Patient Testimonials: FFS Surgery

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A., 9/27/2021

5 Stars is not enough to rate the magnificent facial surgery Dr. Spiegel performed on my MTF transgender daughter. Her natural beauty was greatly amplified by Dr. Spiegel's artistic treatment of softening her features and emulating the look of a natural born female which he obviously has studied extensively over the length of his career. His staff is caring, informative, and professional. A special shout-out to Carole Werner for her excellent upfront and continuing care through out the process, from scheduling to post op communications. Highly recommend this team!. I will update you guys in one to two months with my post-op photos or as soon as all the swelling has gone down. Read review on Realself

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A., 9/12/2021

I had the best FFS experience with Dr. Spiegel. He did my Facial Feminization Surgery last week, August 31, 2021. My forehead, jaw/mandible, and cheekbones are so feminine now. My face is still a little swollen, but I am so passable now. People don't misgender me anymore. Another reason why I went to Dr. Spiegel is that he is an FFS expert. He's been doing FFS for a very long time so he knows what he's doing. It's not just all about the aesthetics/cosmetic results, it's also about functionality. I would go to an expert like Dr. Spiegel who will also make sure that all your facial muscles and nerves will still work after an invasive procedure. Thanks so much to Dr. Spiegel and his staff for making my FFS dream come true. I will update you guys in one to two months with my post-op photos or as soon as all the swelling has gone down. Read review on Realself

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A., 9/1/2021

I've worked with Dr. Spiegel multiple times since 2009. As a transgender woman, I've had pretty much every FFS procedure he does - from jaw work to hairline adjustment. It's always been well worth the time and the money. I genuinely credit Dr. Spiegel's work with my successful career. Being transgender simply not come up in my professional life any more unless I choose to disclose it. Every penny I've spent on plastic surgery has more than come back to me in terms of opportunity. Not having to think about it most days has been a peace of mind that is priceless. Dr. Spiegel's office is excellent overall. Working with Uzma on surgery coordination is always a breeze. They are welcoming and professional, and will put you at ease. Read review on Realself

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A., 8/30/2021

From the moment I called I knew I had chose the best, Dr Spiegel and his team immediately contacted me and set me up with a consultation I felt so comfortable explaining my needs and wants to Dr Spiegel. He immediately told me what I could expect and what he could do to make my vision of myself a reality. I'll admit I was a bit nervous as I am not in the Boston area so I would have to travel but after talking to Dr Spiegel and the surgical coordinator Carole I immediately knew that I was in the best hands. The supportive staff as well at my first face to face appointment we're welcoming and it's very easy to get to in Chestnut Hill Mass and when you finally get the opportunity to sit down with Dr Spiegel he breaks down every piece of the surgery that you are expected to have and really informs you of what to expect. When I tell you I look better than even what Dr Spiegel initially told me I would look like. Although I'm still healing and the process to fully see the results can take 6 months at 2 months and I am already looking fabulous feeling great and so happy with the results. If you are given the opportunity to be treated by Dr Spiegel's expert hands I would definitely recommend you take it! Dr Spiegel and his staff are so professional and so welcoming not only do you feel completely safe but you know after walking out that you are going to look amazing. Read review on Realself

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, AlizaRhe Linscott, 8/11/2021

I had an amazing experience at the Spiegel center. From the very first consultation with Spiegel himself all the way to post op questions when you get home. Everyone there is professional and treats you with amazing care. Uzma was my Patient Coordinator and she was very timely and amazing at answering any question I had and also making sure all my needs were met. I cannot thank the Spiegel team enough! 10/10 would recommend Read review on Realself

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, Chansel, 7/21/2021

I’m not normally the kind of person who writes reviews but I did want to share that I had a great experience with Dr. Spiegel. I’m a 23 year old trans woman and I had facial feminization surgery, specifically a Lip Lift, Brow Reduction, Rhinoplasty, and I had previously had a tracheal shave with him. I was lucky enough to get a lot of it covered by insurance. One of my big fears was that it would look plastic but honestly my results are very natural. It really helped with my dysphoria. The first couple days of recovery were very difficult and I was pretty anxious the night before but that’s just the way these things are. Everyone was very nice (especially my care coordinator Carole). Make sure you have some comfortable clothes and somebody to take care of you. Also I get to tell my friends I'm a cyborg now because he put it a few really tiny titanium screws. Read review on Realself

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, Vonkl, 7/19/2021

Dr. Speigel performed facial feminization surgery on our 20 yr old transgender daughter in January 2021. It included a brow reduction, cheek implants, lip lift, trachea shave, and mandible contouring. We saw an amazing difference clearly in 2 months as her appearance softened and she grew in confidence. Now, after 6 months of healing, she looks beautiful and feels beautiful! He brought out the beauty that was already in her. Healing will continue for some time but there is hardly any visible sign of surgery. A+ for the surgical skill and the same grade for the support staff who held our hand thru the whole process Read review on Realself

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, TuesdayChill, 7/16/2021

Life's an adventure, right? Well, doing major surgery in the middle of a pandemic sure is. I decided to medically transition after a mental breakdown coupled with suicidal tendencies. Originally I wasn't meant to have Dr. Spiegel as my first surgeon. I had been scheduled to have SRS in early July. That got cancelled... postponed. In general, I've always liked to have a Plan B. I'd been researching Facial Feminization Surgeons. I looked at many... in Spain, Korea, Brazil... all over the USA. My health insurance weighed heavily in my final decision to go with Dr. Spiegel (I have Starbucks Supplemental). There are many fine surgeons, but if I can pass along one bit of advice to you it is this... when dealing with your face only choose a plastic surgeon that specializes in 'Facial' plastic surgery. Also make sure they are Board Certified. Seems like common sense. Dr. Spiegel is among the very best. So I had 9 surgeries in one day. I was Dr. Spiegel's only patient that day. He worked on me for 8 hours straight. I do hope he got lunch and pee breaks... His surgical team was professional and very nice to me. I remember thinking that the anesthesiologist was cute. I don't remember anything else... I woke up in the hotel. It had been strongly recommended to me to hire a private nurse to take care of me for the first few days after surgery. My Care Coordinator Carole asked me if I 'saw her' looking in the mirror. All I saw was bruising and swelling and bandages. Now many months later yes, Carole. I see her. Transitioning later in life, for me, was an extremely hard decision. But I'm just days away from my 3 year anniversary on HRT. The future looks bright for me. Would I recommend Dr. Spiegel for FFS? Yes I would Read review on Realself

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, Persistent389508, 6/23/2021

Dr. Spiegel's office was amazing, from the front desk to Uzma and Dr. Spiegel I couldn’t have asked for more. They delivered. They were patient and understanding throughout the process. I always felt comfortable with the team. They were professional and knew their stuff and I was at ease going into surgery. I’ll never forget leaving after surgery and just feeling like they were second to none. And I could not have made a better decision. They are the best!
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realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, Elise Jeanmaire, 6/22/2021

In all honesty, I was terrified of FFS. I never had a surgery like this, outside of wisdom teeth. I was also in this cycle of watching every graphic video I could find on the subject so it's fair to say I was a little nervous. When I got to the Spiegel Center--from consultation, tomy patient coordinator, to the nurses, to the surgeons, to everyone else who called and checked in--I was floored by how accommodating and responsive everyone was. Not only that, but I felt like I was in really good hands. There was no moment where things felt uncertain or scary. I remember the day before surgery, going to the pharmacist to pick up my prescriptions, and I was talking to her about my surgery and nerves and she said, "You have no reason to be nervous. We get patients from Dr. Spiegel all the time. You're in good hands! That man is a magician!" And it was true. His work speaks for itself. All in all, for a surgery, I felt supported and guided through the whole experience. In terms of results, I wouldn't change a thing. The surgery has given me confidence I never thought possible. The day before surgery, when reviewing with the surgeons, I got exactly what I wanted. My expectations were blown away. I'm so glad I went with Dr. Spiegel and his team. The pharmacist was right, the dude is a magician!

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, Zachary Cannon, 5/4/2021

I'm 5 days out of facial feminization surgery right now and I'm over the moon. I'm starting to see the changes in my face and I can't believe it. Through the whole process the office staff, dr jeffrey spiegel himself and his surgical nurses and assistants were nothing but kind, thorough, and very clearly well practiced in their field. Dr Spiegels (and teams) bedside manner is comforting and relaxing, i remember being somewhat terrified when I felt the anesthesia kick in and when I woke up, I woke up to many happy faces reassuring me that everything went well. My coordinator in the office Eleanor has had to deal with me for months and I'm a bit of a handful, but she's done so well in keeping up communication with me and making sure I had the best experience possible. Now that I'm starting to see the changes made I'm seeing how natural and real these changes look and it's absolutely incredible and yes It's a pricey facility comparatively, but it is for good reason. I highly, highly recommend visiting the spiegel center for your FFS and other facial aesthetic needs and I'll be returning to get other procedures with them asap.

