JessBirdie on Realself
a year ago
07/24/2017, 09:07 AM
After my GRS with Dr. Mcginn in 2015, I begrudgingly realized I needed FFS to really feel complete a... more>>
After my GRS with Dr. Mcginn in 2015, I begrudgingly realized I needed FFS to really feel complete as a woman in the world. Enter Dr. Mardirossian. I chose him over the "almighty Dr. Spiegel" (who Dr. M trained under, mind you) and facialteam. Dr. M was quite an attentive and caring doctor. He followed up many times during my recovery from FFS and did a fantastic job feminizing my face. I even had a direct line to his cell, and not a Physician Assistant while I recovered as I did with Mcginn.
He didn't go overboard at all and was able to do the forehead contouring procedure perfectly well for example as a type I in my case due to my bone structure (lack of a frontal sinus, which is a trait that exists in a statistically significant portion of the population), thus avoiding sinus issues (even though Spiegel and Facialteam figured it would be necessary to do type III). I've gotten quite a few compliments as well about how natural I look too, despite my FFS involving four procedures (mandible, forehead, cheek implants, tracheal shave). Also, since I came back home from Florida I have not been misgendered once. And, oh yeah...I no longer loathe looking at myself in the mirror (and my appearance is still improving by the day too as I'm still healing, of course), that's probably the best part.
All in all, he did a good job and I'm happy I worked with him. If I had any complaints, they wouldn't be with him, but rather the hospital the procedures were done at (Jupiter Medical Center, which misgendered me multiple times because they knew I was in for FFS) and with my insurance company (who gave me false hope my FFS would be covered while attempting preauth). FYI: You can avoid the hospital if you skip the tracheal shave with him. He has sufficiently equipped facilities for surgery in his office.
If you're looking for a good US FFS surgeon who won't overcharge you or treat you like just another patient, go to Dr. M. He is a gem that should be more well-known and he has my vouch.