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Below you can view video testimonials and read some comments from patients that were treated by dr Bart van de Ven. If you want to get in contact with one of these patients to learn about our facial feminization surgery, you can find their personal e-mail address on their respective testimonial pages and contact them personally. For all other questions, contact info@2passclinic.com.


Jessica after facial feminization surgery

Jessica talks about her first week of recovery after Facial Feminization Surgery


Paris after facial feminization surgery

Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Paris


Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Leila


Jenny after facial feminization surgery

Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Jenny


Franka Facial Feminization Surgery Testimonial

Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Franka


Alev after facial feminization surgery

Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Alev


Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Maja


Jessica before facial feminization surgery

Jessica’s Facial Feminization Surgery journey


Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Emily


After facial feminization surgery Caroline

Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Caroline


Elle after facial feminization surgery

Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Elle


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Diary Facial Feminization Surgery – Rachel


Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Jessica


Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Sarah


Testimonial Facial Feminization Surgery – Olivia


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Documentary with Munroe Bergdorf having FFS at 2pass Clinic


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Video testimonial of Danyella after her facial feminization surgery with Dr Bart van de Ven


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Facial Feminization Surgery Review from Lena


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Facial Feminization Surgery After Video

Jolina’s Facial Feminization Surgery


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Alexandra’s Facial Feminization Surgery testimonial


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Testimonial Jana after facial feminization surgery

Testimonial Jana after her facial feminization surgery


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Testimonial Kymberley after her facial feminization surgery


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Laurens testimonial after facial feminization surgery


Jolina's facial feminization surgery before and after

Jolina and her FFS Surgery


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Testimonial video after facial feminisation surgery with Dr Bart van de Ven 2pass Clinic

Testimonial Ella and her mother after facial feminization surgery


Lena’s Testimonial about Facial Feminization Surgery at 2pass Clinic


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Nicoles testimonial on her FFS at 2pass Clinic


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Video testimonial from Deeanne


Samantha before and after facial feminisation surgery


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Video testimonial of Alexia after facial feminisation surgery


