Facial Feminization Surgery with Dr Bart Van De Ven in Antwerpen, Belgium - Chnages Your Life - Belgium, BE

I am a 63-year-old transwoman undergoing the...

I am a 63-year-old transwoman undergoing the transition. The obvious problem are the facial features. I underwent a two-staged procedure, step 1 in Jnauary 2016, step 2 in June 2016. Step 1: Forehead recontouring, eye brow lift, correction of drooopy eyes, lps lift , lipofilling of the lips, mandible correction making the jaw smaller. Step 2: Nose correction including a bent septum, face lift and tracheal shave. Each step cost roughly 14000 Euros Aneasthesia time 6,4 and 4,5 hours respectively.
Prooperatively, the goals had been extensively discussed and pictures taken that allowed for a computer simulation of the achievable results. The goals were all achieved and have turned me from being a very handsome but very male man to being an attractive woman looking 45 , not 53 year, but not looking like someone who underwent surgery.
Pain? Minimal, paracetamol was enough.
Bleeding? None , but off course quite some bruising which, after the massive bone work in step one, took 6 weeks to disaoppera
Swelling: Off course, initially for about 8 weeks. Step two has very littel swelling, mainly above the adams apple
Post operative care: very good, saw the doctor every two days as scheduled, stayed for 5 / 7 days
Room quality etc: very good
Staff: extremely attentive

FFS with Dr Bart van de Ven

I post these two pictures. Mind you, it is only 3 weeks after the second surgery

FFS step 2 , 2 months ago

Things are doing fine. Just under the eyes the hematomas fade slowly and the nos is still not completely free, passing, however is 100%!Mind you, the funny part is that the nose job was the most unpleasant part, maybe due to the blocked airways in the first 2 weeks!

New Nose, new glasses

3 Months after the nose operation it is now fine, no more smells etc. But the nose is smaller, which is godd, and I need new glasses!
Dr Bart van de Ven

Very professional but still has a sense of humor. Takes a lot of time to explain things. Tries not to sell you anything and gives honest assessment of what is possible, his credo beiing that passing measn that one should pass as a woman of oneĀ“s age, maybe a bit younger, but not as a heavily operated on subject. As I can tell from othrers as myself, this is indeed achieved. You ahve his phone number while in the clinic, I tried it, and indeed, there he was!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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