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Early transitioner with the following questions:

 

1).What degree facial feminization did you see in just HRT?

 

2). Beyond that, what procedures did you have done to pick up where HRT left off?

 

3). Were these procedures done during the early phase of HRT it after?

 

also, if anyone knows of any good cosmetic surgeons in or near Massachusetts, I’d greatly appreciate it.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Dina

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I have had nothing done other than HRT which has mostly affected my skin texture.  I should say HRT and a program of moisturization and cleaning which is simple enough.  The big thing HRT did was to calm me down and relax me, which showed on my face.  Being happy and content shows and if you need surgery for that  I see no problems with what YOU NEED.  I was evaluated by four cosmetic surgeons over a 2 years period and only a basic, but expensive little nose procedure to correct a cartilage tear from a five month old baby's head hitting it many years ago was recommended since I seem to have a fairly gender neutral  skull shape for my ethnic heritage.  I have even gotten by with only a few tiny bits of beard removal, but I still have to shave which does not bother me.  The face hair for me was always light in texture and not much of it at all.

 

In Massachusetts, the Fenway LGBT Health Center in Boston would be a good place to start looking for surgery referrals, and there are a couple of TG Conferences in that area each year where FFS surgeons usually give infomercials about their services and do mini-consultations which is what I did at first.  Surgery is NOT absolutely necessary to make you a fully Trans person, but if it is a dream, it is.

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I have only been on HRT for 17 months now and I have noticed my skin has soften and my cheeks and dimples have filled out.  I have went and got a consult on FFS here in Phoenix.  The surgeon told me which is also what I want done as well for myself is my Chin and Jawline along with my nose.  The surgeon also mentioned about my crainal for my brows and lowering my hair line and making my forehead smaller.  But FFS is also usually up to the individual as the surgeon told me and what you want done vers what the surgeon see's that needs to be done.  Usually FFS is a combination of alot of little things and usually cost more than GCS

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This is all right on point. I have started seeing my cheeks lift and fill out. My eyes look different as well (idk what’s different but they are a lot different) and even my chin and jaw have softened a lot lately. 

My gender therapist talked me right out of staying here in Boston for ffs. She says the good guy here is an arse and doesn’t take much insurance at all. And very expensive. She referred me to someone in Chicago for that. Don’t have the name with me, but he’s supposedly very well known. But is retiring in like 2-3 years she told me. You may be better off looking away from this area. And there aren’t many here anyways. And nothing for gcs. 

Beware of Fenway healths recommendations as well. The person they told me about for gcs has done 0 surgeries! Literally 0! No freaking way!! Great place. Very friendly. But they are very connected with local hospitals and really want their name at the top of the transcare  list I think. 

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3 hours ago, VickySGV said:

I have had nothing done other than HRT which has mostly affected my skin texture.  I should say HRT and a program of moisturization and cleaning which is simple enough.  The big thing HRT did was to calm me down and relax me, which showed on my face.  Being happy and content shows and if you need surgery for that  I see no problems with what YOU NEED.  I was evaluated by four cosmetic surgeons over a 2 years period and only a basic, but expensive little nose procedure to correct a cartilage tear from a five month old baby's head hitting it many years ago was recommended since I seem to have a fairly gender neutral  skull shape for my ethnic heritage.  I have even gotten by with only a few tiny bits of beard removal, but I still have to shave which does not bother me.  The face hair for me was always light in texture and not much of it at all.

 

In Massachusetts, the Fenway LGBT Health Center in Boston would be a good place to start looking for surgery referrals, and there are a couple of TG Conferences in that area each year where FFS surgeons usually give infomercials about their services and do mini-consultations which is what I did at first.  Surgery is NOT absolutely necessary to make you a fully Trans person, but if it is a dream, it is.

 

 

That’s very encouraging though I know my mileage may vary. I’m very much down for FFS surgery but would prefer not to need it beyond what HRT does. I’d rather keep my financial resources available for bottom surgery.

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10 minutes ago, Kirsten said:

This is all right on point. I have started seeing my cheeks lift and fill out. My eyes look different as well (idk what’s different but they are a lot different) and even my chin and jaw have softened a lot lately. 

My gender therapist talked me right out of staying here in Boston for ffs. She says the good guy here is an arse and doesn’t take much insurance at all. And very expensive. She referred me to someone in Chicago for that. Don’t have the name with me, but he’s supposedly very well known. But is retiring in like 2-3 years she told me. You may be better off looking away from this area. And there aren’t many here anyways. And nothing for gcs. 

Beware of Fenway healths recommendations as well. The person they told me about for gcs has done 0 surgeries! Literally 0! No freaking way!! Great place. Very friendly. But they are very connected with local hospitals and really want their name at the top of the transcare  list I think. 

 

Thanks for the advice about Fenway. I tend to hear mostly good things about them but would be interested in any other local clinics. I’m considered planned parenthood as they’re informed consent for most things.

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As a counterpoint, I have nothing bad to say about Fenway Health.  They've been good for me.  

 

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5 hours ago, Nebulous said:

would be interested in any other local clinics

 

North of Boston, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center offers transcare:

https://glfhc.org/transgender-care/

 

Best,

 

Astrid

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