I know I’ve been quite late in responding to my one year mark, but it’s taken me both time to contrive a response I could feel assured with and availability to just sit down and write.
This is what you have given me. An actual, affinitive ability to have a life. I have friends and relationships I had only dreamt of before, and I have smiled more during this one year than all the twenty before. Because of you, and your work, I’ve been able to look in a mirror and not just like what I see, but recognize it. Prior to the surgery, I would do whatever I could to avoid my reflection, to ignore my image. Now I can look at the whole and smile, and go about my life without wondering if people are staring.
I cannot describe to you the sheer delight and happiness I felt the first time someone called me beautiful. It allowed my mind to heal, and the past to be just what’s left behind me. I’ve felt what love and intimacy can offer, all because I was finally able to open myself to it and to find those who thought me not only attractive, but captivating. All because I could finally see myself outside my own imaginings, all because the world could see the person I so desperately wanted to be…and at last am.
Thank you, both you and your staff (Francis especially!) for the time and effort you gave me. You have given me more then a new face, you allowed me to live without a lie. I hope I’ve been able to convey my gratitude and great appreciation. Thank you!
- After facial feminization, hairline lowering, hairline forehead lift, orbital bony contour, rhinoplasty, chin reduction, thyroid cartilage shave, and soft tissue to temple hollows.
- 1 Year