Is FFS surgery permanent?
Certain FFS procedures will require placement of small plates and screws to hold the bones in their new position to allow them to heal. These are usually permanent and are not noticeable by patients – they can, however, be removed after full bony healing in the rare case that you notice them.
How much does FFS cost?
Out-of-pocket costs for FFS commonly range from $20,000 to $50,000 and above, depending on the surgeon and the number of component procedures performed. Insurers often classify FFS as an elective cosmetic procedure.
How long does FFS swelling last?
Avoid any stringent skin care or hair products for 1 month. Expect to be swollen and bruised after your facial feminzation surgery! The face is richly vascular, so this is entirely normal. The worst of your swelling and bruising will occur at 2 days post-operatively, with the majority of it resolves by about 2 weeks.
Is FFS covered?
While some transgender people may have access to Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS), an overwhelming majority cannot afford Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS). The former may be covered as a ‘medical necessity’, but FFS is considered ‘cosmetic’ and excluded from insurance coverage.
What does FFS include?
Facial feminization surgery (FFS) is a set of cosmetic surgical procedures that alter typically male facial features to bring them closer in shape and size to typical female facial features. FFS can include various bony and soft tissue procedures such as brow lift, rhinoplasty, cheek implantation, and lip augmentation.
Is FFS covered in Canada?
Although these procedures are not covered under any provincial health care plan (that is, patients must pay for both the hospital, anaesthitic, and surgical fees), the total cost is significantly less than many US centres.
When can I get FFS?
You may choose FFS if you: Are a transgender woman (transitioning from male to female). Are a cisgender woman (your gender identity matches the gender assigned at birth) who wants to feminize her face. Have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria (psychological distress due to conflict with the gender assigned at birth).
How bad does FFS hurt?
Fortunately, most patients report that the pain after FFS is no worse than a headache or hangover. You are prescribed painkillers to take for a few days after the operation, but in many cases a basic analgesic like paracetamol/acetaminophen is enough to manage any discomfort.
How do I prepare for FFS surgery?
In preparing for facial feminization surgery, you may be asked to:
- Get lab testing or a medical evaluation.
- Take certain medications or adjust your current medications.
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
How much does FFS cost UK?
Roughly speaking, Facial Feminization Surgery costs range from 5 000 to 60 000 euros. At 2pass Clinic, prices range from 5 000 to 40 000 euro depending on the procedures you need. We believe that for many transgender women, FFS is medically necessary to treat gender dysphoria.
How do you sleep after FFS?
Elevation: It is important to sleep with your head elevated during the first night (ask for extra pillows). This helps the drainage and will reduce the swelling.
Does facial feminization hurt?
The postoperative period of facial feminization surgery is uncomfortable rather than painful. Although the perception of pain is subjective, in general, our patients comment that pain levels are very low after surgery. In fact, majority of our patients do not need to use any type of medication to relieve the pain.