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Could Your Insurance Cover Your Facial Feminization Surgery?

ffs health insurance

Not very long ago, any kind of cosmetic surgery – even cosmetic surgeries directly tied to reconstruction – were considered elective and therefore not covered by most health insurance plans. These days, though, times are changing, and more insurance companies than ever before pay for facial feminization surgery. Here’s what you need to know if you’re curious or you want to find a new insurer who will help you pay for your surgery.

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FFS Before Gender Reassignment

The Pros and Cons of Undergoing FFS Before Gender Reassignment

FFS Before Gender Reassignment

Transitioning from male to female comes with numerous medical procedures. These start with hormone treatments and gradually schedule facial feminization surgery (FFS) and gender reassignment. Many people want to know which they should schedule first, and the truth is that there’s no one right answer. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re struggling to decide.

Understanding the Differences

While FFS focuses on softening the face and giving it a more feminine appearance, gender reassignment involves the reconstruction of your genitals. Though both of these are viewed as vitally important for those who want to look like the women they are from head to toe, it is often difficult to decide which has the biggest impact. For most, it is a personal decision and one that each woman must make for herself. Understanding the pros and cons can help you make that choice.

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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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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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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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FFS Surgery Helps Patients

How FFS Surgery Helps Patients Who Just Want to Be Themselves

FFS Surgery Helps Patients

Facial feminization has been classified as a kind of “rebirth” for transgender patients. These procedures provide exactly what a transgender individual craves – for her appearance to match her gender. Facial feminization is life-changing for patients in many ways, but above all else, it simply helps them be who they are.

Comparing FFS to Cosmetic Procedures

One of the best ways to help others understand the difference FFS can make in the life of a transgender patient involves taking a look at cosmetic procedures – both invasive and noninvasive – that are common among cisgender women.

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Voice Feminization

Why Voice Feminization Is Important in The FFS Journey

Voice Feminization

Voice feminization is an integral step in the journey undergone by transgender individuals seeking gender confirmation. But what is voice feminization exactly, and why is it so important?

What It is

Voice feminization is a process where a man’s voice is altered so that it can be higher pitched like a female’s. A man’s vocal cords are longer, which produce a deeper sound and more vibrations. These differences are very distinct and defining when it comes to a person’s gender.

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FFS Journey

Planning Your FFS Journey? Focus on These Facial Procedures to Look the Most Feminine

FFS Journey

If you’re currently planning to begin undergoing facial feminization Surgery, you may be wondering which procedures will garner the most noticeable results. FFS is a brave part of the transgender journey towards revealing your true gender, but it can be rather expensive over the course of time. Therefore, you want to focus on the procedures which will allow your face to appear the most feminine in the least amount of surgeries. This will allow you to feel more like your confirmed gender quicker. Below are the five surgical procedures recommended by professionals to achieve maximum facial feminization in the least amount of surgeries.

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