reduction with osteotomy Jaw + chin contouring.
ARIADNA 10 days after FFS
PROCEDURES Forehead reduction via osteotomy and orbital shave + eyebrow lift.
DALILA 2 months after FFS
PROCEDURES Forehead & Orbital reduction + Eyebrow lift Hairline modification Jaw + chin contouring Trachea shave
María Jose 4 months after FFS
PROCEDURES Forehead + Orbital reduction + eyebrow lift Hairline modification Rhinoplasty
Candance 2 months after FFS
PROCEDURES 2 months post: Forehead reduction + Orbital shaving, eyebrow lift, chinplasty.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Facial Feminisation Surgery (FFS) consider 3. Bone Sculpture: Maxillofacial and Craneofacial 4. Surgical Procedures 5. Our Philosophy 6. The FACIAL TEAM Experience: Welcome to Marbella 7. Virtual FFS: A digital approximation 8. Recent Publications 10. Testimonials 11. What to expect Post-op 12. Our Guarantee 2. Choosing a Specialist: Important points to
Introduction to Facial Feminisation Surgery (FFS)
Thanks to facial feminisation surgery, it is possible to modify facial features such as the browbone, trachea and hairline. Our FFS treatments are based on a combination of maxillofacial surgery (bone sculpture) and aesthetic surgery, with expert specialists in each area.
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is the term given to a set of surgical procedures that aim to modify a masculine face or one with highly pronounced features in order to achieve a softened and harmonized reflection, more in accordance with modern standards of femininity. In recent years the facial skeleton has been treated almost exclusively by maxillofacial or craniofacial surgeons. Improvements in surgical procedures and approaches to the facial bone complex have allowed remarkable results in these two specialties. The ability to transfer these innovative techniques to the field of FFS allows us to deal directly with the bone shape. The effects of sculpting facial bone are predictable, which guarantees our results over the long term.
FACIAL TEAM is a world renowned leader among the few centers that are specifically focused on FFS.
Choosing a Specialist
What to keep in mind
The objective of the FFS specialist is to harmonize aspects of the facial skeleton which are predisposed by genetics or conditioned by hormonal impulses in puberty to become over-developed.
We should emphasize the importance that the feminization specialist thoroughly evaluates each case on an individual basis, since facial dynamics and proportions vary widely. It is not correct to apply the same treatment to all faces, instead of only the precise procedures truly needed. For example, some women require prominent jaw angles as they are consistent with the rest of the facial architecture, while others require a refining of the mandibular contours to obtain balanced proportions in accordance with a more oval face. FFS enables individuals to be identified more often as the person they truly feel to be.
Dr. Daniel Simon and Dr. Luis Capitán Cofounders and directors of FACIAL TEAM.
Bone Sculpture Maxillofacial & Craneofacial
By working directly on the bone surface, the surgeon is able to modify the shape and volume, sculpting it into the desired form.
The body’s skin, fat, muscle and tendon (soft tissues) suffer exposure to numerous destructive agents such as repeated contraction, liquid retention, gravitational effect, loss of elasticity and cohesive properties and more. These factors make it difficult to predict the long-term effects of a surgery on these tissues. In comparison, the skeleton is not sensitive to the same change vectors, meaning the sculpted bone remains unchanged over time. As FFS specialists, we are sensitive to the principal gender differences of facial skeletons as well as the current ideals in facial proportions. This knowledge provides the foundations for the advanced bone sculpting techniques utilized to redefine a human skeleton with the aim to achieve a more harmonious and feminine visage.
UPPER THIRD • Hairline Lowering HOLA • Frontonasalorbital Sculpture (Forehead) • Eyebrow Lift
MIDDLE THIRD • Blepharoplasty • Liplift or queiloplasty • Rhinoplasty • Cheek Augmentation
LOWER THIRD • Chin Surgeries • Jaw + Orthognathic Surgeries • Submental Liposuction • Trachea Shave
OTHER • Lipo-Sculpture • Hair Micro-transplant Surgery • Face & Neck lifts • Otoplasty (ears) • Voice Training & Surgery
During the initial consultation with Dr. Simon or Dr. Capitán, your case will be discussed in detail in order to clarify any doubts you may have regarding treatment.
We offer our honest opinion, from a clinical and aesthetic perspective. However, the patient´s requirements and objectives are also a very important consideration. Your health and realistic goals are our main concern when carefully considering your case. An exhaustive evaluation is the secret to providing you with a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs. Treatment planning may be based on a combination of physical assessments, x-rays, anthropometric measurements, photographs, art and most importantly – the self-evaluation of the patient. Our competitive prices are tailored to each patient, taking into account the special offers and discounts currently available. We welcome you to meet us in our centers in Marbella, Spain and Sao Paulo, Brazil any time of year.Consultations are also available in cities. Contact us to arrange a presentation for your local group.