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RealSelf, Fabi, 4/30/2021

I waited a long waiting list to be exhausted before I finally got my FFS from Dr. Spiegel. I knew I had made the right decision for these surgeries which lasted close to a 10 hours; Dr. Spiegel worked and reconstruct my entire face in such a way that I am behind happiness and expectation. His knowledge on FFS is by far in within the top of feminization surgeries in the world. As a surgeon myself you need to understand how peculiars were all the interview I conducted from the west to the east and as far as Thailand. Dr. Jeffrey was not only the perfect surgeon but also the most caring to the trans community I have ever experienced. Dr. I was truly impressed with your nice facility and the caring staff and friendly can do attitude and smiles. My patient care Uzma was out of this world and the care she showed was same as family. The responses from everyone at the facility were beautiful and relaxing! You guys at the Spiegel Center are TRULY AMAZING. I love the fact that your bills were on target as agreed with no surprises but most importantly I am writing this note 14 days post op I look amazing very delicate and I have already 3 other majors surgeries at the Spiegel Center this coming June 2021! Thank you again Dr. Spiegel and Uzma to make this dream i waited 55 years in the making become a wonderful reality!!! All this adds up to customer service you rarely see these days! THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!! You have a customer for life.” I cannot wait to see you for my second round of Surgeries. xoxoxo Fabi
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realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, Faby Garrick, 4/29/2021

This was for me years on the making. As a surgeon myself, I interviewed and read with intense scrutiny the top 20 Surgeons in the field of Facial Feminization Surgeries. For a year I went West, East and as far as the Orient to find my fit. It was not a surprise at the end to choose Dr. Spiegel at the Spiegel center in newton MA! Professionally is at the top of "creators" in this field and a pioneer of FFS (period!). I had the following facial feminization (FFS) procedures: (1) forehead contouring with scalp advancement and browlift; (2) mandible contouring/shaping; (3) lip augmentation; (4) cheek implant; (5) rhinoplasty; (6) Facelift; 7) Neck lift. Beside the professional treatment received from Dr. Spiegel, I want you to know that the entire staff at The Spiegel Center – from those at the front desk, those in the hall, and the entire OR staff is the greatest I have been evolved with in my medical career which span for 26 years. Think about that as a trans woman, I was treated like family. Uzma (my patient care) was so wonderful that I felt and feel she is part of my family. AT THE SPIEGEL CENTER everything exceeded all expectations. The results of the surgery have been amazing for me. Especially my own perception of myself/outlook, which really should be everything (though, sadly often times isn’t). If you’re considering FFS you know that Dr. Spiegel is capable of achieving a very natural look. I couldn’t be happier, until I look in the mirror each time and see it healing more and more I am only 14 days post op but already my looking is amazing. I do feel it getting better and better every day. Dr. Spiegel, Uzma and everyone at The Spiegel Center really take individual and personal care of you – because they do care. They were very open and warm, and as a person of trans experience and a doctor my self I felt totally comfortable from the very first second spent with all of them. I have scheduled 3 more important procedures this coming mid June! That is how much comfortable I feel to be in dr. Spiegel hands. You can contact me directly if you want to know more about these surgeries just completed few days ago. Fabi

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, Jessica R., 4/27/2021

I have nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Spiegel, Eleanor, and the entire staff at The Spiegel Center. If you are fortunate enough to be in a position where you are even able to consider it, and sure that you are doing it for YOU, then don’t hesitate. I had the following facial feminization (FFS) procedures: (1) forehead contouring with scalp advancement and browlift; (2) mandible contouring/shaping; (3) lip augmentation; (4) cheek implant; (5) trachea shave; (6) hair transplant.

I believe I first contacted Dr. Spiegel through the website in September of 2020, and in less than 24 hours I had a call from Eleanor, who was so incredibly sweet and comforting from her first call/greeting to me. I was still very early on in my transition and I’m sure I fumbled through basic communication but I was immediately put at ease. This is true for the entire staff at The Spiegel Center – from those at the front desk, those in the hall, and those there the following week for my hair transplant. I had a video consult with Dr. Spiegel the next week (I was shocked as I expected it to take several months). Eleanor followed up both before and after the consult. Dr. Spiegel was not critical or judgmental – he discussed various options but never pushed them on me (and I even felt comfortable turning them down, which was nice). When I asked for a potential timeline expecting 1-2 years, I was elated to hear it could be as early as months. I ended up having surgery in November of 2020. I’m sure that timeline isn’t always feasible for so many reasons (covid, luck, privilege, etc.), but at the height of COVID when there were few public options for my transition, it was such a necessary and welcome experience.

The Spiegel Center handled COVID precautions perfectly. My hope is that this one day isn’t a consideration, but at least you know that they responded accordingly and exceeded all expectations.

The results of the surgery have been amazing for me. Especially my own perception of myself/outlook, which really should be everything (though, sadly often times isn’t). If you’re considering FFS you know that Dr. Spiegel is capable of achieving a very natural look. I’m fortunate in that I have a beautiful twin sister (and little sister, unrelatedly  ), and although we look different it’s amazing how similar we now appear. It’s a very natural look – which is exactly what I wanted. I’m now about 5 months out and I’m still very much noticing positive changes month-to-month (i.e., my chin getting smaller and smaller, my bottom lip plumping, and more feeling/movement). I couldn’t be happier, until I look in the mirror each time and see it healing more and more. I won’t touch too much on recovery as it varies per person. FFS is brutal recovery. Even though it’s a privilege, you’ll fee down afterwards. Mentally and physically. I’m lucky in that I haven’t had any real complications. I still am regaining feeling in my lips and scalp so chewing is a little weird and I have weird a “internal itch” in my scalp that I’d imagine has to do with the nerves regenerating (so probably a good sign). But I do feel it getting better and better every day.

Dr. Spiegel, Eleanor and everyone at The Speigel Center really take individual and personal care of you – because they do care. They were very open and warm, and as a person of trans experience I felt totally comfortable from the very first call with Eleanor. I didn’t touch on a lot of things, but feel as if I’m rambling anyway, but always happy to discuss more.

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RealSelf, mashedmms, 4/11/2021

I had FFS procedures with Dr. Spiegel in early August 2020. My procedures included forehead contouring with scalp advancement & browlift, trachea shave, lip lift, rhinoplasty, upper/lower blepharoplasty, cheek implants, mandible contouring, and chin implant. The procedures were performed outpatient at Newton Surgery, upstairs from The Spiegel Center. I hired a nurse to help at home for the first night and a few hours per day for the first 4-5 days. I'm now eight months post-surgery. I've waited this long to write my review to ensure that I healed properly with no complications. I had lots of procedures and I was out-of-work for seven weeks before I felt I could comfortably work again. It was definitely a tough recovery. Be prepared for total recovery to take several months! My face has subtly changed over these eight months - and each change has improved my overall look. I'm very satisfied with my results. My face is unquestionably more feminine. A good friend said that I look like the cisgender sister of my former self - and I agree. Sadly, I've had to cover my face with a mask since my surgery due to the pandemic. So I can't say for sure how much easier I move through the world now. But I like my photos now! My pre-FFS photos sharply contrast with my recent photos. My new look has given me more self-confidence. I had a great surgical experience with Dr. Spiegel and I'd recommend him to others with no reservations.
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realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RealSelf, Lmm285079, 3/2/2021

One Week out and I Can Already Tell What a Good Decision This Was
Some background: I'm a student in my mid-20s. I transitioned at 20 after puberty changed my face and, well, hormones don't change bones, so even after nearly four years of HRT I still thought I looked masculine. I had heard of and debated FFS for a while but as soon as I got in the financial position to do it, I started researching. Dr. Spiegel had the most experience and best pedigree (both who he's worked on, and who he's trained; the top-tier FFS market is basically him and a bunch of his former students) that I found. I also liked that he strives for a natural look, which is important to me because I am career-minded and don't want to look like I've had work done.My forehead and nose were the only things that gave me dysphoria and I only intended to get those done. I was worried Dr. Spiegel would try to upsell me, but he agreed I didn't need chin or jaw work or a tracheal shave (the other half of the full FFS package that many people get) and listened to my goals. Forehead was my number one priority and from the pictures, I will post next month, you will see why. Dr. Spiegel and his team were great throughout the process, especially the patient coordinator Eleanor, who was accessible, friendly, and kind as my point person. She accommodated a lot of my nerves about getting surgery during COVID and provided helpful information about how to prepare and recover.Pain was not bad at all, but swelling was pretty major so be prepared with ice! Ice is your best friend the first few days. RESULTS:I actually do not have a brow ridge anymore. My forehead is so flat! It's amazing! That may not mean much to cis people but to us trans women, it's unbelievable. Even with the swelling that's still there, you can tell where the bone is and where it isn't. So as for priority 1: awesome job. The nose is harder to tell because of the swelling (the tip is massive right now but that's to be expected from my knowledge of rhinoplasty recovery). But two things are apparent. One, I no longer have a hump! Which was the main masculine signifier on my nose. So however my nose turns out, I won't have dysphoria over it anymore. Again, that's why I did this, so mission accomplished.I'm not posting pictures until my 1 month update, because of the swelling, I don't know how representative they'll be of the final result.
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realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RealSelf, A.A., 3/2/2021

I Look Great! Dr. Spiegel did wonders for my face
Dr. Spiegel and his team are fantastic. Dr. Spiegel did wonders for my face. I went to him for Facial Feminization and while there is a noticeable difference, I still look like me. I'd like to especially thank Carole, one of Dr. Spiegel's coordinators. Carole is charming, kind and looks out for her patients. Thank you Spiegel Center! Madison Green recently came in to see Onir and when I saw her, we connected. She is so HAPPY and admits that it took a little while for everything to settle. When I said to her, “You look fabulous”. Her response to me was, “I know”. I just loved her confidence.
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realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RealSelf, Vivid178099, 2/20/2021

Top Tier FFS Experience
I had a wonderful experience with the Spiegel Center where I underwent Facial Feminization Surgery. Dr. Spiegel understood exactly what I was looking for and the results are fantastic, all of the staff are very nice and helpful as well.
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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, A.A., 2/08/2021

It seems from all the reviews, that every single patient coordinator here is fantastic. I personally had Uzma Hussain as my coordinator as she was absolutely wonderful. Prompt replies and always had the answers I was looking for; I never really felt nervous during the entire process thanks to her and the other staff members there. Dr. Spiegel himself was friendly, informative, and the work he and his attendings did was fantastic. All three of them made time for one on one discussion. Even the surgical center staff was equally as friendly and enjoyable to be around. I personally had several procedures done in regards to 'facial feminization surgery'. All procedures were minimally invasive, well thought out, and left minimal scarring - if it was even visible to start with. Out of the six known incisions I know I had, only one left very minimal and barely notable scarring along one single nostril, - and only so due to a skin issue that became apparent during recovery.

Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, Tori Justine, 2/08/2021

I had FFS with Dr. Spiegel and I absolutely love my new nose! It's such a confidence booster! Dr. Spiegel is kind, supportive, and very talented! I would highly recommend The Spiegel Center to anyone that's considering plastic surgery. Thank you, Dr. Spiegel!! Also, I want to give a special thank you to Carole because she's just the greatest!

Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, Emma Jin 1/26/2021

On December 22nd 2020 I had facial feminization surgery with Dr Spiegel.
From the time I reached out to Dr Spiegel's office to the surgery and post surgery I have had nothing but a positive experience. I have had the pleasure of working with several members on the team, but Eleanor was my main point of contact and she was wonderful to work with. She was patient with all my questions, demystified the financial responsibility, and when I was done, I felt like we had become friends.
Dr Spiegel was thorough in his explanation of what would happen and how my healing would take place post surgery. It's been over a month and by having the expectations explained to me beforehand, I've been able to understand how the swelling reduces and what to expect the first few months post surgery.
During the surgery, the nursing staff, anesthesia doctor and Dr Lee were amazing as they made me feel at ease, explained how the procedures would take place, how I would be wrapped post surgery and how to properly care for my sutures and pain.
The website for Dr Spiegel contained all of the instructions for pre/post op so in addition to the verbal instructions, I also had written instructions for every type of surgery I was undergoing. In all honesty, it was the website with the before/after pics; explanation of types of surgery, and Dr Spiegel's overall approach that drew me from Texas to Boston in the first place.
I highly recommend considering Dr Spiegel for any facial surgery you may be considering in the future.

realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RealSelf, A.A., 12/18/20

I highly recommend
As a thirty-eight-year-old transwoman I had full Facial Feminization surgery with Dr. Spiegel in November 2020, and I could not be happier with my results! Dr. Spiegel and everyone at the Spiegel Center are amazing. I highly recommend them to anyone considering cosmetic surgery. Thank you!
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, Swamp D., 12/7/20

As a 38-year-old transwoman I had full Facial Feminization Surgery with Dr. Spiegel in November 2020 and I could not be happier with the results! Dr. Spiegel and his team at the Spiegel Center are amazing! I would highly recommend them to anyone considering cosmetic surgery! Thank you!

Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, Lydia G, 12/7/20

The entire staff here is very welcoming and encouraging. I knew from the start that I wanted Dr Spiegel to do my FFS surgery. It took a while to get it moving and Carol and Amelia put in a lot of extra effort to keep in touch and help me deal with the insurance. It finally came to be and I had my day with Dr Spiegels team thanks to them. Since then I will admit I'm a little confused. I have always feared mirrors, having to brace myself just to walk past and not look. Now I'm eager to see my face in the morning, check the healing and watch me emerge. I now intentionally steal a glance in the mirror as I pass and smile.

Thank you Dr Spiegel and thank you to your team!
You have changed my life already

Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, Kirsten Arsaga, 12/3/20

I had my FFS surgery in late summer of 2020. Of course this just happened to be during a pandemic, but the staff at The Spiegel Center made sure all their patients are kept safe. Eleanor, my patient coordinator, was very helpful from the very first day I requested a consult with Dr. Spiegel. She made sure I had all the information I needed, all the forms I needed to fill out and was always available to assist me with any concerns or questions I had. Dr. Spiegel was very courteous, friendly and professional. I felt like he really cared about my wellbeing and felt that I was in very good hands. I also have to give a shout out to Dr. Lee, he took care of all my post-op needs. He was very friendly and I felt very comfortable with him and the way he handled my post-op needs. Overall I am extremely happy with my surgery results and would definitely recommend Dr. Spiegel and The Spiegel Center if you are considering having any type of cosmetic surgery done, but especially if you are considering FFS. He and his staff will take great care of you!!
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realself
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: RealSelf, A.A., 11/29/20

A Wonderful Experience
Having my Facial Feminization Surgery performed by Dr. Spiegel was an affirming experience. From my consultation to the day of my surgery and beyond Dr. Spiegel gave expert advice and helped me know what to expect during the recovery. The day of the surgery he and his staff put me at ease as I was readied. The recovery was manageable and the Doctor and his team reached out to me to make sure that everything was going well.
I could not be more thrilled with the results! The look is natural. I simply look like me, but as I should, a woman. With a little effort I have no trouble passing and I am more at ease in public situations. I no longer avoid mirrors and enjoy putting on makeup.
I cannot recommend The Spiegel Center highly enough! I love my new appearance and my new makeup mirror. Thank you so much Dr. Spiegel!
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, Casse, 12/1/2020

Dr. Spiegel performed my facial feminization surgery in mid-June (mandible & forehead contouring). I wanted to wait a bit after my surgery so I could be more sure of the results as they say that about every 3 months, they look better. I've certainly found that to be true. Dr. Spiegel did an excellent job feminizing those features & I feel much more comfortable with my face & how people view me. Healing was remarkably quick & pain-free (just tylenol after day of surgery) and the scar within my hairline is almost invisible just a few months later. Numbness went away after about two months for my scalp and mostly back to normal by 3 months for my chin (still some reduced/strange sensation but mostly not noticeable).
My only difficulties came in trying to collect the information and get their office to fill out forms my insurance required for reimbursement. Most of those difficulties came from the side of my insurance company (BCBS) but it took multiple months of emailing back & forth to get all the documentation I needed for insurance approval.
Dr. Spiegel himself was great & did an excellent job answering any questions I had, though he often seemed rushed/short on time as I was going through the questions I had after my initial consultation.
Overall, I would highly recommend his work & I'm very happy with my results almost 6 months out.
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, Ronnie, 11/29/20

Having my Facial Feminization Surgery performed by Dr. Spiegel was an affirming experience. From my consultation to the day of my surgery and beyond Dr. Spiegel gave expert advice and helped me know what to expect during the recovery. The day of the surgery he and his staff put me at ease as I was readied. The recovery was manageable and the Doctor and his team reached out to me to make sure that everything was going well.
I could not be more thrilled with the results! The look is natural. I simply look like me, but as I should, a woman. With a little effort I have no trouble passing and I am more at ease in public situations. I no longer avoid mirrors and enjoy putting on makeup.
I cannot recommend The Spiegel Center highly enough! I love my new appearance and my new makeup mirror. Thank you so much Dr. Spiegel!
I decided to have Dr. Spiegel perform my Facial Feminization Surgery. I was also fortunate to have Eleanor Partee as my Patient Care Coordinator. She made what seemed daunting into an effortless affair. She gave me all of the paperwork and information I needed. Her help with planning the date, accommodations and nursing care made this a pleasant experience. Thank you so much Eleanor!
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, Quinn Sills, 11/23/20

The Spiegel Center did an incredible job on my FFS surgery. I am currently a month out and as the swelling goes down the results reveal themselves in very affirming and delightful ways! The staff was respectful and the person that was the biggest superstar was Carole Werner. There were a lot of hiccups that occurred on the way to my surgery date and she made me feel so at peace and confident that everything would be fine. She from the beginning to the end was spectacular, really everything a girl could dream of! The reason I don't give the full five stars are few but I think it's important to mention that at a place that specializes in gender affirming surgeries there were no trans staff members (at least that I know of). It would have been very comforting to be able to talk to a staff member that had a deeper understanding of what it was like to live a trans experience. The other issue I had was with the waiting room times and the fact that my pre-op appointment felt really rushed. It's understandable that with Covid things aren't going to run as smooth as they normally do but there is also a unique opportunity to schedule in a way thats eliminates such long times in the waiting room. Lastly, it's important to prepare people for the post operative experience. Dr. Spiegel made it seem like things would be "fine" sooner than they actually were. For the most part he was informative but I think it would be good to let clients know that bruising will take over a month to go away potentially. Seeing my face for the first three weeks was really hard, there were moments where I thought I hated the results! That all being said I am thrilled with work Dr. Spiegel and his staff do! Two other staff members that I absolutely loved was a doctor named Justine and also Dr. Lee. Overall, great experience!!!
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google Review, A.A. 11/18/2020

I'm not the type to typically write reviews for things, but this was impactful enough that I felt I ought to. Dr. Spiegel and his team were very knowledgeable and easy to work with. I felt extremely supported throughout the process, and I feel that it went well (though I am still in the process of recovering). I would definitely recommend him to anyone considering facial feminization surgery. If I remember to, I'll update this in a few months once I'm fully healed.
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realself
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: realself, VaeVictoria 11/03/20

Incredible Staff - I'm a Client for Life
The entire staff here has been just amazing. From the first consultation until my latest (but certainly not last) procedure, I've been treated with respect, kindness, and the utmost care. Dr. Spiegel knew exactly what my facial feminization surgery should entail, and never pressured me for anything more than what was necessary. He put me at ease, and his expertise gave me the features I've been dreaming of. Dr. Shektman's breast augmentation also turned out perfect. I love my new figure! Dr. Onir is amazing - she provided excellent care when I went in for botox, and I'll be returning for filler very soon. Eleanor (my patient coordinator) and the rest of the staff have been incredible. Whether it's answering my endless questions, working around my scheduling, or just reassurance, the staff here has provided excellent service and care. I'll be doing all my future procedures here, without a doubt.
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realself
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A., 9/21/20

FFS - I Look a Lot Like my Sister Now
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Spiegel and my patient care coordinator, Eleanor. I'm only 3 months post-op so there is some healing left to do (chin, nose, forehead, and scalp still a bit numb), but I'm happy with the results so far. My family and some of my friends that also know my sister tell me that I look a lot like her now.
I had an Adam's apple reduction, chin/jaw contouring, lip lift, cheek implants, rhino, forehead contouring/brow bossing, and hair line advancement. A hair transplant was done 1 week after to help hide the scar from the hair line advancement.
I might get VFS and some moles removed sometime next year at the Spiegel Center.
The only thing that didn't go great for me was that there is a divot on my forehead. I had that divot before FFS, but it is more noticeable afterwards. It comes down vertically in the center of my forehead. Dr. Spiegel believes it will disappear as the healing continues, but I'm not so sure. I will have to wait and see. One of my nostrils is also a little bit bigger than the other, but I'm not too concerned about that.
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realself
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A. 9/16/20

Exceeded my Expectations
The perfect experience! I had a series of facial feminization surgeries and couldn't be happier with the entire process. From the ease and comfort of scheduling a consultation, a successful procedure with Dr. Spiegel, to the follow-up appointment a week later, my expectations were consistently exceeded. Throughout the entire process I was in touch with Eleanor, who often went far out of her way to assist me and answer any questions. She made me feel truly valued and appreciated. And a big thank you to the entire staff at the Spiegel Center, the culmination of everyone's efforts resulted in another very happy client who is thrilled with her results! It is with great enthusiasm that I can proudly say I will be back!
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, Alyssa Holmes, 9/16/2020

