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Could Your Insurance Cover Your Facial Feminization Surgery?

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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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The Importance of Facial Feminization Surgery in the Transgender Journey

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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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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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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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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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