Facial Feminization with Dr. Douglas Ousterhout

2010 update

It's been 14 years since I first wrote about my facial feminization surgery with Douglas Ousterhout, and it still remains the best investment I have ever made. Period.

Since I had FFS , many other women have come forward to share their experiences and results, and the procedures are now collectively called FFS throughout the community!

My experiences with Douglas Ousterhout

Please note that many things have changed since I had FFS in 1996. Back then, there was no Cocoon Guest House, the hospital had a different name, and you did your recovery in an empty wing of the hospital or at local hotels.

I have left my own experiences available here for historical interest. Do not use my information to plan costs or other practical matters. Those are best handled by contacting Dr. Ousterhout's office directly.

Dr. Ousterhout and Cocoon Guest House:

Frequently-asked questions

My surgical journal: forehead/trachea

My surgical journal: jaw/nose

My surgical journal: my chin revision

Other patient experiences with FFS and/or Douglas Ousterhout

Appendix: Metro hotel

In this section:

Procedures available

  • Forehead
  • Trachea
  • Jaw and chin
  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Injections
  • Facial implants
  • Facelift
  • Skin resurfacing

Information and recommendations

  • Complications
  • Choosing a surgeon
  • Costs
  • Opinions on facial surgery (pros and cons)
  • Letter to HBIGDA on medical necessity of FFS
  • FFS and insurance submission

My experiences with Douglas Ousterhout

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