Transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney has revealed the long-awaited results of her feminizing facial 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 27, she revealed her new look on Instagram.
The cinematic video begins with a title card that reads ‘Dylan Mulvaney starring in “The Face Reveal”.
Transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, 26, revealed the results of her facial feminization surgery after undergoing the procedure last month (pictured)
Mulaney is dressed in a two-piece aqua suit with a petaled skirt, shiny silver boots and clear elbow-length gloves. Her dark hair is pulled back in a sleek bun that draws attention to her face during close-ups.
After a short curtain call, she returns to the stage wearing a black Audrey Hepburn-inspired strapless dress, matching gloves and pearls.
Mulvaney bows and twirls for the audience. She blows one last kiss goodbye before the velvet curtain closes for the last time.
“You know I have a sense of drama, but it’s so good, isn’t it?” she says across her face backstage. “I’m so happy, and I still am. It’s just a slightly softer version.
“I just hope that all trans and non-binary people can get the gender affirming resources they need because this is life-changing and sometimes life-saving.
“I’m so happy, and I still am. It’s just a slightly softer version,” Mulvaney said of her transformation. She introduced herself last month, a few weeks before the procedure
“So thank you so much for supporting me, and we have so much to catch up on,” she tells her fans. ‘I love you.’
The nearly two-minute video has been viewed more than 4.6 million times and received more than 950,000 comments.
Mulvaney thanked everyone who made the clip possible in the caption, including her “amazing doctor” Dr. Harrison H. Lee, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California.
She also shared a series of stunning black and white photos from the shoot in a second Instagram post titled “PART 2 – The Actress.”
The TikTok star revealed that she underwent facial feminization surgery on Dec. 16, sharing videos of herself waking up and being dropped off at a medical center.
The TikTok star revealed that she underwent facial feminization surgery on Dec. 16
Mulvaney later posted a photo and video of herself in the hospital. Her head was completely 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 completely bandaged and her cheeks, nose and chin were covered with gauze.
There were also stitches above her upper lip and she appeared to have bruises around her mouth and under her eyes.
“Missing you all already, and I’m fine, so thank you for your support,” she said hoarsely in the video. “I love you so much, thank you, love you!”
Facial feminization surgery refers to a wide variety of procedures to modify and soften male facial features to make them more feminine.
This may include forehead reconstruction, hairline lowering and reshaping, eyebrow raising, oral 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 variety 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 “amazing doctor” Dr. Harrison H. Lee, a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California
All told, the surgeries can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 out of pocket.
Mulvaney has previously said that her “Days of Girlhood” series, which documents every day since her transition, effectively pays for her surgeries.
“A lot of the first deals were tailored to my weirdness and my transness,” she told The Creators newsletter in October. “For some of these big companies, I was actually their first trans creator. It’s exciting to earn money to support myself since I lost my job, and also to have my transition surgeries paid for.”
As DailyMail.com previously reported, Mulvaney is set to make more than $1 million by 2022 — just from promoting teeth whitening strips, lipsticks, and other products on TikTok.
Industry insiders who make commercial endorsement deals for TikTok creators say Mulvaney earns at least $100,000 each month from showcasing brands on her popular “Days of Girlhood” series.
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 aided by her sit-down interview with President Joe Biden in October
They describe Mulvaney, who is represented by the LA-based Creative Artists Agency (CAA), as a savvy operator who probably gets $25,000-$50,000 for every time she posts about her sponsors, which include Ulta Beauty, Haus Labs, Crest , Instacart, EOS, and CeraVe.
For example, Assil Dayri, founder of London-based AMD Consulting Group, which helps companies expand their social media reach, said Mulvaney’s platform was “very lucrative” and earned her “easily” $100,000 a month.
“Dylan could become more of a public figure, appear more on TV, get more press coverage, and even become a brand ambassador and partner with LGBTQ organizations to drive awareness around transition,” Dayri told DailyMail.com.
The influencer’s meteoric rise to fame was bolstered by her sit-down interview with President Joe Biden in October, when the president said states shouldn’t be able to regulate the availability of these kinds of operations.
“I don’t think any state or anyone should have the right to do that,” he said when asked by Mulvaney whether red states should have the right to pass laws restricting access to gender-affirming treatments.
Mulvaney has previously said her “Days of Girlhood” series — in which she documents every day since her transition — effectively pays for her surgeries
“I just hope that all trans and non-binary people can get the gender affirming resources they need because this is life changing and sometimes life saving,” she said in her recent video
“As a moral question and as a legal question, I just think it’s wrong,” Biden continued. “Sometimes they try to deny you access to certain medications, 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 all solitary rights, including using your gender identity bathrooms in public.”
Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Arizona have all enacted laws or policies restricting young people’s access to sex reassignment treatment, care and surgery. In some cases, these laws impose penalties on adults that facilitate access to 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 of the legislation in red states targets minors, not adults.