Facial Feminization

Facial Feminization is the male to female surgical procedure used to achieve the finest and sweetest facial features possible for transgender women.

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Facial Feminization in Spain

Facial Feminization surgery involves several plastic surgery techniques that modify the contour of the forehead, the region around the eyes, the nose, the cheeks and the lips, as well as the jaw and the chin to provide the most feminine appearance possible in the face of the transsexual woman.

The face is the first contact we offer the world and represents the most important non-verbal expression between people. Given its psychological and social significance, any appearance that is out of the ordinary produces great discomfort, anxiety and lack of confidence, especially in personal relationships.

For these reasons, many transgender women choose to undergo these techniques as an important step in their gender transition.

The surgeon will determine which techniques are most appropriate for the patient, always taking into account the specific characteristics of her face.

VidasPrime puts at your disposal prestigious doctors with extensive experience in this surgery who apply the most successful techniques.

You will have a female face with excellent aesthetic results that corresponds to your identity, improving your self-esteem and contributing to considerably cure gender dysphoria.

We know how important it is to take this step to start a full life, so we want to be by your side and offer you support at all times during this process. In addition, we offer you quick access to our clinics without waiting lists.

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    Treatment characteristics

    This surgical procedure is suitable for adult transgender women with documented gender dysphoria who have undergone the necessary psychological evaluations and hormonal treatments to reach the final transition stage.

    Before the gender reassignment intervention is performed, the following requirements need to be met, as the changes the patient undergoes are irreversible:

    • Being of full legal age.
    •  Have undergone hormonal therapy for a minimum period of 9 months before the gender reassignment intervention.
    • Maintain contact with a psychologist who can rule out the existence of a transitory psychological condition and who certifies that the patient suffers a real process of transsexuality.
    • Have a certificate processed by a psychiatrist that confirms the diagnosis of transsexuality. This is a necessary legal requirement to carry out the surgical procedure.
    • Sign an informed consent that states the irreversibility of the surgery as well as the possible complications resulting from it.
    Facial Feminization consists of several surgeries that will depend on the specific characteristics of each patient.

    These are some of the procedures most in demand by transgender women:

    • Forehead Contouring
    • Blepharoplasty
    • Cheek augmentation
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Mentoplasty: chin and facial profile surgery
    • Facelift or Rhytidectomy
    • Thiroplasty or Adam’s Apple Reduction

    After Facial Feminization and recovery, you will have a feminine face with excellent aesthetic results that correspond to your identity, improving your self-esteem and contributing to considerably remedy gender dysphoria.

    During the recovery period, the medical specialists involved in your treatment will follow the evolution of your facial features and resolve any doubts or complications that may arise.

    It is possible that the definitive results will not appear until several months after the facial feminization surgery.

    If everything goes well, you could return to home two weeks after the operation, but if possible, it would be recommendable to stay in Spain for two or three weeks in order to monitor your recovery.

    You should be fully recovered in two months.

    Relevant information

    Advantages

    • Transformation according to your sexual identity
    • Significant improvement in the quality of life of transgender women
    • Increased self-confidence
    • Emotional stability

    Risks

    • Reaction to the anesthesia
    • Blood clots
    • Infection

    Treatment itinerary

    Before treatment

    • Check that you have prepared all the personal documentation (credit card, cash, passport, Identity Card…), medical (reports, prescriptions, images…) and travel (confirmation of accommodation booking, travel tickets…)​.
    • If you take medication of any kind not related to the surgery, do not forget to take with you the necessary amount for your stay in Spain, as well as the medical prescription that will allow you to travel with it without problems.​

    During treatment

    • Once you are in Spain, you will have to make an appointment with your specialist. During this visit, the doctor will open your medical record (for which you will be asked to provide all your medical documentation), perform a physical examination and tell you if any further tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis.
    • If it is not necessary and everything is confirmed, your doctor will tell you when you must go to the preoperative study and will confirm the time of admission for the day of your surgery.​
    • If the surgeon has told you to stop taking any medication a few days before the surgery, such as anticoagulants, please do not forget to follow the exact instructions given by the doctor or you will not be able to have the operation!
    • The same goes for any fasting that the doctor indicates, if you do not comply – You will not be able to have the surgery either.

    After treatment

    • After your surgery, you must rest and not exert yourself or play sports for at least the first month following surgery. After approximately three or four weeks (depending on the surgery performed), you will have to contact the professional who supervises the hormonation to readjust it.
    • You will need to wear a special bandage or brace up to 10 days after the surgery in order to facilitate the recovery and adaptation of the skin.
    • You should follow your doctor’s instructions until your face has fully recovered.
    • Keep in mind that your successful recovery also depends on you!.

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