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Recent Comments
  • Kira

    Posted: February 23, 2012


    Hi everyone! When I did search for information on FFS surgery and the various surgeons on several forums / newsgroups I came across Dr. Bart and his website Besides looking very professional, the website gave me the impression that Dr. Bart must be a very caring person and one of the best surgeons out there for this kind of procedure. I dug deeper into the newsgroups to see before / after pictures and to hear from people who already underwent surgery with him. Everyone I have seen there was very happy with the results and stated that it was the best decision in their life. Motivated by that I contacted him via mail and sent him the pictures I got from simulating an FFS on virtualffs.co.uk. He replied very quickly and we were discussing the various details as which procedures to perform, the price and what recovery time was to expect based on the procedures I had chosen. I was very happy with the price, since that was a deciding factor for me. Prices vary greatly among different surgeons but I was actually really glad to see, that surgery was in fact very affordable and therefore even possible for me. When I had convinced my mother we made plans on how to the financing. When everything was decided on and funding was on its way I could finally make an appointment for the surgery. We had a little trouble finding a suitable date for the operation since I was on a strict timetable due to me having take my vacation at a specific time. I met Dr. Bart in person in Germany then, since he held a presentation and had several pre-op consultations there too. This was a great opportunity since I probably couldn't have afforded the flight to and back from Gent for only this consultation. I was very surprised at how nice Dr. Bart was in real life. I mean he made a caring impression on mail too, but seeing him smiling and talking to him directly just made it all the clearer that I had chosen the right surgeon. Then finally the day of the surgery arrived. Normally you would have to arrive at least 1 working day (!) before the operation to discuss all the details, make photos and do all this administrative stuff. But since I was on a very tight budget and had an exam on the last possible working day, we had the consultation pretty much right before the operation (due to Dr. Bart having trouble arriving because of cancelled flghts or something). Nevertheless he took his time to talk me through everything and didn't seem rushed at all. Even when surgery was to begin in something like 20 minutes. I took a last look into the mirror to see my old me for the last time and then the anesthetist did his work. When I woke up in the recovery room I thought that I would have to die ;) Not that it was especially painful but since I had rhinoplasty AND chin/jaw work done at the same time it was very hard to breath. There was no way I could breath through my nostrils and since I couldn't open my mouth much, I kinda panicked, thinking I would suffocate. The bleeding in my mouth from the incisions didn't help there at all ;D But that was only like the first 5-10 minutes. Then I became comfortable with the situation and realized that it wasn't as bad as I imagined. The cooling mask made the constant but not that severe pain very bearable and the staff was very caring too. Every know and then they would bring me something to drink, ask me how I was feeling and whether I needed more pain killers. It really felt not that uncomfortable and scary anymore. Several hours later I was brought to my room (which actually looked a thousand times more sophisticated than the hotel I booked). My cousin who has accompanied me to Gent was already waiting there. From the relatively mild shock on his face I could see that I wasn't that scary to look at. I then took a look in the mirror and was quite shocked to see, that I was so swollen and kinda looked like Doug Heffernan from King of Queens. But then again I expected a lot more blood to be all over my face but there wasn't all that much of that. Eating and drinking was a chore the first few days and sleeping was kinda hard as well since breathing wasn't the easiest thing to do. The staff made me feel comfortable nonetheless. Still being on a tight budget we had to leave Gent pretty soon and I was really scared of the 8 hour train trip that was ahead of us. Before we left there was another shock, Dr. Bart told me that nerves in my chin got damaged and didn't look very strong to begin with. I was told that there is a high chance of the sensation in my lower lip and chin never returning again or only partly but that one becomes accustomed to the lack of it quickly. Well since that was the least of my concerns in this moment (breathing, eating and drinking were worse problems) I didn't care too much and after a taxi drive to the train station we left Gent and later Belgium altogether. (The feeling returned against all odds a few months later btw :D) People in the train were staring at me with pity, probably thinking that I got beaten up badly :) But all in all it was bearable, since I was handed over all needed medication and instructions and had company. I was happy to be home and spend the rest of my vacation recovering. It was a very exciting moment when me and my mother removed the cast on my nose, since I hadn't seen it for quite some time and could only imagine how it would look like now. Even if it was only a few days after surgery I was surprised at how good it already looked, still swollen but a huge change from before. After most of the swelling receded, a very hard time began. This was because I was very impatient and feared that this was the final outcome already. I sent Dr. Bart several pictures and panicked a little about some discolorations under my nose and some other stuff. But he assured me that I would be able to see the final result only in a few months and that I shouldn't worry so much now. I hardly believed this though. Impatience can be very frustrating. Nevertheless I looked much more girl-ish already, even when there was still subtle swelling all over the place. I really had mixed feelings back then. On the one hand it was a definite improvement already but I kinda expected more drastic changes and sooner. But in the end being patient really paid off. My passing is really good now and my self confidence improved drastically. I don't have to worry to "not look that way" or be careful of how to hold my head and stuff to avoid "getting clocked". From every angle my face looks kinda feminine now. And when I look into the mirror the guy I once knew is long gone. I mean from time to time I still have days when I feel not that particularly well, but my thoughts have changed. I'm not thinking "OMG, I look like a guy today" it's more like "OMG, I don't look that pretty today". And thats huge. Overall it was the best decision I made in my life regarding my new life and although it was kinda annoying at times like learning how to eat, speak and talk properly again, I don't regret it one bit. Thanks again Dr. Bart, Ellen and the whole team of you who made it possible that I can now live a much better life. That my FFS was a successful Is easy to see when guys started hitting on me or people in the streets don't notice me at all. So best regards to all of the Dr.Bart-team and everyone thinking about having FFS done. It's definitely the right decision :D Kira
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  • Lana

