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Reddit Users Talk about How Their Lives Changed after Facial Feminization Surgery

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Reddit is one of the world’s biggest online forums, and people there come together to discuss everything from their favorite video games to their financial woes. In a subreddit called /asktransgender, one user asked, “How did your life change after facial feminization surgery?” The results were quite refreshing, and many people candidly talked about how they felt.

A Huge Change

One Redditor was very thorough in her response. She said that FFS was a necessity for her because she felt very self-conscious about her appearance. In fact, it was so bad that she stayed in what she described as “femme boy mode”, alluding to her feigned “feminine male” personality, because it was simpler and easier. She also noted that she felt as if she didn’t blend in with the crowd, which only made her more self-conscious.

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Starbucks Gets More Proactive with Transgender Employee Insurance

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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

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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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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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One Amazing Transgender Transition Discusses her Transformation

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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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What Does Transgender Mean?

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The gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) community has reached a never before seen level of public exposure. Homosexual relationships have been legitimized by the legalization of homosexual marriage. Homosexuality is becoming widely accepted and homosexuals are reporting that they feel far less ridiculed. This is a huge step in the right direction; however, there is still work to be done. Despite the transgender community recently being brought into the limelight, there are still many people who ask the question “What does transgender mean?”.

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