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Guest kyattei

FFS in Canada

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Hiya..

I'm aiming towards getting my facial feminization surgery at the end of this year or beginning of next year. That's my goal to work towards, anyhow... (and before everyone starts saying 'oh you're the fine you the way you are!', I *want* it and my mind's not going to change. -_- 'sides, once I tie back my hair, which I have to do all the time since I'm trying to be a chef one day, my very masculine facial structure becomes a lot more apparent and I get read as male constantly..)

So as far as I know, my (only?) nearby options are Dr. Middleton in Toronto (where I am), or travelling to Montreal for Dr. Bensimon... I'd prefer to stay within Canada since I've never left the country and am prolly too anxious of a person to travel to far away, especially alone.

I can't seem to find any trans women who have experience with either of them. I can find before and after pics of one specific feature at a time (just the chin, just the nose), but I can't find anywhere with full face pics... does anyone know of any or have experience with either of these docs?

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Hey girl, I just got a brow reduction with Dr middleton (had my rhinoplasty with another doctor in Toronto/GTA) I just had it 2 weeks ago. So far It looks alright, but overall I wish I had gone to a surgeon who completely reconstructs the forhead (like Spegial or Ousterhout, Both of whom are in the US). Middleton is an alright surgeon, but you can only shave so much bone down. I know he also does Trachea shaves and other somewhat facial feminizing procedure. :)

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If I'm not mistaken, Dr. Brassard in Montreal offers extensive FFS options, and if you're planning on getting SRS and getting it with him, this might be a good opportunity to meet and see what you think of him.

Here's an overview of what he offers, though you'll have to contact his clinic for more detailed (Pricing) information. http://www.grsmontreal.com/

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If I'm not mistaken, Dr. Brassard in Montreal offers extensive FFS options, and if you're planning on getting SRS and getting it with him, this might be a good opportunity to meet and see what you think of him.

Here's an overview of what he offers, though you'll have to contact his clinic for more detailed (Pricing) information. http://www.grsmontreal.com/

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Brassard only does SRS, Bensington is the one that does FFS in Montreal. I had ask Dr Brasard office about FFSand they referred me to Bensington's office

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Aww, I entirely missed all these posts since I stopped checking back after a couple weeks. :( But thank you for the input, everyone!

I had a consultation with Dr. Middleton, and he was... majorly ick. Just to describe how my consultation went:

I got there at the scheduled time and needed to wait an hour for him to finish surgery on his last patient before he could see me. Okay, a little annoying, but at least I know he doesn't rush a surgery.

When he gets in and sees I'm MTF he talks about the last patient.... "Oh you wouldn't believe the last guy I was just working on. He's getting breast implants, but he's already going bald. Talk about misplaced priorities." Weeee-ooo, weee-ooo! Warning siren's going off in my head, he's misgendering his clients and not keeping patient confidentiality.

As we talked about what I'd get done, whenever he wanted to demonstrate something he'd reach over - quick and without asking permission - and grab and manipulate my face. Really not cool for someone who's been assaulted and doesn't like being touched by men without giving them permission.

I hadn't worn any makeup to the consultation because I didn't want my face to be obscured or anything during it. When I started talking about how I worry about how my chin looked and felt the shape was a little too sharp and jutted out and looked too masculine, he cut me off and said "well for god's sake you could put on some makeup. Just some lipstick or something!" What. Whatwhatwhat. So women can't look like women without makeup? Is that any way to talk to a patient? Especially when why would someone wear makeup on something when they're having it looked at for a surgery consultation?

And when talking about cheek implants he told me how on the last patient he did it by creating an incision under the eye instead of how he use to do it, through the inside of your mouth. After telling me he'd go through under my eyelid, he turned to his nurse and said "I think we should try it out this way and see how it turns out, I think it has a smaller risk for infection." Honestly, under the eyelid does sound safer (though I'd worry about an external scar), but I did feel uncomfortable knowing I'd be paying thousands of dollars (when I don't have that much) to essentially be a guinea pig. He did one surgery that way a few weeks prior and hasn't had enough time to see how it healed or worked in that other patient. (I wonder if that other patient got a choice in the matter?)

So, in short, I feel like Dr. Middleton is a sleazeball... While I have to admit the price he quoted me at was a lot cheaper than I was expecting - cheaper than most other north american clinics I've seen listed - and that his before and after surgery photos tend to look pretty good... I just did not feel comfortable around him, or feel comfortable with the idea of him working on my sedated body.

Next time I feel brave enough to look into FFS, I'll have to try the Montreal docs...

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