    Posted: February 17, 2012


    I researched various surgeons who specialise in Facial Feminisation and I am glad that, in the end, I chose Dr Bart van de Ven and his team for my surgery. I sent Dr Bart my pictures via email in June 2011 and he suggested procedures that might help me. I had a face to face consultation with him and his assistant Dr Ellen Defrancq in Manchester, UK during the Sparkle festival in July 2011. I found Dr Bart to be a warm and friendly guy with a great sense of humour. During this meeting, he described how he would alter my facial features to make me look womanly. He used two key words that swung it for me. They were; Natural and Subtle. I agreed to take up a vacant surgery slot in early Sept. I traveled on my own to Ghent. The recommended Borluut guest house had no vacancies at the time, so I stayed at the NH Gent Sint Pieters hotel. It was a handy 10 min walk to the Coupre Centre. But, the hotel served breakfast only, so for lunch and evening meals, it was necessary to find local restaurants etc. Not a pleasant experience when bruised, swollen and having lips that don’t work like they used to – I think I might frightened the natives a bit, I’m sure I put a few people off their food! The surgical procedures I had were: Forehead recontouring with orbital recontouring + Hairline correction + Browlift, Blepharoplasty lowerlid, Rhinoplasty (Nose reduction), Earlobe reduction, Lipfift, Trachea shave, MACS facelift, Lipo filling face: cheeks, nasolabial folds, vermillion upper lip, mental fold.. In total about 8 hours of surgery. The ECM2 centre is a small, modern, fully equipped private hospital. Unfortunately, There was a 2 hour delay in the start of my operation due to the anesthetist not turning up. I was worried this might lead to a rushed job, Dr Bart assured me that everything would be fine. The last thing I remember was lying on the operating table, looking at the patient monitoring equipment and saying: “I used to repair those”. Next thing, I woke up in recovery. It was early evening. The only pain I had was from a bed sore on my backside and a pain in my elbow where I’d lain in a funny position for 8 hours. Surprisingly, there was hardly any pain from the facial surgery itself, just mild discomfort. I was wheeled to my room, put into an upright bed and had a cooling mask put on my face. A nurse popped in to check on me every hour or so. In the morning the nurse (she was lovely), carefully pulled the drains out of the top f my ears, bathed me and washed and dried my hair. I dressed, had breakfast and at about 1100 Dr Bart checked me over and ordered me a taxi that took me back to my hotel. I had ice packs at the hotel and a fridge with an icebox in my room. I soon got in a routine of rotating these packs. I found that I didn’t need the painkillers or the sleeping pills that Dr Bart supplied in the post-op medicines pack. I saw Dr Bart at the Coupre Centre four days later. I had a head like a melon that was all shades of blue and yellow. He noticed that my trachea shave procedure had resulted in a large swelling (Haematoma) and that we should keep our eye on it. Everything else was deemed to be progressing normally. I saw Dr Bart a week later for stitches and staple removal and final check before going home. Thankfully the swelling on my neck was not getting any bigger and Dr Bart assured me it would gradually be absorbed by the body. I hoped so, as it was twice as big as my adams apple ever was! I flew back home the day after. To be honest I was “sirred” all the way home. I was worried I might have wasted my money. Admittedly, I was dressed androgynously, in leather biker jacket and jeans and was still blacked eyed and bruised - people probably thought I’d had a motorbike accent! Slowly, as the swelling has subsided, over the last four Months, the skill of Dr Bart began to emerge. I really pleased with result of the forehead, nose and earlobe procedures. The swelling around my Adams apple is still being absorbed slowly. The results can be seen on the before and after page (Lana). I saw Dr Bart in Ghent in Jan 2012 for a four Month follow up. There are a few niggles that we have discussed. I do some facial palsy and swelling that will require some more time to resolve. I also have a bit of sagging in the LH side jowl area and my upper lip will require lipo top up. I will be seeing Dr Bart again in June so that he can monitor how my recovery is progressing and discuss any revisions that may be required. It’s nice to know that Dr Bart offers continued support to his girls and that he has their best interests at heart. Having FFS surgery has set me free. I would highly recommend Dr Bart and his team.
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  • Michel

    Posted: February 1, 2012


    Dear mr. Herberts, How long did it take for you to feel comfortable out in public? And did the scar recover well? Is it almost not noticeable? Does it fade in time? I'm glad you were/are so happy with the results! With kinds regards, Michel
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    • Dick Herberts

      Posted: February 2, 2012


      Hi Michael, I felt right away comfortable after the operation to go in the public. After the operation the scar is hard to see because it's hidden in the hairline itself as a zigzag pattern. For me it's now almost a year ago and if you look very well you can see a thin line of scar but it's hard to see because after 6 to seven months there is also hair growing trough the scar itself. Ofcourse right after the operiation it's a litte bit swollen but if you have longer hair in front ( a fringe=hair cut to hang over the forehead) you can hide it well and nobody will notice. My hairline was restored with 1,5 cm. It's possible to do a second operation a year later to bring it another 1 cm to the front. It depends all on how much the head skin can be moved back and forward. If you have any further questions please call me on +31(0)652662466 We can discuss all further questions you have. I'am available right now. Regards, Dick
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  • Sophie