The perfect experience! I had a series of facial feminization surgeries and couldn't be happier with the entire process. From the ease and comfort of scheduling a consultation, a successful procedure with Dr. Spiegel, to the follow-up appointment a week later, my expectations were consistently exceeded. Throughout the entire process I was in touch with Eleanor, who often went far out of her way to assist me and answer any questions. She made me feel truly valued and appreciated. And a big thank you to the entire staff at the Spiegel Center, the culmination of everyone's efforts resulted in another very happy client who is thrilled with her results! It is with great enthusiasm that I can proudly say I will be back!
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Jai Williams 9/10/2020

Dr. Spiegel is an artist for sure. The spiegel center as a whole recieved me very warmly and my experience there was most definitely very positive. They provided me with all the information i need, answered my questions with utmost patience and urgency, and even helped me work through my insurance coverage and medical necessity requirements for FFS. I've just begun the healing process, but I'm already excited by the results
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realself
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A.020 8/29/2020

Great Experience
I can’t say enough good things about Dr.Spiegel and his entire staff.It took three years before I made my decision on voice feminization surgery and I definitely made the right decision.When I initially reached out I got a response very fast.Carole was a pleasure ,she made sure I got all the information I needed to make my decision.My FaceTime consultation with Dr.Spiegel was great.He explained everything and was completely honest with me about the procedure and what I could expect.I made the decision to move forward and Carole made sure I got everything I needed to make it happen.A few months later I found myself at Newton Surgery ready for this potentially life changing surgery.Everyone was so kind the nurse handling my paperwork right before surgery was wonderful.The anesthesiologist was so kind and the gentleman taking care of me after surgery was absolutely amazing.Dr.Spiegel stopped in right before I went for surgery to go over everything and once again was completely honest.He even joked around with me because he could tell I was super nervous.The procedure took very little time and I was out and on the road to recovery within 3 hours.Recovery was exactly what the doctor said it would be.I am currently six weeks out of surgery and everyone’s amazed at how feminine my voice now sounds and I still have several more months to watch it continue to improve.I will forever be thankful to Dr.Spiegel and everyone at the Spiegel center for this amazing and beautiful feminine voice.You have made me one very happy lady.
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realself
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A. 8/25/2020

Best FFS Surgeon out There!
I recently had FFS with Dr. Spiegel including forehead and mandible contouring, rhinoplasty, lip lift, and cheek implants. I can happily say that after a month in recovery I am LOVING the results!! If you’re looking for subtle yet impactful changes to the overall look of your face, Dr. Spiegel is a great option for you. Dr. Spiegel even recommended some things to me (cheek implants and lip lift) that I wasn’t initially considering. I ended up trusting his opinion and I’m SO glad I did! He definitely knows what he’s talking about.
His staff was very respectful and educated, and I felt very well taken care of the entire time I was there. I have felt that my presence as a transgender woman was challenging to some doctor’s offices, but that wasn’t the case at all with Dr. Spiegel and his team. My surgery coordinator, Eleanor Partee, was a pleasure to work with, and had no problems. Overall I very strongly recommend Dr. Spiegel for FFS.
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, A.A. 8/25/2020

I recently had FFS with Dr. Spiegel including forehead and mandible contouring, rhinoplasty, lip lift, and cheek implants. I can happily say that after a month in recovery I am LOVING the results!! If you’re looking for subtle yet impactful changes to the overall look of your face, Dr. Spiegel is a great option for you. Dr. Spiegel even recommended some things to me (cheek implants and lip lift) that I wasn’t initially considering. I ended up trusting his opinion and I’m SO glad I did! He definitely knows what he’s talking about.
His staff was very respectful and educated, and I felt very well taken care of the entire time I was there. I have felt that my presence as a transgender woman was challenging to some doctor’s offices, but that wasn’t the case at all with Dr. Spiegel and his team. My surgery coordinator, Eleanor Partee, was a pleasure to work with, and had no problems. Overall I very strongly recommend Dr. Spiegel for FFS.
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, A.A. 8/25/2020

Dr. Spiegel and his team are absolutely incredible! Cannot recommend them highly enough. He's one of the best/most knowledgeable surgeons in the field and his team are also wonderful. Dr. Spiegel always took the time to make sure that any questions I had were answered fully and he has wonderful bedside manner. I strongly recommend Dr. Spiegel
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realself
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Realself realself, erisvu 7/29/2020

Love my Results
I can't say enough great things about the Spiegel center. Everyone is so kind, and knowledgeable. Dr. Spiegel has done so many facial Feminization surgeries and is one of the top Doctors in this field. He's also very easy to talk to.
My patient coordinator was Eleanor and I've never met a more kind, sincere, warm person. She made me feel right at home even though I lived hours away.
Facial Feminization surgery takes a lot of time to heal, but I saw results right at my post op appointment and the results just keeps getting better and better everyday.
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realself
Procedure: Full Facial Feminization Surgery (June 25th 2020)
Source: Realself, A.A. 7/19/2020

I had forehead surgery with a brow lift, a trachea shave, rhinoplasty and chin shaping with Dr. Spiegel. In my pre-op appointment, Dr. Spiegel listened to all my concerns and desires and really delivered amazing results the next day in surgery. His Operating Room staff were so sweet and made me feel very at ease in the hour before I went into surgery (especially his nurse, she was so lovely). As soon as I got back to my hotel and looked in the mirror after surgery, I was already pleased with the differences I saw in my nose ( the rest was bandaged up obviously). Now that I am almost a month out of surgery I am still so happy with my results. My chin and nose still have swelling which is going to take a year to fully resolve but even with swelling my face is ten times more feminine than before. The trachea shave came out better than expected since mine was extremely prominent before. Dr. Spiegel and his OR staff were really first class and I would recommend him for facial feminization.
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Google
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Google, A.A. 7/3/2020

I consider Dr. Spiegel to be the gold standard in the specialty of facial feminization surgery! I am so happy with my results! I had type III forehead reduction, brow lift, cheek implants, and trachea shave. I experienced some swelling and very little bruising. I am so amazed how flat Dr. Spiegel got my neanderthal brow bone. I also love my new cheek implants! I highly recommend Dr. Spiegel and his wonderful staff!!!
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realself
Procedure: Facial Feminization Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A. 6/9/2020

I Feel Great About my Face - It feels so good to look in the mirror and feel female

Dr. Spiegel was kind and professional. I am happy with the results. It feels so good to look in the mirror and feel female. The team answered all my questions. I was treated with care. I had very little pain after surgery, although it was of course uncomfortable and there was swelling and numbness. Be ready to have your chin and lips be numb for months.
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realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: realself, Energetic956550 6/2/2020

Wonderful experience! I had facial feminization surgery with Dr. Spiegel and I look beautiful! It's truly a miracle. I never thought I would or could look this feminine and attractive. I literally look in the mirror and gasp at how pretty I look. Amazingly each month after surgery passes I look better and better, more and more feminine and more and more attractive. Dr. Spiegel's team was incredibly supportive and kind and I plan to do more procedures with them over the summer and will definitely keep doing so.
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realself
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source:realself, Wallflower46 6/3/2020

I am 74 years old, a rather late-blooming MTF trans person, and had a full menu of facial feminization procedures performed by Dr. Spiegel just last year. First of all, I can't say enough good things about the staff at The Spiegel Center, from the receptionist on up to Dr. Spiegel himself, who are all exceptionally kind, accepting and caring. These are people who are there to help you. As for the outcome of the work done on me, I can best quote the word I hear most often from my friends, old and new: "beautiful." My own word would be "incredible," given how I looked before. Don't imagine that "cosmetic" surgery is just about ego: this has given me an enormous boost in confidence as I move forward in my belated transition. I most earnestly recommend Dr. Spiegel to anyone wanting to be their best self.
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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Yelp, Justine K 4/22/2020

Great Experience, Back for More. Back in 2012 I had surgery with Dr spiegel, which was just at the beginning of my transition from male to female. My memories of the time were great, and honestly the Surgery made such a difference to my life. I had brow bone shaving, hairline advancement, and tracheal shave. The brow bone shaving definitely had the most impact on my appearance, and was such a necessity for me and my transition. Overall I was very happy with the end results of my surgeries with Dr. spiegel. Now, almost 8 years later, i have scheduled rhinoplasty, cheek implants, and laser skin resurfacing with Dr spiegel, and am going into it confidently because of my prior experiences with him. Would recommend him to anyone, transgender or not, he is a great surgeon.
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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, IvyLODeria 4/20/2020

Working with Dr Spiegel and his team was one of the best decisions I have ever made. His staff have always been kind and caring, and his treatment of his patients is unprecedented. I had Facial Feminization Surgery a year ago, and I can't explain the weight that was lifted every day as I healed. Having hairline reduction surgery, I cried when I realized that my manly receding hairline was gone, and I didn't have to cover it up anymore. I don't feel the urge to wear makeup every day, in fear that someone would be able to tell I'm trans. I am so much more at ease, I couldn't imagine ever going back. Dr. Spiegel gave me the comfort I needed to live my life authentically.

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Yelp, Jamira 4/17/2020

I want to thank Dr. Spiegel and his entire office and medical team for such a wonderful experience! The entire process from speaking with the front desk staff to my surgical coordinator, Eleanor, was so easy. I feel so blessed that my insurance covered my FFS procedures. It was very easy to book a date for surgery. The day of surgery I felt completely at ease and well taken care of by Dr. Spiegel and his medical team. I wasn't in pain upon waking up at all. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for changing my life in such a positive way!
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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Realself, A.A. 4/1/2020

Great Experience, Back for More.
Hi….this is my patient Justine Kinser, back for more. She is currently scheduled for more surgery. This a 5 star on RealSelf. She said she also posted one on Google. I don’t see it. I asked if she could repost on Google. However, if she makes another attempt and I do not see it, this will be my 2nd patient, first being Jamira Floyd, who attempted on Google and it did not post. I actually walked Jamira through it and she made 2 other attempts…..let’s see how Justine makes out!
1 Apr 2020 Back in 2012 I had surgery with Dr spiegel, which was just at the beginning of my transition from male to female. My memories of the time were great, and honestly the Surgery made such a difference to my life. I had brow bone shaving, hairline advancement, and tracheal shave. The brow bone shaving definitely had the most impact on my appearance, and was such a necessity for me and my transition. Overall I was very happy with the end results of my surgeries with Dr. spiegel. Now, almost 8 years later, i have scheduled rhinoplasty, cheek implants, and laser skin resurfacing with Dr spiegel, and am going into it confidently because of my prior experiences with him. Would recommend him to anyone, transgender or not, he is a great surgeon.

