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Facial Feminisation Surgery Special - Part 3 Stephanie Hirst and Dr David Simon
Radio and TV presenter Stephanie Hirst is joined by her surgeon, Dr Simon, co-founder of the FacialTeam in Marbella, Spain. In this third and final part of our Facial Feminisation Special, Stephanie shares her experiences of FFS and how it changed her life, while Dr Simon talks about the guidelines, research and best practice which have been instrumental in forcing the re-evaluation of FFS and the transformative role it can play in the lives of trans women.
Dr Daniel Simon talks to Stephanie Hirst for the GenderGP Podcast
As work continues on the updated WPATH Standards of Care, it is anticipated that the transformative role that Facial Feminisation Surgery can play in the lives of trans feminine individuals, will be given more prominence than ever before. This is largely thanks to the groundbreaking work being carried out by experts in the field, including the specialist surgeons at FacialTeam in Malaga, Spain.
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Stephanie Hirst - How Facial Feminisation Surgery Changed my Life: The GenderGP Podcast S5 E6
Hello, this is Dr Helen Webberley. Welcome to our GenderGP Podcast, where we will be discussing some of the issues affecting the trans and non-binary community in the world today, together with my co-host Marianne Oakes, a trans woman herself, and our head of therapy.
Dr Helen Webberley:
Okay, hi everybody, welcome to this edition of our podcast. I am not with Marianne today, but I have two other guests with me. I have Stephanie Hirst, who is a radio and TV presenter, who also has a trans history. We’re really excited to hear about all that she has to say about being trans, about her journey, about what it’s like to be such a celebrity, and making that journey. And then we have Dr Simon, who’s our third guest from the Facial Team, who I think has some input into how beautiful Stephanie looks today, and how feminine she looks. So, I am really excited to welcome both of you. Thank you for joining us. Stephanie, can I pass over to you first and let you introduce yourself in a much better way than I could ever do? Tell us all about you and over to you.
I guess my story is quite classic because I think from a very early age, I knew that something wasn't right. And when you are at school, especially like nursery school and they put the girls and the boys into different groups, I would always go and stick with the girls, because that was my natural state of comfortable. And they would go and put me back with the boys. Now you sit over there with the boys. And this happened several times, they raised it to my mum. Back then, there was no google or anything like that. There was nothing. You know, my mum couldn't look this kind of stuff up. So, I think she just went with her gut instinct and just ignored it...