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FFS Surgeon

5 Things to Look for in an FFS Surgeon

FFS Surgeon

Facial feminization surgery is an important step, and because it can radically change your appearance, it is important to find an experienced transgender surgeon who understands the various procedures needed to create the look you want. Because of this, there are five things you should look for when it comes to choosing your surgeon.

#1 – Experience with FFS

There’s a tremendous difference between traditional plastic and reconstructive surgeries and facial feminization, and it is very important to keep this in mind. When choosing your surgeon, choose someone who is especially skilled in his or her craft. Ideally, the surgeon you choose should perform several FFS surgeries each year. To better understand the surgeon’s talent – and to discover whether you share the same aesthetic tastes – be certain to ask to see before-and-after photos of his or her previous FFS patients.

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Rhinoplasty Motivator

What Are Some Common Motivators for a Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Rhinoplasty Motivator

Rhinoplasty surgery (otherwise known as a nose job) is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States and several other countries around the world. Though statistics continue to show more people are getting rhinoplasty every year, very few people genuinely understand the common motivators behind it. What drives people to have nose jobs? There are three main reasons.

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Upper, Mid, and Lower Facelift

What’s the Difference between an Upper, Mid, and Lower Facelift?

Upper, Mid, and Lower Facelift

These days, the word “facelift” is no longer a catchall term for a single surgery. In fact, there are many different types of facelifts, and some are targeted to certain areas of your face. Here, you will learn the differences between upper, mid, and lower facelifts so you can make the best decisions for your own unique needs.

What Is a Facelift?

Typically, when you hear the word “facelift” used in a generic sense, it typically refers to a procedure that changes the appearance of everything below one’s ears. It’s the bottom two-thirds of the face, for the most part. During this sort of surgery, the goal is to pull the skin tighter and reposition it to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, to remove sagging skin, and more. A full facelift can take years off your appearance if done properly and by an experienced, talented plastic surgeon.

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ffs journey

The Importance of Facial Feminization Surgery in the Transgender Journey

ffs journey

Many people today believe that facial feminization surgery – also known as FFS – is a strictly cosmetic procedure meant to enhance a person’s looks. This notion, however, is false.

For many transgender people, FFS is a matter of seeing on the outside what they feel on the inside – not to mention a huge safety matter.

When transgender, it does not matter where you are or what you are doing. At any time, you could become the victim of extreme violence due to anti-LGBTQ activists, certain religious communities, or simply a close-minded person in general. Although all people are at risk for bullying or street violence, the transgender community is at as much as two to three times at risk. They are often sought out to be targeted and are often the victims of sex crimes simply because of “who they are” – or rather, what some people see them as.

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transgender high school

What High School Is Really Like for Transgender Teens

transgender high school

High school is a difficult enough time, where teenagers begin to transition from child to adult all while dealing with fluctuating hormones and a multitude of firsts – first date, car, job. But the teenage kingdom of high school is even more difficult when transgender students make the bold, brave step to show the world who they really are.

Some transgender students have the safety net of a fiercely supportive family and friends. Others are not so lucky. Even those with advocates by their side often state they feel lonely, misunderstood, and far from accepted. Bullying is a common issue with these students, and these mean-spirited subjugations often lead to depression, anxiety, or even suicide.

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Scalp Micropigmentation vs Follicular Regener 8 vs Hair Transplant Surgery

Scalp Micropigmentation vs. Follicular Regener-8 vs. Hair Transplant Surgery

Scalp Micropigmentation vs Follicular Regener 8 vs Hair Transplant Surgery

Scalp micropigmentation, Follicular Reger-8 (FR-8) and hair transplant surgery are the three most common treatment options among men and women who have thinning hair. Each one is uniquely different from the next and comes with its own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. Here, you can learn more about each one so that you can make the best possible decision for your own needs.

Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a process that, much like a tattoo, provides aesthetic results with the use of semi-permanent ink injected just under the skin of the scalp.

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Men Getting Plastic Surgery

5 Reasons Why More Men are Diving into the Facial Plastic Surgery Scene

Men Getting Plastic Surgery

Just a few decades ago, plastic surgery was something only women did – and they rarely talked about it or even admitted it afterward. These days, though, things have certainly changed. More men than ever before are embracing the benefits of facial plastic surgery, and they are doing so for a variety of reasons.

More Self Esteem

Self-esteem issues are not limited to just women since men can feel just as self-conscious about their appearances. Things like scars and the natural aging process can take a toll on one’s youthful looks, and over time, this can lead to low self-esteem and perhaps even depression. Over the last several years, men have discovered that plastic surgery can be an excellent solution. With newer and less invasive procedures available, it’s possible to look younger than ever with little recovery time, and that’s attractive to today’s men.

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Post Facial Plastic Surgery

Lifestyle Changes to Make Post Facial Plastic Surgery

Post Facial Plastic Surgery

If you have just had plastic surgery, you’re scheduled for a surgery, or you’re simply considering it, there are many different things you need to think about. Of these, lifestyle changes should be at the top of the priority list – especially if you want to heal quickly and maintain your results for as long as possible. Below, you will learn more about some of the best lifestyle changes you can make after facial plastic surgery.

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Scalp Micropigmentation Can Do Wonders

How Scalp Micropigmentation Can Do Wonders if You’re Balding

Micropigmentation

About half of all men and about a quarter of all women will experience some sort of noticeable hair loss as they progress through their 30s, and while it’s barely noticeable for some, for others, it can have a tremendous impact on their self-esteem. Fortunately, treatments options like scalp micropigmentation are simple, effective, and able to help these individuals feel better about their appearances.

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Extra Skin Neck

Hate That Extra Skin on Your Neck? Here’s How it Can Be Fixed

Extra Skin Neck

As you get older, your skin begins to produce collagen more slowly, which results in loss of elasticity. Throughout the years, the combination of this loss of elasticity and the forces of gravity can cause your skin to loosen, particularly in areas like your neck. If you have extra skin in this area that is making you look older than you’d like, there’s a procedure called a neck lift that can help you feel much better about your appearance.

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