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, Annonymous 3/20/2020

I want to thank Dr. Spiegel and his entire office and medical team for such a wonderful experience! The entire process from speaking with the front desk staff to my surgical coordinator, Eleanor, was so easy. I’m feel so blessed that my insurance covered my FFS procedures. It was very easy to book a date for surgery. The day of surgery I felt completely at ease and well taken care of by Dr. Spiegel and his medical team. I wasn’t in pain upon waking up at all. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for changing my life in such a positive way!

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, Sam Ellie 2/10/2020

Dr. Spiegel performed facial feminization surgery on one of my (young adult) children resulting in a beautiful natural appearance--or as Dr. Spiegel put it, a lovelier, more feminine version of herself. The office staff was respectful, supportive, and professional, most especially our coordinator, Carole Werner, whose kind enthusiasm is, put simply, infectious. We recommend Dr. Spiegel without hesitation.

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google, Michaela Kilduff 1/10/2020

I am a 32 year old trans women who decided Facial Feminization Surgery was something I needed to pursue. From my consultation, surgery and recovery Dr. Spiegel and everyone at the Spiegle Center have made this journey a positive one. I always felt welcome and cared for. From the start I always had someone to reach out too when I had questions. I’d like to make a special thanks to my patient care coordinator Eleanor Partee, she always welcomed me like family. Thank you everyone at the Spiegel Center for helping me achieve my goal!

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RealSelf
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RealSelf, Anonymous 1/01/2020

Dr. Spiegel did a fabulous job; so reassuring and caring. The office staff, especially Eleanor, could not have been better! Surgery is always stressful; this team did such a wonderful job.

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RealSelf
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RealSelf, A.A. 12/30/2019

I had FFS on Nov. 15th. I am almost healed. There is still some swelling in the jaw and chin. The scars are healing nicely. The whole experience was incredibly surreal. I 100% recommend Dr. Spiegel for FFS. I am not quite ready to upload a picture but I am completely satisfied with the results. When I look in the mirror I can the her now. It is an empowering feeling.

Eleanor Partee was my care coordinator and did an amazing job. If there is anything else I need done it will be Dr. Spiegel, no question.

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source:Google, Adrienne Taylor King 12/26/2019

I had Facial Feminization done, and could not be more pleased with the results! Dr. Spiegel and his staff were friendly, comforting, and made the process very easy.

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source:Google, Andie Taylor 12/5/2019

The Spiegel Center has changed my life. I got full facial feminization surgery in August 2019. Eleanor has been an absolute joy to work with and checks in on me and my recovery. Having an intensive surgery like FFS can be quite emotional and Eleanor and Dr. Spiegel have treated me like family. I have received follow-up gifts from the Spiegel Center. I am from out of town and when I am back there in April for the marathon, they invited me to stop in so they could see my progress. Before FFS, I would get a lot of "Sir, ma'am, sir..." and confusion from people and now it's all "Ma'am" and now I even get "Miss" since they took off some years as well. I would do it all over again, it was definitely worth the money.

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Nikki Paulsen Dec/3/2019

I had FFS with the Spiegel Center in November. I am very happy with my results. My face still feels like my face and it feels natural like this is how it should have been all along. I am much more in the range of that of my cis relatives now and I couldn't be happier.

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google

I've wanted to go to Spiegel for FFS since I was a teenager, and finally was blessed to have that happen over 15 years later. Had to jump through a lot of hoops to get my insurance to write a Letter of Agreement to pay, but once that was in place Carole and the office staff made sure things were easy as possible. Dr. Spiegel is incredibly friendly and disarming, which is especially helpful for such a life-changing procedure. Great experience and results!

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google

I had Facial Feminization with Dr. Spiegel in March of this year. My experiences with both Dr. Spiegel and the fellow working with him at the time, Dr. Kuperstock, were great. They were professional, kind, and affirming, going out of their way to answer questions and address any concerns both before and after the procedure. My goal was simple: I wanted to look like me, and Dr. Spiegel’s philosophy and techniques achieved that in a way that’s been profoundly life-changing. Thank you, to all of you.

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google

A little less than a month ago, I was fortunate enough to have FFS with Dr. Spiegel. His talent and expertise go without saying, he's simply just the best; but he is also such a kind and compassionate person. This surgery is so significant for trans-women who want it and everyone at The Spiegel Center knows that, especially Dr. Spiegel. When I first reached out about scheduling an initial consultation, Kat got right back to me and got me in the next week. From that day, she was always there to answer all of my questions, address all of my concerns, and just offer me so much emotional support. And a month after surgery, she's STILL there helping me just as much as she did before. My initial consultation went SO well. Dr. Spiegel went over everything with me in detail and answered ALL of my questions in detail. He does this surgery A LOT, but he never made me feel like "just another one", nothing felt mechanical. I wanted to mention that because I went on consultations with two other pretty well known surgeons and I cannot say the same about them. The impression with them was "I do this a lot, I'm good at it, just listen, you'll be fine". Dr. Spiegel, on the other hand, made everything feel very personalized. That's the difference between confidence and ego. He made it clear that he was going to give me MY face, not just a collection of standard feminine feature. I officially decided I would go with Dr. Spiegel about a month later. I was crushed to hear that he was booked until December. I told Kat I was prepared to wait, but explained to her why getting it done this summer was my goal. She could have stopped there, but she kept checking for any open ORs in the summer; and SHE WAS ABLE TO FIND ONE. She got me in for a consultation ONE week after requesting it AND she got me into surgery TWO months after booking. A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. My surgery came and went so quickly and everything went so well. Throughout this ENTIRE process, I have never felt so well cared for. I could happy-cry just thinking about it. If there is any other procedure or treatment I want in the future, there is NO question about where I'll go. Thank you so much Dr. Spiegel, Kat, and everyone at the Spiegel Center. You raise the bar so high for every other surgeon's office. Thank you for your talent, your professionalism, your compassion, and your sincerity. My words can't possibly do my experience justice, it really was just that beautiful.

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google

Two years ago I had FFS in Boston by Dr. Spiegel and it was life changing… After reading many surgeon reviews online I decided to have an online Skype consultation with Dr. Spiegel. I was immediately at ease and felt heard leaving me full of confidence to move forward and book my surgery. Dr. Spiegel's staff (especially Carole) made scheduling easy and were really helpful in preparing me with what to expect and where to stay which really helped to reduce anxiety about the upcoming trip. Boston was lovely and meeting the Dr. and team in person was great. Every one was extremely warm and welcoming and the Dr. took his time to answer all my questions. Surgery took place in an amazing modern and clean Hospital which I recovered in for a day or two before going back to my hotel with a friend. The entire time during recovery Dr. Spiegel was very easy to reach and the communication and care was excellent. After about 10 days I returned to the Doctor’s office to have my stitches removed and say good bye to everyone before the trip back home. My flight back to Vegas from Boston was a completely different experience. Even though I had bruises and bandages I didn’t experience one instance of being misgendered. It was on the flight back home that I realized what a massive success my surgery had been. Two years on and the effects have been profound.

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RateMDs
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RateMDs

When I started transition at 37, I didn't expect to "pass," despite this being a goal of mine. I just didn’t think it was possible. I had tried everything before making up my mind to come out, and I was really scared for what the future had in store for me. Going in, I promised myself only the best. Whether it was finding a therapist, hair removal, breast augmentation, voice lessons, and especially facial feminization surgery, I didn't want to cut a single corner. For FFS, I was prepared to travel as far as I had to, and I can honestly say that Dr. Spiegel was my #1 choice in the world. That I live in NYC and Dr. Spiegel is in Boston was just a happy coincidence. My decision came down to his experience, reputation, and the aesthetics of all the photos that I managed to find, both on his web site as well as various internet forums. People say that his results are natural, and I’d agree. I had “the works,” including brow reduction, brow lift, hairline advancement, cheek implants, rhinoplasty, lip lift, jaw contouring, chin implant, and trachea reduction. I feel he was thoughtful in his approach to each one. For some of the procedures, like the brow reduction and nose job, he was aggressive. For a few of the others, like the lip lift, the results are more subtle, but I have naturally full lips so that makes sense to me. Overall, I’d say that he played to my strengths. The first few days of recovery were an absolute nightmare. About two weeks later, despite being nowhere near healed, I started to venture out. People had no idea I was trans. This was an absolute miracle to me. I was so accustomed to my dreams not coming true, but suddenly it was “ma’am” and “miss” everywhere I went! Gradually, as my new face came into focus, I began to like what I saw in the mirror. I still have plenty of rough days, believe me, but FFS changed my life in ways I truly did not think was possible. Going to Dr. Spiegel was the biggest leap of faith I’ve ever taken in my life, and now at age 41, I’m so incomparably happy that I did. I did have a complication with the chin implant, however. It had healed fine at first, but after about a year, the area would swell if I talked or chewed a lot. Eventually, I developed an infection and had to have it removed. Several months later, I developed some scar tissue under the skin and needed an injection. In retrospect, I wouldn’t have opted for the chin implant in the first place. I called and emailed Dr. Spiegel’s office a lot throughout this process, and his staff was with me every step of the way. Their commitment to my recovery, even years after my procedure, speaks volumes. Thank you to Dorit, Kelly, and Katie. You're the best!

