Will I Have Any Scars After FFS
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Most patients who receive Facial Feminization Surgery experience very minimal scarring, most of which will likely be hidden. Dr. Bastidas is a highly-skilled, board-certified surgeon who is able to create most incisions in places that are less visible on the face (such as behind the ears, inside the mouth, or within the hairline).
Approximately 2 to 6 weeks following an FFS procedure, a significant amount of healing begins to take place. This includes the bones and tissue, but it also is the timeframe when any scarring begins to turn red or raised. However, the scarring will eventually begin to flatten and become less apparent. Rest and proper aftercare are very important elements that promote proper healing and recovery, including with the appearance of any scarring.
Dr. Bastidas will provide you with specific aftercare instructions and medications that will help reduce the appearance of your scars.
How long does it take to recover from facial feminization surgery?
The post-operation recovery period after FFS procedures is typically 2 to 6 weeks. It typically takes approximately 1 year for patients to fully recover from FFS procedures. However, during this year, patients are able to work, maintain social commitments, and continue living their lives.
Facial feminization surgery can take place over multiple phases or in a single phase. Typically in a multi-phase approach, the upper face procedures and lower face procedures are broken up into two different surgical procedures on different takes. This type of approach, therefore, requires a longer recovery period overall compared to a single-phase approach.
How much does facial feminization cost?
The cost of facial feminization procedures will depened on two factors: The number of procedures needed and the types of aesthetic changes being made. Dr. Bastidas and his team do accept insurance, including Amida Care, BCBS, and many others. This can help to reduce the overall costs of FFS.
Facial Feminization Surgery with Dr. Bastidas
Dr. Bastidas is a leading surgeon of Facial Feminization Surgery in NYC and has been performing FFS procedures for more than a decade. He is an active member of the Center for Transgender Care at Northwell Health and incorporates the latest 3D virtual planning technology into every procedure. Dr. Bastidas is also a board-certified plastic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in craniofacial surgery and the Director of the Advanced Facial Trauma and Reconstruction Program at North Shore, Manhasset.
His years of experience result in a multi-disciplinary approach with an aesthetically pleasing feminine appearance that looks natural.
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