FFS price comparison 6 providers
Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is a proven way to pass much easier and boosts your self-confidence. However, the price of FFS is high and for many of us, knowing the rates of a surgeon helps in making an informed decision. Since most patients have to make a long journey for FFS, travel and accommodation costs are other factors to take into account.
We had access to 6 facial feminization surgery cost quotes, all made for the same patient. Based on these we have made a detailed FFS price comparison. You can find the prices for each of these FFS surgeons by downloading the pdf right below!
Price FFS: Costs of medical treatment
We were offered FFS price quotes from 6 surgeons, for the same patient:
- Facial Team, Marbella, Spain
- Dr. Marcelo Di Maggio, MDM Surgery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Dr. Christopher Inglefield, London Transgender Clinic (LTC), UK
- Dr. Harrison Lee, Los Angeles / New York, USA
- Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel, Boston, USA
- Dr. Bart van de Ven, 2pass Clinic, Antwerp, Belgium
All surgeons gave a quotation for the following procedures:
- Forehead reconstruction
- Lip lift
The proposals included additional fees for anesthesia, materials and the hospital. In one case (Dr Di Maggio) a specifically Argentinian tax had to be added. Quotations were in euro, British pound and US dollar. For this comparison we converted and rounded all prices to euro.
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- The quotes are based on one individual patient. Fees may differ in other cases.
- Dr Di Maggio (MDM) works in two different locations. One of the hospitals is cheaper.
- Dr Lee’s rates were obtained by telephone, without prior consultation.
- From an American patient we learned that the quote for her surgery by Facial Team was nearly twice as high as the one by 2pass Clinic. Apparently Facial Team might have different prices for FFS depending on the country the patient lives in.
Caution: A higher cost does not equal better care or a better quality treatment. In the end, you have to make a decision based on which FFS surgeon can most likely give you the preferred outcome. Learn here how to choose your surgeon.
Cost for stay during recovery after FFS
Facial Team and 2pass Clinic provided a quote for a stay in their own accommodation. The costs of stay of the other surgeons were based on figures from BudgetYourTrip.com.
Facial Team recommended a stay of 11 days, 2pass Clinic 7 days, MDM 16 days, Dr. Spiegel 10 days. Our comparison is based on 10 days in each location.
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FAQ facial feminization surgery price
How would the clinic deal with an emergency if serious complications were to arise during the procedure?
We have had this situation 2 times in more than 700 surgeries. In case this would be because of a mistake from our side we have an insurance that covers the cost. More likely is that it happens without anyone having made a mistake. In that case most health insurances cover these costs. If you don’t have a health insurance it’s your (financial) risk.
All care in Antwerp is provided. In general no extra care is needed in your home country. Check-up with Dr Bart is after 4 months and can be in any city where Dr Bart van de Ven provides consultations.
When you leave our clinic, you will receive the phone number of the surgeon in case a complication were to arise later on.
Do the pictures sent for the online FFS quote/simulation have to be taken with a professional camera?
How long will it take for the sensation in my face to return back to “normal”? What can be done to help?
Yes, we use very small titanium screws and plates which are never a problem for an MRI. Also the bonecement does not contain metal.
You can continue your HRT treatment before, during and after your FFS. You will receive an anti-thrombotic injection the day before surgery to prevent blood clotting. We prefer you to continue taking your hormones because FFS is emotionally already perturbing enough without messing with your hormone balance.
Only for implant surgery of the buttock and hips we ask to stop one week before the surgery. The day after surgery you can continue your HRT treatment. This because this type of surgery implies some immobilisation (obliged) after the surgery. In this case the risk for blood clots is higher.
Dr van de Ven will try to make your face as feminine as possible and there is no negative effect to your face becoming even more feminine after your FFS due to the hormones. Those last changes will be very subtle. Therefore Dr van de Ven does not see a reason to postpone FFS if you have only started taking hormones recently.
You still have another question? Feel free to ask! We will answer your question and if generally applicable add it to the FAQ of this page.