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RealSelf
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: RealSelf

I had a FFS in January of 2018 with Dr Spiegel, it’s one of the best decision I’ve made. Before I always struggled feeling uncomfortable in my body and was very self conscious when I was out in public. In the months following surgery that all began to change, I felt comfortable with my body and started to enjoy being out in the world. Dr Spiegel genuinely changed my life and gave me the gift of getting to live my life in a body I actually feel comfortable in. The procedures I had done were forehead contouring with brow lift and hairline advancement, rhinoplasty, chin and jaw contouring, and tracheal shave. I’m very happy with the results from all of these, especially the chin and forehead work, as those were the things I was most uncomfortable with before. I do have a bit of visible scarring on one side of my forehead, however it barely noticeable, and only if you’re looking closely. I am also considering having a bit more jaw work done, in my pre op we decided to only do the front part of my jaw near my chin. I have an appointment with Dr Spiegel to discuss potentially having the rest of my jaw done in April, I’ll update if I decide to go through with it. The staff at the Spiegel Center were amazing and helped me through the whole process, it was especially confusing as I had surgery covered by my insurance which meant a lot of paperwork. Carol, my patient coordinator, was always there to answer any questions I had and guide me though the process. Arelys, their billing and scheduling specialist helped me get everything covered by insurance and was able to get me surgical date 4 months earlier than the one I was initially given. Thank you so much to Dr Spiegel and everyone at the Spiegel Center!

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RealSelf
Procedure: Forehead Contouring
Source: Realself, A.A., 4/09/21

AMAZING Experience
I had such an amazing experience with Dr. Spiegel and his team from beginning to end. He was incredibly patient with me and really listened to my wants and needs and Carole is truly such a sweet and kind woman who was so incredibly helpful and accommodating with me throughout the process. I had forehead reshaping done along with a brow lift and I genuinely wouldn't have trusted my forehead in anyone else hands. My only complaint is my brow lift wound up being a little more conservative than I would've liked but I love that his work is so natural looking and that I don't have the awful surprised look that so often happens with brow lifts. 10/10 recommend. They are all very kind and professional and 100% worth the money! Read review on RealSelf

RealSelf
Procedure: Forehead Contouring
Source: Realself, A.A., 12/23/20

I had a great experience
I recently had ffs with Dr Spiegel in Boston! I had a great experience. I will attach before and afters.

What I had done:
1. Mandible contouring- the results are subtle but have had a significant impact. I feel like my face appears smaller and more feminine. I didn't experience much pain in my mandible, I did have to shave my face and that was very uncomfortable. It felt like I was plucking each hair. lol. I couldn't eat anything for probably 2 weeks but I did drink smoothies. I also mashed up noodles and had that but my daily intake was around 500 calories. I lost 20 pounds between surgery and home.... Im not mad about it!

2. Forehead- I went with forehead reconstruction and bc of my job as a nurse, I opted to have my incision placed behind the hairline. Unfortunately, I did end up losing a good grip of hair. After a few days of having my head wrapped, my hair got extremely tangled and there were two huge knots... I looked like princess Leia. one of the knots fell out while I was trying to get it out and the other one was removed with scissors. I am very appreciative of this surgery. I experienced more pain with this surgery. I read online that there would be minimal pain bc the area was supposed to be extremely numb. That wasn't my experience. only the right side of my head was numb but the left side was extremely tender and painful. Occasionally today I will feel some slight discomfort. Having the staples removed was fairly comfortable until the left side needed to be removed. Because the incision was in the hair, it was hard to see all of the staples and there were two that were missed. This happens sometimes. I just recommend that you feel through your hair to make sure that there aren't any staples left.

I would 10/10 recommend Dr Spiegel for surgery. His work gave me the confidence to leave my job and get out into a different field. He is truly an artist.

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Procedure: Forehead Contouring
Source: RealSelf Megan Welles - 26 Aug 2020

The Best Decision I Ever Made!
I cannot express enough how pleased I am with my experience with Dr. Spiegel. My coordinator, Carole, was an absolute gem. I had a forehead reduction and rhinoplasty. The results were absolutely amazing! I'm only two weeks after surgery, a lot of the swelling is down and my smooth forehead and smaller nose make me feel adorable and pretty in a way that I never thought possible. If you are thinking of getting surgery yourself, I cannot recommend Dr. Spiegel enough.

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Source: Google 7/6/2020 - Addison Z

9 month post surgery update- I just had to come back and say after a basically full recovery I am over the moon about my results! I had some numbness in my scalp and certain areas that had been worked on but I'm very happy to say those have all had return of sensation, though if not it was a minor price I was willing to pay. Most importantly however, I can not express how incredible it is to really see myself in the mirror every day and be happy with what I see. My confidence has gotten so much better, there's so many days I don't even feel the need to put on makeup before I leave the house anymore

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Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Selene Flemming 2/03/2020

I had Facial Feminization Surgery performed by Dr. Spiegel because I heard he was the best in the world. I am only two months post-op but I am already in agreement with this! The cranioplasty or forehead reduction and rhinoplasty already look absolutely perfect. I am told it will take up to a year for the jaw and chin swelling to subside completely but I already see a huge improvement. The greatest aspect of Dr. Spiegel's work in my opinion is how natural, yet significant the feminization is. In other words I still look very much like "me" and people say that I look like a twin sister of my old self. Dr. Spiegel and his staff are very kind and respectful. The Doctor asked me which components of FFS that I prioritize before giving me his perspective. He was very, very welcoming and compassionate. My surgical coordinator was Carole Werner who was extremely sweet. She made everything incredibly easy on my part by filing my letters of recommendation, setting up consultations and delivering my surgery date. The rest of his staff were similarly respectful and kind. I recommend Dr. Spiegel 10 out of 10.

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Procedure: Forehead contouring and scalp advancement
Source: Google Drew C. 12/10/2019

I had facial feminization surgery with Dr. Spiegel on November 15th. The results are everything I wanted and more. Eleanor Partee was my care coordinator and was absolutely wonderful to work with. If I ever get anything else done, I will go to Dr. Spiegel without question. I had forehead contouring with scalp advancement and brow lift, rhinoplasty, lip lift with augmentation, mandible contouring and liposuction in the neck and chin. I really couldn't be happier with the results. It's incredibly empowering to look in the mirror and finally be able to see the her.

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Procedure: Forehead Contouring
Source: Google

I recently got a rhinoplasty and forehead contouring surgury done by Dr.Spiegel after doing tons of research I knew he was the doctor I wanted to go with. Everyone in the office is super friendly! My surgury Date got moved up and I had a lot of paperwork and things to do in a short amount of time. Kat was a huge help and I would not of been able to get it all done without her, she’s super friendly and personable so a huge thank you to her. As far as the surgury I felt zero pain I am amazed by that! I got my cast off about a week ago I cried when I saw the results because I was so happy I am absolutely in love with my new nose and forehead and for anyone thinking about either one of these procedures it is a must that you go see this surgeon! Highly recommend.

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Procedure: Forehead Contouring
Source: Google

I has a forehead reconstruction with brow lift and trachea shave done with Dr. Spiegel on March 2nd 2018 at Mount Auburn Hospital. I came all the way from Korea to see Dr. Spiegel because Korean surgeons can’t perform the type 3 forehead reconstruction I desperately needed. Not only did both procedures go perfectly, my experience at Mount Auburn Hospital was absolutely amazing. He performed the trachea shave in a very safe manner, and I have experienced no negative changes in voice what so ever. Dr. Spiegel performed the brow lift slightly differently for me and the result suits my Asian face perfectly. He also fixed the minor ptosis in my right brow. Also what amazes me is the incision for my forehead reconstruction was closed up so carefully that after one week I can barely see the actual scar line except the scabs around it. As it turned out Dr. Spiegel was surprised too, because he said most patients aren’t nearly as careful as me after the procedure and always stress the surgery spot and stretch out the scar tissue early in the recovery process. Not only was the staff at Mount Auburn Hospital super friendly, I was offered a single room with a beautiful view of the river. My first night was absolutely painless, and my swelling was minimal. Also, the paient coordinator Katie at Dr. Spiegel’s office is the best! She was always responding to emails promptly, and she helped me so much with billing and scheduling the surgery. I messed up the payment because I didn’t read the instructions carefully but Katie figured everything out and dispersed the payment for me. Thank you so much!! Overall, I am very impressed by Dr. Spiegel and his team. I’ll definitely come back if I need anything else in the future, thank you thank you!

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RealSelf
Procedure: Forehead Contouring
Source: RealSelf

Spiegel ain't cheap, but I'm delighted with my results so far. I'm not quite 2 weeks out, and will update in the future if my feelings change, but the changes in my face already are lovely. I had Forehead reduction, Rhinoplasty, Lip Lift, and Trachea Shave. Pros: --Great results so far -Lovely staff/facility. Really everyone I engaged with was great. Even when I was passing out getting an IV or getting faint when the staples came out, everyone was supportive and nice. -Staff were super available during recovery. Whenever we were worried about something, we could always reach someone by phone with questions. -Despite still being a swollen mess, so far I look *natural* which is what I was going for. Cons:-Spiegel AIN'T CHEAP. You get what you *pay* for. 100% worth it in my mind, but not everyone can afford this doctor sadly-Going back to hotel the day of surgery was scary. Worked out, but still scary.-Post op appointment getting stitches/staples out was a miserable experience. Overall:-Recovery sucked. Majorly. Easily the most uncomfortable week of my life. 0/10. Spent the first 3 days drugged up and in a lot of discomfort. Next 3 days weening off meds and very uncomfortable/bored. Last 2-3 days of recovery spent bored out of my goddamn mind. The recovery process will suck. It's bearable, but it suuucckkkksssss. I knew it would going in, and I was still surprised by how much of a bummer it was. I was stealth before, and will continue to be after, so no pictures. Sorry.