    Posted: January 23, 2012


    Testimonial - Dr Bart van de Ven Liberation is a word that has great significance to me. It is a word that helps to sum up the huge sense of well being that I have experienced since my FFS with Dr Bat van de Ven. Like many who transition, I realised that to really live my life I needed to feel comfortable with myself physically and although I did not seem to have many problems in the real world, I could not truly relax having facial features that did not match my true self. Having researched many surgeons I went to visit Dr Bart in London. He is a lovely unassuming man who did not try and ‘sell’ to me. I got the sense he was a man who genuinely cared for his patients and his work. We discussed all the possible ways to improve my look and discounted those that would have no benefit - all I required was to look appropriate for my age and gender. He gave me the confidence that he would be able to achieve this without complication. A few months later when I arrived at the clinic in Ghent for the pre-operative consultation we spent sometime re-discussing what he could do and all the options - he even used a great graphics program to model my new nose (which he projected on the screen whilst operating on me). This showed me he had a great eye for detail and skill as a surgeon. He really wants his patients to be happy and will not push them down any particular route, he will listen to you carefully so if you want something or have concerns then just say - I did and he proposed a few small changes that have since worked extremely well. I had a lot of work done - Forehead re-contouring / Brow lift, Upper and Lower eyelids, Nose, Lip lift, Lower Jaw + Chin re-contour, Earlobe reduction, Trachea shave, Facelift and Lipofilling. The operation was over 11 hours - Dr Bart stayed to make sure my recovery went well and the staff at the EMC2 centre are excellent and very caring. I can say their care was first class and they are especially considerate of our needs and I was made to feel welcome and respected. The nurses were especially good at lifting the spirits when not necessarily feeling at ones best. I stayed at Borluut where Patricia is a lovely host well used to Dr Bart’s patients and makes you welcome during your visit - I would thoroughly recommend staying there, it made my recovery much more comfortable. I used the cooling machine extensively - I bruise easily so it made a big difference to me and something I am really glad the clinic have invested in. One of the benefits of Borluut is that others going through the same or similar may also be staying - we made some good friends and it helps to be able to talk without worry when looking like a car crash victim :) The first few weeks were a bit strange - being so swollen (I did say I had a lot done and bruise easily). However it soon passes and the new you starts to emerge - I am now now fours months on and feel extremely comfortable and am really starting to enjoy my life again. The work he did for me is truly exceptional - his surgical skill has minimised all my scaring to the point where only close inspection of my hairline which suffered from severe recession can be seen. I intend to follow up with hair implants - but at least I can now wear my own hair and live life as it should be lived. FFS with Dr Bart has been a liberation and has made real and tangible improvement to my life. Being able to be oneself is something to be treasured and I owe Dr Bart and his partner Ellen my sincere thanks and appreciation. I wholeheartedly recommend him and his team 100% Sophie xx
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    • roberta

      Posted: March 10, 2012


      hi sophi how are you im really interested in doing some procedures but since im far away im in Mexico i hope you can get in contact with me. Sincerely, Roberta
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    • James Rolleston

      Posted: August 29, 2015


      Hi Sophie, Thank you for writing about your experience with Dr Bart, I was wondering if I could ask you a question. Is there significant numbness along the hairline after the hairline lowering? Also, is the area painful at all now? Many thanks for your reply, James
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  • Lena

    Posted: December 28, 2011


    Was soll ich sagen, denn das Ergebnis spricht für sich. Nicht alles war perfekt bei der ersten Opration. Aber Bart hielt Wort und machte die zweite Operation ohne Honorar. Nach nunmehr über einem Jahr, bin ich mit dem Ergebnis sehr sehr zufrieden. Ich habe Bart vor nunmehr 2 Jahren kennen und schätzen gelernt. Ich suchte damals in Europa einen Arzt den ich vertrauen kann, der deutschsprachig ist und den ich nicht zu vergessen auch bezahlen kann. Belgien ist nicht so weit von Deutschland entfernt und zu jeder Zeit für mich zu erreichen. Damals sprach ich sehr schlecht English und konnte mir nicht vorstellen, mich in Asien oder Amerika operieren zu lassen ohne mich richtig ausdrücken zu können. So war ich wirklich sehr froh als ich Bart in Europa fand. Er kam damals gerade aus Spanien Marbella zurück nach Belgien Er denkt nicht in erster Linie an sich, sondern an seine Patienten. Er verspricht nicht das “Blaue” vom Himmel, sondern ist Realistisch mit dem was möglich und was Notwendig ist. Aus Erfahrungen seiner vielen Operationen kann er sehr realistisch einschøtzen was vertretbar ist und was nicht. Ich kann Bart als Arzt und “Freund” empfehlen aus den Erfahrungen die ich gemacht habe. Lena
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    • Kira

      Posted: February 23, 2012


      Das kann ich unterschreiben :)
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