A WPATH Global Education Initiative (GEI) Certified Webinar
Facialteam & Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
Facial Feminization Surgery Webinars for transgender health professionals
Transgender health should begin to adhere to protocols that address any and all possible fields of treatment (including psychology, pediatrics, endocrinology and surgery in all different disciplines). Instead of placing these patients on the periphery, trans healthcare must be incorporated within the network of mainstream medical education and practice. There is still a long way to go before this goal is reached and work remains to be done in order to raise public awareness, educate society, destigmatize patients and train professionals in all related fields.
However, protocols for transgender health do have some well-established steps based on multidisciplinary guidelines, such as the importance of mental health support and the need for appropriate hormone therapy. Increasingly accepted concepts such as the importance of genital reconstruction have naturally lead to potential evolutions in treatment patterns, such increasing recognition of the medical necessity of facial gender confirming surgery in patients whose gender expression in society is different to that assigned at birth. Facial gender surgery is aimed at permitting patients to more closely present the physical expression of the gender with which they identify, averting severe psychological conflicts, improving self-esteem and quality of life which will help support the patient’s successful integration into their workplace, family and society.
This interactive web seminar provides a vision of the fundamentals of Facial Gender Surgery. Among the themes to be discussed are:
- Facial Feminization Surgery and Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery: differences and indications
- Gender of the craniofacial skeleton. Primary and secondary aspects
- Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment protocol for the transgender patient
- The basic surgical techniques of FFS: forehead reconstruction, simultaneous hair transplant, feminization rhinoplasty, lower jaw and chin contouring and Adam’s apple contouring
- Postoperative care management
- Clinical cases
- Management of complications and secondary FFS revisions
- Next steps: virtual planning and computer aided surgery
Facialteam and Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health
June 19th, 2018
12:00 PM EST (18:00, Madrid/Spain local time)
This free webinar is accessible for specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, ENT surgeons, and any healthcare professional with experience working in the field of gender identity.
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Dr. Luis Capitán, MD, PhD, OMFS
Director and Head Surgeon, FACIALTEAM
With an undergraduate degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Granada (2000), he obtained the title of specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery via the exclusive MIR system (2006) after 5 years of residency at the University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of Granada. Later he continued studies in Tissue Engineering, receiving his Master Degree in 2006. Dr. Capitán then focused his specialization in Orthognathic and Craniofacial Surgery, completing fellowship at the Institute of Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology of Clinica Teknon in Barcelona, as well as with the Craniofacial Surgery and Dento-facial Deformities Unit at the Morriston University Hospital in Wales (UK). In conjunction with Dr. Daniel Simon, they establish FACIALTEAM in 2010, surgical group specialized in Facial Feminization Surgery and Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery.
Dr. Devin O’Brien-Coon, MD, PS
Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health, Baltimore, USA
Dr. Devin O’Brien Coon is an Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His primary clinical interests include gender affirmation surgery, as well as cosmetic surgery, facial trauma and complex surgical reconstruction including microsurgery. He is the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health and leads a multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing comprehensive, gender affirming care for transgender patients.
Dr. Daniel Simon, DMD, OMFS
Director and Head Surgeon, FACIALTEAM
With an undergraduate degree in Dental Medicine and after specializing in Surgical Anatomy of the Face, his 4-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery took place in Sao Paulo from 2001 to 2004. Thereafter, he completed a 2-year fellowship from 2005-2007 in Belgium with the Department of Oral and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery of the Eewfeestkliniek in Antwerp. In 2007, he received his Master and European DMD degree from the University of Gent (Belgium). In conjunction with Dr. Luis Capitán, they establish FACIALTEAM in 2010, surgical group specialized in Facial Feminization Surgery and Facial Gender Confirmation Surgery.