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Procedure: Mandible Contouring
Source: Google, Kate Davis 1/23/2021

I had an unbelievably amazing experience with Dr. Spiegel and his team at The Spiegel Center. I heard about Doctor Spiegel online and his work with FFS. I was only looking for a mandible contouring procedure and he had a very good reputation for them. I called and scheduled a consultation and that’s where I first met Dr. Spiegel. He not only presented me with all the options to make my jawline look the way I wanted, but he also made an effort to get to know me. When I shared with him that I was a nursing student pursuing a career in psych nursing he told me stories about his psych clinical rotation. He not only made the effort to get to know my goals for my face, but also went the extra mile to get to know me as a person which made me feel so much more confident in choosing him to do my procedure over other doctors I consulted with. Next, I met Carole, an absolute angel. She was there for me throughout the entire process with any questions I had and worked scheduling miracles so I could have the procedure done before I started my semester. I had my procedure done at the Newton Surgery location and Dr. Spiegel’s team there was incredible as well. About 3 days post op I had some pain in my lips because I had wrapped my bandages too tight (totally an error on my part). At about 8pm on Sunday I sent Carole a non-urgent email just to let her know I was going to call the next morning to ask if pain in my lips was normal. She emailed me back right away and Dr. Spiegel himself called me with in 5 minutes to make sure I was okay. He had me send him photos and he recognized that I had put the bandage back on too tight. He advised I take the bandage off and the issue immediately corrected itself. I could not be more thrilled with my results. I wasn’t looking for a dramatic change, I just wanted my jawline to look more symmetrical. My family and myself noticed the amazing difference and how much better my face looked. The difference was also subtle enough that people I don’t see every day weren’t able to notice that I had any work done. There was no scarring and I look so beautiful and natural, just a more enhanced version of myself. The people who did know I had the procedure done and saw my before and after photos were floored by what a difference it made in how much better I looked even though it was such a minor change. Since I had my mandible contouring done at The Spiegel Center, three of the people who saw my results have also booked procedures there. Three months after my mandible contouring The Spiegel Center called me to let me know they had an opening for me to get a rhinoplasty because they remembered that I had briefly mentioned I was interested in doing one back at my original consultation. I just had my rhinoplasty, and it came out exactly how I wanted. I have now had 2 procedures at the Spiegel Center with Dr. Spiegel that have gone above and beyond my expectations in every way. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr Spiegel both for his surgical skills and his bedside manner, and the same for his entire team at The Spiegel Center, especially Carole. Thank you all so much for taking such great care of me and all your effort to make this such a positive experience for me!

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RealSelf
Procedure: Mandible Contouring
Source: RealSelf 28 Nov 2020

Great Results
Dr. Spiegel performed my facial feminization surgery in mid-June (mandible & forehead contouring). I wanted to wait a bit after my surgery so I could be more sure of the results as they say that about every 3 months, they look better. I've certainly found that to be true. Dr. Spiegel did an excellent job feminizing those features & I feel much more comfortable with my face & how people view me. Healing was remarkably quick & pain-free (just tylenol after day of surgery) and the scar within my hairline is almost invisible just a few months later. Numbness went away after about two months for my scalp and mostly back to normal by 3 months for my chin (still some reduced/strange sensation but mostly not noticeable).
My only difficulties came in trying to collect the information and get their office to fill out forms my insurance required for reimbursement. Most of those difficulties came from the side of my insurance company (BCBS) but it took multiple months of emailing back & forth to get all the documentation I needed for insurance approval.
Dr. Spiegel himself was great & did an excellent job answering any questions I had, though he often seemed rushed/short on time as I was going through the questions I had after my initial consultation.
Overall, I would highly recommend his work & I'm very happy with my results almost 6 months out. (As others have said, I've also had a lot of people - myself included - who've noticed how much I look like my sister now).

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Procedure: Mandible Contouring
Source: RealSelf 3/30/2020

Working with Dr. Spiegel and staff was an amazing experience. I knew from the moment that I went in for my consultation that it was the place I would choose for my surgery. Everyone there is kind, friendly, and compassionate, especially the patient coordinators Carole and Uzma. I had manible contour, forehead reduction, trachea shave, rhinoplasty, cheek implants and browlift and so far my results have been amazing. Dr. Spiegel is confident, precise, and he accommodates your expectations in a realistic and friendly manner. Both he and the staff are warm and hospitable and made my mother and I feel like Boston was our home away from how while we were there. I greatly enjoyed my time there, and if I ever need a future procedure done, I will go back to Boston! )

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Procedure: Mandible Contouring
Source: RealSelf

I travelled from Virginia to Boston to have mandible count outing by Dr Spiegel and I must say it was the best descision I have ever made. I am very happy with my results going into my second week and I can already see the difference.Everyone of his staff was very friendly and welcome. Carole my surgical coordinator went above and beyond to accommodate and I am so pleased with her.If any one is considering facial ferminization surgery I please highly recommend Dr Spiegel he's very patient and very kind listens to your desires and makes suggestions.He is such a down to earth doctor with a witty sense of humor.I am so honored to have met him and glad I didn't make that trip to South Korea (famous for facial ferminization surgeries).

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Procedure: Mandible Contouring
Source: RealSelf

I hated my square chin and was super self conscious about having an Adam’s apple so I decided to get Mandible Contouring & a Trachea shave! I did so much research on Real Self & YouTube to find the perfect doctor that’s when I came across Jeffrey Spiegel!

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Procedure: Scalp Advancement
Source: RealSelf

What a talented surgeon! Dr. Spiegel performed FFS on Me which included hairline advancement and forehead contouring. He also used the tissue removed for a lip augmentation. I am thrilled with the results. His staff such as Dorit and Carole are exceptional too.

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Procedure: Scalp Advancement
Source: RealSelf

I had a brow lift, scalp advancement, and a trachea shave. I looked into Dr. Spiegel because I'd read an article on him being featured as one of the best plastic surgeons one could find. Looking through his website, I knew I'd found the right doctor. I sent an initial inquiry through their online forum and within a day, Katie called me and was able to answer any and all of the initial questions I had to ask. I opted to have a consultation over Skype with the doctor. After listening to my concerns he suggested ways to fix the problems I'd listed. Past that I communicated with Kat for the months leading up to my surgery date. She was extremely resourceful, would answer my questions, and she was fast at replying; having interacted almost exclusively via email, it was a pleasant surprise. When I showed up for my pre-op visit, Kat was every bit as darling in person and walked me through my aftercare in depth. When I met Dr. Spiegel, he was positive and reassured me that everything would go just as well as I knew it would. The day of the surgery, the staff at the Boston Medical Center was warm and comforting. Dr. Spiegel came in to reassure me one last time before I was rolled off to the operating room. I was able to stop taking heavy painkillers on the first night of recovery and managed on Tylenol for the remainder of the week my head tingled. I was shocked how little I'd swelled--my eyes deepened and my trachea was a little puffed for the week but I was pretty much normal after that! When I came back to the Spiegel Center for my post-operative visit to have my staples removed, Kat, Dr. Spiegel, and one of the surgeons that had worked with him came to admire their work. I already felt so beautiful, and the amount of compliments the staff had given me, it made the experience that much more memorable.It's five weeks since I've had surgery and I feel amazing. I really couldn't have asked for better and I can't wait to see how much better yet this'll get!

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Procedure: Trachea Shave
Source: Google, Charles G, 8/10/2021

I had decided to have rhinoplasty and a trachea shave and was referred to Dr. Spiegel as one who has "wonderful results." My referral could not have been more accurate. It's been three weeks since the surgery and I have mostly recovered. I love the results and highly recommend Dr. Spiegel. He is clear, direct, empathetic, and an excellent surgeon. The process from my initial consultation to post-op care was managed by Uzma Husain, a Patient Coordinator at the Spiegel Center. She is wonderful to work with and I also highly recommend her. The staff at the Newton Surgical Center is also fantastic. 100/100! Read review on Google

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Procedure: Trachea Shave
Source: Google, Valerie Paris, 7/6/2021

I couldn't be happier with the results and quality of treatment I received at the Spiegel center. Through every step of the process, they made me feel comfortable + reassured - something that's difficult for me as surgical things tend to freak me out. I went in for a tracheal shave, and they were extremely accommodating - taking me through the payment and preparation process, never making me feel uncertain or lost. The patient coordinator, Carole, was very friendly, and took the upmost care to make sure my correct name and pronouns were used. Dr. Spiegel's work was top-of-the-line. I had a very pronounced trachea, and he made it virtually disappear, with a very easy healing process afterwards. A warm shoutout as well to Dr. Eric, the anesthesiologist, and Fabiano, who's incredible bed side manner and quality of work I cannot overstate. I would definitely come back to the Spiegel center for all other trans-related surgeries!

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Procedure: Trachea Shave
Source: Realself Anony101010, 7/21/2020

Very Happy with my Tracheal Shave!!
Dr. Spiegel’s team is very professional, efficient and great at what they do. Carole, my coordinator, was always available and she walked me through the entire process of tracheal shave, from consultations, lab work, insurance, to the surgery itself and post op. Her proficiency and thorough knowledge of what was involved helped calm my nerves. Dr. Spiegel is kind, direct to the point, no fluff and an artist!!
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Procedure: Trachea Shave
Source: Realself - 1 Jun 2020

Dr. Spiegel is the best in the world. That is a simple fact. I am a physician who looked at all the options, then had FFS in September 2018, and vocal feminization in May 2019. I could not be happier with the elegant work. With one life to live and one chance to have these life-altering procedures, I could not have made a better choice. The journey with these gifted people has been remarkably uplifting and life-changing. I would not go anywhere else..

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Procedure: Trachea Shave
Source: Google

After doing a lot of research I decided to have a trachea shave and vocal feminization surgery with Dr. Spiegel. The entire process was as painless as it could be. Everyone from the women at the reception desk to Carole, who did an amazing job helping me with just about everything, to Dr. Spiegel was super nice and made me feel comfortable. The surgery itself was a success as well. I went from feeling self conscious when going to work and outside in general to being completely comfortable with myself. I have not been called sir on the phone or at a drive through since regaining my voice. Having the procedure done was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Three weeks of vocal rest were hard but absolutely worth it. I can’t recommend Dr. Spiegel enough. He has literally changed my life for the better.

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RealSelf
Procedure: Trachea Shave
Source: RealSelf

I am a 48 year Trans woman. I wanted to reduce the size of my Adam's apple and the square cartilage at the bottom of my throat. Dr. Spiegel was highly recommended by my gender therapist for his outstanding surgical and stiching skills. The results are great and I am very happy. My throat is not an area of concern anymore and it gives me additional confidence to be myself.

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Procedure: Trachea Shave
Source: RealSelf

I decided to have trachea shave surgery to help me attain the look I desired. Any surgery is a scary proposition for me but this went smoothly and without any problems. The process from start to finish was simple and easy. I was treated with respect the whole time; by the doctor, his staff, and by hospital personnel. The cost while not inexpensive was acceptable. As time goes on I am so happy I had it done. The cost does not include the lab work and EKG that I had done with my primary doctor. Your cost may vary for these services. None of this was covered by my insurance, but I knew it wouldn't be.

