Category Archives: Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

FFS Surgeon

Why Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics is the Leading FFS Surgery Practice

FFS Surgeon

Facial feminization surgery is becoming more popular – and more accepted – for women and transitioning men alike. For this reason, it’s vital that you find a surgeon with the right experience and reputation to help you feminize your look and help you realize your dream. Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics is a trusted leader in FFS surgery for several unique reasons.

Experience

Dr. Vartan Mardirossian is more than just a plastic surgeon. In fact, he’s the Assistant Professor of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology at Florida Atlantic University. He’s also a Facial Plastic Head and Neck Surgery Consultant at Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida. Dr. Mardirossian completed his residency in Italy, where head and neck surgeries are among the most popular procedures, and then returned to Boston where he researched at MIT. Dr. Mardirossian helped victims of the Boston marathon bombing, and he received awards from the City of Boston and Boston Medical Center for helping a patient avoid permanent disfigurement. Today, his practice focuses on skin cancer reconstruction and facial plastic surgeries, but his office also performs nonsurgical and cosmetic procedures.

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voice feminization

Voice Feminization Surgery – The Perfect Finishing Touch to an FFS Journey

voice feminization

Gender reassignment surgery, facial feminization surgery, and voice feminization surgery are often considered the trinity of transitioning. Often, facial feminization comes first, followed by voice feminization. A higher, more feminine voice is much like the frosting on the cake, and those who have FFS are considering it more often than ever before.

Feminization is More than Just Outward Appearance

When you think of the word “feminine”, you likely think of softness and kindness. During facial feminization surgery, plastic surgeons work to recontour and soften prominent facial features to create a more attractive and feminine appearance. However, the word “feminine” is about more than just appearances; it’s about all five senses. Your voice can certainly have a tremendous impact on the way you view yourself – and the way others view you, too. Voice feminization can help you feel and sound more feminine than before.

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Facial Feminization Surgery – Male to Female

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Facial feminization surgery, sometimes referred to as simply FFS, is one of the most coveted surgeries among transgender individuals seeking to transition. This surgery is designed to soften the more masculine facial features and deliver a more feminine, rounded, contoured face.

What’s Involved in Facial Feminization?

While this is the number one most common questions asked by those interested in facial feminization surgery, it’s also one of the most difficult to answer. Every single surgery is custom-tailored to the patient’s individual needs. First, the surgeon discusses the patient’s vision for her face. Then, the surgeon will recommend a list of procedures designed to help the patient achieve those results.

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ffs transition

What It’s Like to Make the Transition

ffs transition

The word “transition” means different things to different people. Sometimes, a transition is mostly a social event, and in other cases, it requires a great deal of surgery. If you’ve been considering transitioning, you’re probably curious to learn how other people felt throughout the process. Here, you can learn about three transgender women’s journeys.

Making the Decision

Some women claim that they went most of their adult lives without ever realizing their issues with their genders. For example, in some cases, women don’t make the transition until their 40s – when their kids have all but grown and gone on to college. It’s important to note that all three women say transitioning wasn’t a choice or something they weighed intellectually – it reflected who they were, and something they felt they must do to truly be themselves.

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FFS Transgender

One Amazing Transgender Transition Discusses her Transformation

FFS Transgender

Transgender Stef Sanjati, age 20, has always struggled to look at herself in the mirror – even to the point where she would spend 5 hours a day applying makeup in an effort to appear more feminine. However, she was recently able to have Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) performed and is planning to undergo Sexual Realignment Surgery (SRS) at some point as well.

Costly but Well Worthwhile

Before having the $45,000 FFS surgery, Ms. Sanjati said that it wasn’t a matter of her disliking herself; she felt that the person staring back at her from the mirror simply didn’t reflect who she truly was. “For myself, waking up and looking in the mirror is like pressing reset on your favorite gam every day. Losing all progress, going backwards, never reaching your potential. It’s incredibly frustrating, not seeing what you see in your head in the mirror. I don’t think I have uploaded an untouched photograph since before I started my transition – I nip and tuck at my face, reducing my jaw here, enlarging my cheek there… all with the goal of looking more like what we perceive as feminine,” she said.

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FFS Consultation

Questions to Ask During Your FFS Consultation

FFS Consultation

If you’re thinking about facial feminization surgery, it’s important to consult with surgeons to discuss things like goals, recommendations, and even price estimates. To get the most out of your FFS consultation, it’s important to ask the right questions. The guidelines below will help you get the information you need so you can make the best choice for your unique needs.

#1 – What Are Your Board Certifications?

If there’s one question you should always ask any surgeon, it’s about his or her board certifications. It’s vital to choose a surgeon who has the right education. In fact, patients often travel to other countries since international doctors often offer significantly lower prices, but it’s important to note that these surgeons are not always board certified, which means they lack the education required to keep you healthy and safe.

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FFS Surgery Recovery

What’s the Recovery Timeline Following a Typical FFS Procedure?

FFS Surgery Recovery

“What’s the recovery timeline following a typical FFS procedure?”—that’s a great question.

If you’re thinking about FFS surgery, recovery is a big part of the process.

Here’s everything you need to know:

The Day (and Night) of Surgery—You’ll Be at the Mardirossian Facial Aesthetics Overnight Recovery Suite or at the Jupiter Medical Center with Nurses and Staff

Staying in the recovery suite overnight means that you’ll always have nurses and staff to take care you. They’ll make sure your:

  • Bandages are on properly
  • Swelling is reduced
  • Pain is controlled

They’ll also be readily available to answer any questions and make sure you are as comfortable as possible.

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Voice Feminization Surgery

Everything You Need to Know About Voice Feminization Surgery

Voice Feminization Surgery

The transgender community has received strong support over the past year.
Acceptance is higher than ever. So are advanced surgical options. The most recent of which is voice feminization surgery.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Who Are Surgical Candidates?

Voice feminization surgery (VFS) is for transgender patients whose voice resembles that of a male. The surgery is performed after speech therapy is unsuccessful. Many transgender patients undergoing multiple transgender surgeries include VFS into the mix.

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FFS Shaving & Contouring

5 FFS Shaving and Contouring Procedures That Can Help Feminize Your Face

FFS Shaving & Contouring

Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is emerging as one of the top plastic surgery procedures. It reaches out and helps a lot of people. Specifically, in regards to gender confirmation. It helps transgender patients, and females with masculine facial features identify themselves with their true gender.

The great thing about FFS surgery is that it can be customized to meet your desires.

An important part of a consultation with Dr. Mardirossian is assessing those desires and making a list of FFS surgeries that can help customize your face. We’ve created this post to help you know and understand some options that are at your disposal. All of them fall under the FFS category of ‘shaving and contouring’.

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FFS Surgery

4 Popular FFS Procedures to Help you Look More Feminine

FFS Surgery

The emergence and acceptance of the transgender community has increased public awareness of facial feminization surgery (FFS). While FFS is of tremendous benefit to transgender patients, it isn’t limited to one demographic. FFS surgery has been a popular area of cosmetic surgery for all people looking for more feminine features.

FFS can reach out and help a lot of people.

To understand how, we’ll discuss the goal of FFS.

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