Transition Update 9: Day 560 – Facial Feminization Surgery

By | December 6, 2016

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Well, it’s been a little over six weeks since I had facial feminization surgery with Dr. Spiegel in Boston. I wouldn’t say I’m fully recovered yet, especially in places where scars are still clear. However, I’m feeling and looking way better than I was!

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The recovery for the surgery was pretty rough. I took two and half weeks off from work and looked like a mess during that time. In the first few days I was so swollen I could barely see, drink, eat, or talk. Heck, it took two weeks to be able to start eating solid food again. The picture on the right was me three days after surgery.

I stayed overnight at the hospital after the surgery. My first night back at home ended up with me getting a slight infection, a fever of 103, and me needing to go to the ER. Fortunately, I had my dad and sister take turns spending time at my house to take care of me for the first week or so.

One of the good parts of how the FFS was done by Dr. Spiegel was that out of the ten incisions I had, seven of them were inside my mouth. Sure it made eating and talking a real pain for a few weeks, but all those scars won’t be all over my face. The worst of the incisions is about 14 inches long and extends from the top of one ear, goes across my hairline, and goes all the way to the top of my other ear. Also, my scalp will still be numb for about 6 to 8 months.

It’s striking to see the before and after pictures of the different angles of my face. You can see the differences the most in my nose, brow depth, chin, cheeks, and jawline. This may not be 100% how I end up looking since I’m still only six weeks post op. I did these before and after pictures with a relaxed face so you could more clearly see the details.

before and after

I have one other last bit of good news. My next next surgery, breast augmentation, got moved up three weeks by the doctor and I’ll be having it in just one month from today! Here’s hoping that recovery should be a bit easier than what I just went through. I’m really excited for it!

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4 days 5 hours ago

Congratulation wish i could afford to have it done to me you are so lucky

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8 days 7 hours ago

Sam, I’ve recently realized that I am also trans and your blog is helping me so, so much to have a really solid point of comparison. I know it’s a YMMV situation, but holy crap are you ever giving me hope for myself. I hope you’re well and as this should go without saying: I really love your work. Keep being you.

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10 days 23 hours ago

SF. When is your next transition update? I’m psyched to see how far you’ve gone since your last update.

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11 days 4 hours ago

wow realy so cute.. you are becoming a so beautiful girl. i will be the luckiest man in the world if i have a gf like you 🙂

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14 days 2 hours ago

I’m curious too, SF. I’m curious to see how far you’ve come in your transition.

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20 days 54 minutes ago

When’s the next update due?

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1 month 4 days ago

Hows the Transition going we havent had an update for a while?

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1 month 7 days ago

Really wonderfully done – no hint of masculinity in your face now!

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1 month 9 days ago

Hallo Sam ich wünsche dir viel Glück und Erfolg auf deinem weg und wollte fragen wann dein nächster Post kommt

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1 month 10 days ago

Hope you’re making the right choice. This is something you can’t “take back” later. Best of luck!

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1 month 18 days ago

Am I now an Abomination? I saw only a few veterans who dressed up and went through hormone replacement. Estrogen and Progesterone on the male is dangerous.. Risperidone is just as dangerous.. Weigh the health risks and mental health benefits. some people are forced against their will to be on resperidone which is sick as part of a committal. the government changed my mind chemically. now I am tormented because I have female mind in a man\’s body. I do not want to alter my body but I wish I had a natural talent to shape-shifting between man and woman.… Read more »

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1 month 18 days ago

resperidone is highly estrogenic..increases prolactin… Widens the hips gives young boys man boob\’s… Sounds pretty estrogenic.. Curses resperidone! It was against my will! I actually take delight in your site it helps me cope

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1 month 18 days ago

padomon digivolve into Angelman..gattomon digivolve angelwoman. I want to be both digital monsters.

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1 month 18 days ago

I love sailor moon is that normal?

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1 month 19 days ago

Sam you’re awe-inspiring. Be well!

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1 month 21 days ago

Why did you have your hair down + makeup in the after photo? its not an honest representation of the results.

Also, typical Spiegel result. Only thing that looks any different is the forehead. Nose looks even worse than before and the jaw/chin look completely unchanged.

Will definitely be going to South Korea for my non-forehead facial surgery. They\’re cheaper and produce much more dramatic results. Only U.S. surgeon worth a damn is Deschamps-Braly and I\’d have to sell a lung to afford him.

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1 month 21 days ago

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1 month 23 days ago

So is there still swelling in your chest? Har har har. You have inspired me and I finally have scheduled a much needed thyroid shave in Philly this June. Nine years on HRT in April and still not full time……… I needed inspiration I guess.

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