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Procedure: Voice Feminization
Source: Google, Shay Rose, 9/07/2021

I have had both VFS and FFS with Dr. Spiegel. The staff is kind and very friendly. Dr. Spiegel is extremely professional and answered all of my questions. He listens to his patients. He is by far the only cosmetic surgeon I trust and I recommend him strongly.

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RealSelf
Procedure: Voice Feminization
Source: Realself, A.A. 1/5/2020

Uzma and Dr. Spiegel were amazing to work with and very kind from beginning to end. I am happier with the results than I ever expected. No longer do I feel I have to hide my voice or dread phone calls. Thank you for giving my life back to me.

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Procedure: Voice Feminization
Source: Google Erin Peterson 12/28/2020

I came here to get my vocal feminization surgery and had a great experience. Uzma and Dr. Spiegel were amazing to work with and very kind from beginning to end for this procedure. I am happier with the results than I ever expected. No longer do I feel I have to hide my voice or dread phone calls. Thank you for giving my life back to me.

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Procedure: Voice Feminization
Source: Google Emily Parker 8/31/2020

I can’t say enough good things about Dr.Spiegel and his entire staff.It took three years before I made my decision on voice feminization surgery and I definitely made the right decision.When I initially reached out I got a response very fast.Carole was a pleasure ,she made sure I got all the information I needed to make my decision.My FaceTime consultation with Dr.Spiegel was great.He explained everything and was completely honest with me about the procedure and what I could expect.I made the decision to move forward and Carole made sure I got everything I needed to make it happen.A few months later I found myself at Newton Surgery ready for this potentially life changing surgery.Everyone was so kind the nurse handling my paperwork right before surgery was wonderful.The anesthesiologist was so kind and the gentleman taking care of me after surgery was absolutely amazing.Dr.Spiegel stopped in right before I went for surgery to go over everything and once again was completely honest.He even joked around with me because he could tell I was super nervous.The procedure took very little time and I was out and on the road to recovery within 3 hours.Recovery was exactly what the doctor said it would be.I am currently six weeks out of surgery and everyone’s amazed at how feminine my voice now sounds and I still have several more months to watch it continue to improve.I will forever be thankful to Dr.Spiegel and everyone at the Spiegel center for this amazing and beautiful feminine voice.You have made me one very happy lady❤️

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RealSelf
Procedure: Voice Feminization
Source: Realself, A.A. 6/5/2020

Following Dr. Spiegel's vocal cord surgery I am now able to hit some high notes that I lost way back in 1992 after receiving a tracheal reduction from another surgeon. Back then, my voice and laugh sounded somewhat deep which really troubled me. Currently, I am especially ecstatic with my improved vocal tones whenever I giggle because I can finally show people the real me—a happy, optimistic and fun loving person. I am forever grateful to Dr. Spiegel—my miracle worker—for providing me with a fantastic college graduation present which will enhance my professional career as a novice STEM teacher. During my on-line job interview the principal and vice principal noticed that I was constantly smiling and projected a positive attitude, which is an important quality for a teacher, interacting with disadvantaged children in a high needs school district. This is a dream come true.

Teri had vocal surgery along with a tweaking to her Trachea.
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Procedure: Voice Feminization
Source: Realsel, A.A. 5/20/2020

I've wanted to go to Dr. Spiegel since I was 16 (I'm 34), basically hoping that years down the line he would be able to reveal the face underneath what testosterone did. The reason I was so set on Spiegel was because when I saw befores and afters, his touch seemed gentle enough to retain the general features of their face with a difficult to distinguish but hugely noticeable feminine shift in their face.
Carol was rooting for me with insurance; they said they covered FFS but of course she and I both knew it would be a bit of a nightmare to navigate their terrible process and red tape. When I finally got to meet Dr. Spiegel, he was SUCH a sweetheart and we had a lot of laughs. He answered all of my questions thoughtfully and was able to set my mind at ease; even though I was ready to grit my teeth and suffer through whatever, him and his whole staff were such a welcoming and positive crew that it made certain parts of the process so much easier.
I am *so* happy with the results; just as I imagined, it was a seemingly slight, subtle shift but my passing percentage has shot up to 100% from the nebulous number it was before. It's stupid that society has this standard for femininity and everyone is BEAUTIFUL however they are, but the negative feedback from being misgendered is a constant reminder of past traumas and isolation. I met with MULTIPLE friends who didn't know I had surgery 3 months afterward and I was trying to fish for a compliment / notice anything different like you would with a new haircut, and they couldn't even tell! Like, it's me! But strangers now see the real me right away, too.
I had a trachea shave, jawline contouring, lip augmentation, and brow reduction, and the recovery was pretty brutal, but the amount of mental and emotional relief I continue to receive from that brief period of physical pain is so worth it. I would say pain was BAD BAD for like 2 days, but I didn't even take anything more powerful than ibuprofen after that because it wasn't so bad (I also hate the feeling of opiates). The most noticeable side effect (besides slurping smoothies and soup through a straw for a few weeks while lower lip action came back online) was how TIRED I was, for a good two months. Just a jaunt up the stairs to my room meant a nap.
All in all, I hope you're able to have your dreams come true with Dr. Spiegel too. Thanks Dr. S, Carol, and the whole team!

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Procedure: Voice Femeinization
Source: Google, Nicole Boon 1/13/2020

I had voice feminization surgery done one year ago. Carole and the team over at the Spiegel Center are wonderful to work with and took care of any fears and concerns I had. Dr. Spiegel is very confident and skilled as a surgeon I had an exam a few months after from an independent speech pathologist and she said Dr. Spiegel's work looked very well put together. I had a noticeable improvement in my pitch my voice went from 110 HZ average to a 190-200 HZ after speech therapy. The surgery wasn't the silver bullet I had hoped for but with speech therapy and practice I have new capabilities I didn't have before with my voice and I pass much better in person without the male undertones.

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RealSelf
Procedure: Voice feminization
Source: RealSelf 5 Dec 2019

The Spiegel Center is amazing! I had VFS and couldn't be happier. Dr. Spiegel is a talented surgeon; his staff is sweet; and his facility is clean and comfortable. A special thanks to patient care coordinator, Eleanor, whose help was inexhaustible. Thank you!

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Google
Procedure: Voice Feminization
Source: Google

I came to Dr.Spiegel after doing tons of research online for FFS related stuff since I myself am a trans person. I decided on him based on reading the plenty of positive reviews and also seeing his work done from before and after photos. Ive gone to see him for a rhinoplasty and voice femminization surgery. As a person who absolutely hates flying and I am very terrified of it, I still decided on Dr.Spiegel despite there being plenty of other surgeons on the west coast since I felt his artistry with his surgical skills fit the picture for what I wanted in a surgeon.His staff are absolutely wonderful and caring, nicest people you'll ever meet. And Dr.Spiegel has an air about him that just completely relaxes you when you meet him and talk to him about what you would like to accomplish. He never comes off as pushy or uninterested, he really sees you as a person that he wants to help. Both times I came out of my surgeries with him I had zero pain, if anything the only pain I had was when they first insert the iv in lol. If you're looking for anything FFS related even voice I highly recommend into at least having a consult with Dr.Spiegel. I can go out and not worry about being misgendered thanks to having a deep voice despite how I appear on the outside, and I dont have to have these correcting conversations with strangers every time I say a word. So thats worth a lifetime of comfort alone from just my voice surgery.

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Procedure: Voice Femeinization
Source: Google

I enthusiastically recommend the Spiegel Center—you would be silly to go anywhere else! I just had a very successful Voice Feminization Surgery VFS. My pitch went from an average of 130Hz to around 225Hz after surgery. This is my second procedure at the Spiegel Center, the first one being Facial Feminization Surgery FFS. The quality of care I received from Dr. Spiegel and the staff is second to none. Thank you specially to Dr. Spiegel, Dr. Blasberg and Carole Werner. Thank you so much Dr. Spiegel for giving me a beautiful face and a voice to match! #SculptedbySpiegel

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Google
Procedure: Voice Femeinization
Source: Google

I first contacted The Spiegal Center during my search to get Voice Feminization Surgery. They were very quick to respond to my online request and i could tell early on that the were easy to work with and communication was wonderful. They explained all the financial info perfectly and there were no surprises. they were 100% honest with all fees involved Dr. Speigal was great as he took the time to meet with me one on one to be sure i was comfortable with everything that would take place and answered all questions i had. The surgery wet amazing, and recover was a breeze, needless to say....i sound amazing and i feel so much more confident with who i am Thank you to the Spiegal Center for helping me be my authentic self!!

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Google
Procedure: FFS Surgery
Source: Google

I had vocal cord surgery and some minor face surgery and I cannot express in words how happy I am at this moment. My voice surgery was a complete success and although I am Deaf I am told by everyone just how wonderful I sound. My entire experience with Dr. Spiegel and his entire team was wonderful and I was treated with such care, it was like I was their only patient even though I know I was not, but that’s the type of care they give. I am not finished with this wonderful group of people, I am going to come back for more work on my face. I want to give a special thanks to Carol for the endless emails back and forth over the past few months helping me get ready for my surgery. His entire office staff are wonderful and Dr. Spiegel is just great. Do not hesitate to chose this doctor if you are considering either vocal cord surgery or plastic surgery, either way you cannot go wrong.

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Procedure: Voice Surgery
Source: Google

I've had the pleasure of having Dr Spiegel perform vocal chords surgery on me in January of 2018. Not being able to talk for 3 weeks is extremely hard!!!! So don't do that, not even a whisper!!! It is now September and its getting better everyday. Was told it sometimes takes about a year for total healing so be patient. Having the surgery has been a lifesaver to me. It softens and feminizes your voice for sure. If your looking for the pitch that comes with therapy and practice. I'm almost there after. When looking for a place to go to have this done or any other procedure I highly recommend The Spiegel Center. I'm hoping to return to get more work done. When you call ask to speak to Katie. I cannot speak highly enough about her. She has been wonderful in helping me out with what needed to be done!!!!! THANK YOU!!!! The entire staff at The Spiegel Center is there to help you with anything you'll ever need in the cosmetic surgery dept.

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