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Facial Feminization Surgery Recovery

Recovering from Facial Feminization Surgery: What You Should Know

Facial Feminization Surgery Recovery

If you’re scheduled for facial feminization surgery, there’s a very good chance you are experiencing an excitement unlike anything else you’ve ever felt before. This is your opportunity to become the person you’ve always been and feel happy about the woman staring back at you in the mirror. Despite this excitement, it’s vital that you take the time to prepare yourself for the recovery. Though it’s different for everyone, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Preventing Hair Loss

Tips on How to Prevent Hair Loss

Preventing Hair Loss

There are numerous factors that directly and indirectly cause hair loss. Though some of these factors (like genetics) may be out of your control, there are several different things you can do to prevent hair loss and perhaps even regrow the hair you’ve already lost. Here are some tips for men and women alike who are concerned about thinning hair or balding.

Eat a Healthy Diet

The very first thing you can do to help minimize the risk of hair loss involves eating a healthy, balanced diet. Ensuring you get at least five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables daily is important, as is consuming lean proteins like chicken breast, pork tenderloin, legumes, and low-fat dairy products. Your body relies on adequate nutrition to fuel everything from the beat of your heart to your growing hair, so if you’re concerned about the risk of balding or thinning hair, this is a good place to start.

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Dark Circle Eyes

Can Botox Be Used Under the Eyes for Dark Circles or Bags?

Dark Circle Eyes

Botox has been around for quite some time now, and while it’s most commonly known as one of the best and least invasive ways to relax lines and wrinkles on the face, it can also be used to serve other purposes. Though it has not been approved by the FDA to treat dark circles or bags under your eyes, studies have suggested that it may be an ideal treatment option in some cases.

Off-Label Use

When a medication is used for a purpose that is not specifically indicated by the FDA, this is considered off-label use. Such uses of drugs have not been studied in the same way as primary uses, and this means there may be more risk to patients. Due to this, a drug company cannot promote any of its drugs for off-label uses, but doctors are allowed to prescribe and use medications in this way if they so choose as long as their patients are made aware of the potential complications and risks.  

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new lip surgery

Is a New Lip Surgery on the Horizon?

new lip surgery

Women – and especially young women – have had a fascination with their lips for decades. Thick, full, pouty lips are considered beautiful and sexy, and because many women want to be beautiful and sexy themselves, they seek surgical procedures, implants, and injections. However, while stars like Pamela Anderson (in the 90s) and Kylie Jenner (more recently) were proud of their lip fillers and injections, these days, it’s all about lip lift surgery.

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Plastic Surgery Growing

Consumer Demands in Plastic Surgery are Growing

 

Plastic Surgery Growing

A recent survey from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, or ASPS, has shown that the best plastic surgeons in the country are ready to learn new skills and techniques to help them keep up with demand over the next decade. During “Plastic Surgery: The Meeting 2018” that took place in Chicago in September 2018, it was clear that consumer demand will continue to rise.

Key Takeaways from the ASPS Survey

The number and type of plastic surgeries in the United States continues to climb year after year. In 2017 alone, some 17.5 cosmetic procedures were performed across the country – a number that has likely already been surpassed in 2018. During the meeting of board-certified plastic surgeons, several things were made clear:

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Transgender Health Insurance

Starbucks Gets More Proactive with Transgender Employee Insurance

Transgender Health Insurance

For many years, transgender employees have lobbied for better health insurance that helps pay for everything from hormone treatments to gender reassignment surgery. That lobbying appears to have sparked Starbucks – one of the best-known coffee shops in the country – to include numerous treatments common among transgender patients in their list of covered services.

Employee Healthcare for Transgender Employees in America

Per a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2014 titled The State of Transgender Health Care: Policy, Law, and Medical Frameworks, about 0.3% of the American population identify as transgender, representing roughly one million people. The same paper also argues that many of the medical procedures and treatments sought by transgender people across the country are, in fact, medically necessary. Nonetheless, the vast majority of employer-provided healthcare policies do not cover the treatments, claiming they are no different from other cosmetic procedures.

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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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