Episode 27

Facial Feminization Surgery In Rural America


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On this episode of the Plastic Surgeon Podcast Dr. Sajan’s patient, Kelli tells her story of growing up in rural Montana, coming out as a trans woman, and the difficulties and beauty in her transition. Kelli underwent facial feminization surgery with Dr. Sajan.

Kelli grew up in a small town of just 111 people in Montana. From the age of 5, she always identified more with her sisters and a feminine identity. Privately, her family embraced this, but publicly, she had to continue to present as a boy.

In high school, Kelli came out as bisexual and gay as a way to present more femininely. This cost her a sports career and led to bullying and mental health struggles. By college though, Kelli learned about transgenderism and began to openly identify as a trans woman.

Kelli’s surgery was unique. Many other surgeons she consulted with did not want to do the procedure as she wanted it. After coming to Dr. Sajan who helped her customize her FFS procedure, Kelli knew he was the right surgeon. She loves her results and could not be happier with her new face and the outlook it has given her.

Listen to Kelli’s story of identifying as LGBTQ in rural America and her unique transition story on the newest episode of the Plastic Surgeon Podcast with Dr. Javad Sajan.

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