Transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney has revealed the highly-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. She unveiled her new look on Instagram six weeks later on Friday, January 27.
The cinematic video begins with a title card that reads ‘Dylan Mulvaney starring in “The Face Reveal.”‘ A red velvet curtain opens and shows her doing 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 is dressed in an aqua two-piece costume with a flower petal skirt, shiny silver boots, and sheer elbow-length gloves. Her dark hair is pulled back in a slick bun that draws attention to her face during close-ups.
After a brief curtain call, she comes back on stage modeling 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 closing the velvet curtain for the final time.
‘You know I have a flair for the dramatics, but it’s so good right?’ she says of her face backstage. ‘I’m so happy, and it’s still me. It’s just a little bit softer of a version.
‘I just hope that all trans and non-binary people can get the gender-affirming resources that they need because this is life-changing and sometimes life-saving.
‘I’m so happy, and it’s still me. It’s just a little bit softer of a version,’ Mulvaney said of her transformation. She pictured last month, a few weeks before the procedure
‘So, thank you so much for supporting me, and we’ve got so much to catch up on,’ she tells her fans. ‘I love ya.’
The nearly two-minute video has been viewed more than 4.6 million times and has received over 950,000 comments.
Mulvaney thanked everyone who helped make the clip possible in the caption, 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 that she titled ‘PART 2 – the actress.’
The TikTok star revealed that she was undergoing facial feminization surgery on December 16 while sharing videos of herself waking up and being dropped off at a medical center.
The TikTok star revealed that she was undergoing facial feminization surgery on December 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 in 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 in gauze.
Stitches could also be seen above her upper lip, and she appeared to have bruises around her mouth and under her eyes.
‘Miss you all already, and I’m doing well so thank you for supporting me,’ she said hoarsely in the video. ‘I love you so much, thank you, love ya!’
Facial feminization surgery refers to a broad range of procedures to modify and soften masculine facial features to make them more feminine.
This may include forehead reconstruction, lowering and reshaping the hairline, raising the brows, jaw surgery, and rhinoplasty. Surgeons may also elect to shave the trachea to reduce the size of an Adam’s apple.
Facial feminization surgery refers to a broad range of procedures to modify and soften masculine 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
Altogether, the surgeries can cost anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000, out of pocket.
Mulvaney has previously said that her ‘Days of Girlhood’ series — in which she documents each day since her transition — effectively pays for her surgeries.
‘A lot of the initial deals were tailored to my queerness and to my transness,’ she told The Creators newsletter in October. ‘For some of these major corporations, I was actually their first trans creator. It’s exciting to make money to support myself since I lost my job, and to have my transition surgeries be covered too.’
As DailyMail.com previously reported, Mulvaney was set to earn 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 nets at least $100,000 each month from showcasing brands in 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 fame was buoyed by her sit-down 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 likely gets paid $25,000-$50,000 each 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 grow their reach on social media, for example, said Mulvaney’s platform was ‘very lucrative’ and ‘easily’ netted her $100,000 per month.
‘Dylan could become more of a public figure, appear more on TV, get more press coverage, and even become a brand ambassador and collaborate with LGBTQ organizations to drive awareness around transitioning,’ Dayri told DailyMail.com.
The influencer’s meteoric fame was buoyed by her sit-down interview with President Joe Biden in October, when the president said states should not be able to regulate the availability of these types of surgeries.
‘I don’t think any state or anybody should have the right to do that,’ he said when Mulvaney asked if red states should have the right to pass laws limiting access to gender-affirming treatments.
Mulvaney has previously said that her ‘Days of Girlhood’ series – in which she documents each 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 that 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 block you from being able to access certain medicines, being able to access certain procedures, and so on.’
‘I mean, no state should be able to do that, in my view,’ he added. ‘So I feel very, very strongly that you should have every single solitary right including use of your gender-identity bathrooms in public.’
Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, and Arizona all enacted laws or policies restricting youth access to gender reassignment treatments, care, and surgeries. In some cases, these laws impose penalties on adults who facilitate access to this care.
GOP lawmakers pushing for legislation that would regulate gender-affirming surgeries and treatment in these states argue they are dangerous and could cause irreversible changes in younger patients.
Most legislation in red states has focused on minors, not adults.