A time-lapse video showing the transformation of a transsexual from male to female (MtF) over a period of three years has gone viral online. The video, constructed from several photos, shows a progression of facial changes from masculine to feminine.
The video, posted by YouTube user iiGethii, explains that the pictures track the facial feminization surgery (FFS) of the transsexual user in her mid-20s. The video compresses a transformation spanning three years into one minute, 43 seconds.
The YouTube user writes: "This video is of me going through a 3 year transition (roughly one thousand pictures). I have had FFS [facial feminization surgery] during the process. I started roughly around when I was 20 -- 21 years of age. I use to have my own channel a while ago where I'd post videos, but removed it. Here I am again making a return."
The time lapse commences on December 8, 2009 with a photo showing a handsome looking male youth with dark hair that falls to his shoulder. We watch as the masculine, square jawline softens and the entire face assumes feminine features — narrower with high cheekbones and arched eyebrows that impart an appearance of grace and beauty as opposed to the relatively rugged masculine looks.
The video was posted to YouTube in October and has attracted more than 450,000 views. Most commenters appear pleased with the results:
FishFoodLP comments: "Attractive as a man, attractive as a woman. Some people have all the luck, I swear..."
BrooklynRider comments: Congratulations on your transformation. You look beautiful."
The Daily Mail reports other comments read:
"Wow, you make a much better woman than I ever will."
"I'm so jealous of you, I'm at my five month mark right now, and i cannot wait till I hit my 3 year mark! Congratulations btw you look fabulous!!!"FacialFeminizationSurgery.info reports that the FFS procedure involves surgical procedures on the bony and soft tissue of the face, neck and thyroid cartilage and may also involve facial hair removal and hair transplants.