Before your consultation, make a list of all your questions!
The Facial Team Experience
Welcome! A Typical Surgical Visit in Spain
Day 1 : Preoperative Consultation Preoperative exams are performed early in the day. Depending on your flight, you may come directly to the Hospital where your pre-operative consultation takes place. During this meeting with the surgeons you will confirm the treatment plan and discuss the procedures in fine detail. The patient coordinator will help you with the schedule during this week.
Normally, hospitalisation is for 1 to 3 nights, depending on the extent of surgery and your recuperation.
Day 2 : Surgery You will meet with the surgeons prior to the surgery for pre-op planning. One hour before surgery, the patient coordinator will accompany you to Admissions. Immediately after surgery, a specially designed cooling mask is applied and kept on for 24-hours. After a few hours in observation, the patient is transferred to their private room. The postoperative stay in hospital is usually 1 to 3 nights, depending on the extent of the surgery and your condition. The surgeons, nurses, anaesthesiologist and the patient coordinator will be visiting you routinely during your stay in the hospital.
Day 3-4: Return to Hotel If you come alone, a taxi will take you to your Hotel with the option of having a nurse escort initially. Our patients coordinators are in contact 24hours a day so you may rest comfortably and safely. Day 4 -9: Aftercare Check ups will be required periodically. You will always be only one phone call away, 24 hours a day, as we will lend you a mobile phone. Day 10 - 14: Stitch Removal & Departure You will be evaluated by the surgeons prior to leaving. The nurse will remove any stitches, staples and bandages remaining. The patient coordinator will give you any authorizations and medical prescriptions needed. Follow-Up: The coordinator will maintain contact in the event of any doubts. Upon request, we will provide a “before-after” photo collage. We recommend an evaluation of results at 3, 6, and 12 months, preferrably in person, but also possible by phone, Messenger, Skype and emailed photos.
The patient coordinator will take care of any authorisations or prescriptions you may require, as well as support you in organising the visit.
A Digital Vision of Results
As part of the evaluation process, we may recommend the creation of a photo simulation of the estimated results. This is a digital surgery* produced by Alexandra Hamer, master in facial gender differences who also provides a professional second opinion completely independent from FACIAL TEAM. Although an approximation, Virtual FFS combined with our surgical evaluation gives patients a highly-qualified global perspective regarding their own FFS. Ask for details.
“LIVE” VIRTUAL FFS
It is now possible to receive a LIVE virtual analysis** at our London and Manchester consultations. Your photos are modified directly before your eyes, allowing you to see simultaneously the distinct possibilities while you discuss procedures with the doctor. This pioneering approach to the planning helps our patients better understand the changes achievable with bone sculpture. *Virtual FFS has it´s limitations and cannot duplicate actual results obtained with surgery. Fees apply. **By appointment only.
• Innovative Diagnostic Tests for FFS • Seeking Perfection in Brow Bossing • Hilotherapy in FFS aftercare • Choosing a Specialist for FFS • Bone Sculpture and FFS • Transgender, Transition and Feminisation • The Importance of a Personalised Evaluation • Ariadna Arantes, model & TV personality has FFS • Health tips for the FFS Patient Read the complete articles on our websites: http://www.facialteam.eu
The attention I received was great. I arrived with so many fears and doubts but the doctors helped me resolve these with no problem.
The expectations were realistic and the results were as hoped: to be able to pass unperceived in society and more importantly, to be able to see the face I have always wanted, natural looking. I just want to say THANK YOU for being such a great humane team, for the attention received by Dr. Simon and Dr. Capitán, their sensitivity and vast knowlege in the field of FFS. Most importantly, for making my dream a reality. I will never forget you. Thanks so much to everyone at FACIAL TEAM. NADIA SANCHEZ
I found in Dr. Simon a very empathetic and understanding surgeon, as well as technical and aesthetically qualified and accomplished.
Immediatly I felt to be on the same wavelength with both the doctors of the Clinic, Dr. Simon and Dr. Captain, and it’s very important to find the right feeling and self confidence in a major surgery like this.I underwent to bimaxillary orthognatic surgery, chinplasty and lower jaw recontouring. Later I returned for FFS of the forehead. The hospital it’s a very modern medical facility, with the best level of assistance. Finally it’s worth to say that Marbella it’a a very famous and nice tourist resort, very beautiful in every season.So I’m very proud to recommend this Clinic to all the person that wish to have an excellent surgery, understanding surgeons and perfect coordination in the process to find the most suitable procedure, and, not to mention, at the fair price!” ALESSANDRA BERNAROLI
Hello .. My name is Ema Sofia. I had facial feminization surgery with Facial Team on September 28, 2010.
