Transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney has unveiled the much-anticipated results of her facial feminization surgery with a glamorous, Old Hollywood-inspired shoot.
The 26-year-old actress and activist, who has more than 10.3 million TikTok followers, underwent the procedure in mid-December. Six weeks later, on Friday January 27th, she revealed her new look on Instagram.
The film’s video begins with a title card that reads “Dylan Mulvaney stars in The Face Reveal.” A red velvet curtain opens to reveal her performing a dramatic ballet dance to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
Transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, 26, revealed the results of her facial feminization surgery after undergoing the procedure last month (pictured)
Mulaney wears an aqua two-piece suit with a petal skirt, shiny silver boots, and sheer elbow-length gloves. Her dark hair is tied back in a sleek bun that draws attention to her face in close-up shots.
After a brief curtain call, she returns to the stage modeling a black Audrey Hepburn-inspired strapless dress, matching gloves and beads.
Mulvaney bows and twirls for the audience. She blows one last kiss goodbye before closing the velvet curtain for the last time.
“You know I have a flair for drama, but it’s so good, isn’t it?” she says over her face backstage. “I’m so happy, and I still am. It’s just a slightly softer version.
“I just hope that all trans people and non-binary people are given the gender reconciliation resources they need because this is life-changing and sometimes life-saving.
“I’m so happy, and I still am. It’s just a little bit softer of a version,” Mulvaney said of her transformation. She presented last month, a few weeks before the procedure
“So thank you so much for supporting me and we have so much catching up to do,” she tells her fans. ‘I love you.’
The nearly two-minute video has been viewed more than 4.6 million times and received over 950,000 comments.
Mulvaney thanked everyone who helped make the clip in the caption possible, including her “wonderful doctor” Dr. Harrison H. Lee, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California.
She also shared a series of stunning black and white images from the shoot in a second Instagram post titled “PART 2 – the actress.”
The TikTok star revealed she underwent facial feminization surgery on December 16 while sharing videos of herself waking up and being dropped off at a medical center.
The TikTok star announced that she underwent facial feminization surgery on December 16th
Mulvaney later posted a photo and video of herself in the hospital. Her head was fully bandaged and her cheeks, nose and chin were covered with gauze
Five days later, she posted a video of herself in her hospital bed. Her head was fully bandaged and her cheeks, nose and chin were covered with gauze.
Stitches were also seen above her upper lip, and she appeared to have bruises around her mouth and under her eyes.
“I miss you all already and I’m fine so thanks for supporting me,” she said hoarsely in the video. ‘I love you so much, thank you, love you!’
Facial feminization surgery refers to a wide range of procedures to modify and soften male facial features to make them more feminine.
This may include forehead reconstruction, hairline lowering and reshaping, brow lifting, jaw surgery, and rhinoplasty. Surgeons may also choose to shave the trachea to reduce the size of an Adam’s apple.
Facial feminization surgery refers to a wide range of procedures to modify and soften male facial features to make them more feminine. Mulvaney is pictured in October
Mulvaney, pictured before the procedure, thanked her “wonderful doctor,” Dr. Harrison H. Lee, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California
Overall, the out-of-pocket surgeries can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000.
Mulvaney has previously said her Days of Girlhood series, in which she documents every day since her transformation, effectively pays for her surgeries.
“A lot of the first deals were tailored to my queerness and my transness,” she told The Creators newsletter in October. “For some of these big companies, I was actually the first transgender creator. It’s exciting to be able to make money to support myself since I lost my job and also to have my transition surgeries covered.’
As previously reported, Mulvaney should make more than $1 million in 2022 just from promoting teeth whitening strips, lipsticks and other products on TikTok.
Industry insiders who broker commercial endorsement deals for TikTok creators say Mulvaney makes at least $100,000 each month showcasing brands in her popular series, Days of Girlhood.
The influencer has more than 10.3 million followers on TikTok and 1.2 million followers on Instagram
Mulvaney’s meteoric rise to fame was spurred on by her sit-in interview with President Joe Biden in October
They describe Mulvaney, who is represented by LA-based Creative Artists Agency (CAA), as a savvy operator who is likely to make $25,000 to $50,000 every time she posts about her sponsors, including Ulta Beauty, Haus Labs, Crest, Instacart, EOS. and CeraVe.
Assil Dayri, founder of London-based AMD Consulting Group, which helps companies increase their social media reach, said Mulvaney’s platform is “very lucrative” and “easily” fetches her $100,000 a month.
“Dylan could become more of a public figure, appear more on television, get more press coverage and even become a brand ambassador and work with LGBTQ organizations to promote awareness of the transition,” Dayri told .
The influencer’s meteoric rise to fame was boosted by her sit-in interview with President Joe Biden in October, when the president said states shouldn’t be able to regulate the availability of these types of surgeries.
“I don’t think any state or anyone should have the right to do that,” he said when Mulvaney asked whether red states should have the right to pass legislation restricting access to gender-affirming treatments.
Mulvaney has previously said her Days of Girlhood series, in which she documents every day since her transformation, effectively pays for her surgeries
“I just hope that all trans people and non-binary people get the gender resources they need because it’s life changing and sometimes saves them,” she said in her recent video
“As a moral issue and as a legal issue, I just think it’s wrong,” Biden continued. “Sometimes they try to deny you access to certain medicines, access to certain procedures and so on.”
“I mean, in my opinion, no state should be able to do that,” he added. “So I feel very, very strongly that you should have every single right, including using your gender-identified bathrooms in public.”
Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, and Arizona all have enacted laws or policies restricting youth’s access to sex reassignment treatments, care, and surgeries. In some cases, these laws impose penalties on adults that make it easier for them to access this care.
GOP lawmakers pushing for legislation that would regulate gender-affirming surgeries and treatments in these states argue they are dangerous and could cause irreversible changes in younger patients.
Most laws in the Red States have focused on minors, not adults.