It was an adventure from Portugal, alone, travelling 850 km in search of a dream, a goal to feel good about myself. I was nervous because I did not know what I would find, I felt alone in this process that is a radical transformation in how we present ourselves to the world. But I felt calm because the contacts made previously offered me comfort and a great organization demonstrated by Dr. Daniel and Ana González.
I must say that I never felt alone in those 11 days I spent in Marbella. Marbella
I was facilitated a phone with all the contacts of the team ... I had great pre and post operative attention, almost every day heard the soothing voice of Ana whenever I needed something. The surgery, which lasted seven hours, could have left great pain or discomfort, but the joy was so great that all the fear and anguish dissipated. I spent two days at the Hospital, and I lacked nothing. Attentive staff and a well equipped suite. What pleased me a lot and helped me with a quick recovery was the mask used during hospitalization. Everything went so well that two days after discharge from hospital I went to drive my car to the hotel without any problem, even Dr. Luis was concerned about my daring attitude! Only 5 days postoperatively, I was able to chew food with some discomfort, slowly. I will never forget this team because they attended the rebirth ... I went back to my family after those 11 days and I know they shared my joy with me. It pained me to say goodbye to Marbella but that's life, they did their part and I had to embrace my new life with a NEW well-being and selfesteem that I never had in 37 years. I waited almost three months to feel prepared to write this testimony. Thank you, Dr. Daniel Simon, Dr. Luis Capitán, Dr. Kaye, Ana González, nurse Milagros, and the entire multidisciplinary staff that welcomed me. A kiss. Figueira da Foz, 15 December 17.12.2010 EMA SOFIA ALVES
The Postoperative Period
Swelling and Bruising - We utilize a special cooling mask, placed immediately after surgery and used almost constantly for the first 24 hours. This mask keeps the surface tissues at the optimum temperature to reduce swelling, bruising and alleviate discomfort due to the operation.Bruising and swelling will peak 2-3 days following surgery and will subside about 7-10 days later. Some swelling may be evident for several weeks after surgery; especially following augmentation or bone reconstruction surgery. However, any residual swelling lasting more than a month is minimal and not usually noticeable to others. Pain - The pain is surprisingly moderate with facial feminization. Most patients will experience discomfort more than pain, which is usually perfectly controlled with normal painkillers. However, if you continue to experience pain, you should inform us. Pain medication is generally not needed after 1 - 2 weeks. Work and Sports - We highly recommend total rest and relaxation for two full weeks following surgery. Travelling is permitted after one week. After two weeks you may resume: high-demand driving, sedentary work, and light exercise like slow walking. Intense exercise (i.e. running, Pilates) may be resumed 6 weeks following surgery, depending on your recovery. Yoga, especially upside-down poses, should be avoided for 8-10 weeks. Ask us if you plan to do any high impact or full contact sport soon. Sun – Avoid sun exposure to the surgical area for six weeks and use sunscreen, even on cloudy days on incisions for at least one year. Smoking - As smoking counteracts the healing of wound, we strongly recommend not smoking 3 weeks before and after surgery.
We guarantee that you will have positive results. If a patient is unsatisfied with the outcome, the option of a surgical correction, if deemed viable, is offered without charging any doctors fees. Hospital and travel costs are the responsibility of the patient.
We would like to emphasise the following advantages provided:
• Facial Team is formed by specialists exclusively in FFS. Your surgery would be performed and orchestrated by Dr. Capitán, Dr. Simon and Dr. Kay Kaye in the case of cosmetic procedures. • Sao Paulo and Marbella are a luxury holiday destinations, offering exclusive hospitals, advanced medical technology and highly qualified specialists involved in the complete process of your treatment. • From your arrival to departure, you will be welcomed and closely cared for by an experienced team of coordinators and nurses created to accompany you along this important step in your transition. During the year after surgery, we maintain a close relationship with periodic consultations. • The materials employed in each of the procedures are of the highest quality and come from respected providers with years of experience in the medical – surgical field. • Finally, the techniques developed and carried out by our team are result of years of working experience in FFS, in the aim for excellence in each and every result obtained. • We trust that your final decision will be based, in addition to economic aspects, upon the value of our team of human professionals as well as the technical quality of our treatments.
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