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Trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney reveals the results of her facial feminization surgery in a ‘Swan Lake’ and Old Hollywood-inspired video

  • Trans rights activist and TikToker Dylan Mulvaney revealed the results of her feminization surgery.
  • In a glamorous “Swan Lake” and old Hollywood-themed clip, Mulvaney showed off her post-surgery look.
  • “I’m so happy and it’s still me, it’s just a little bit softer of a version,” she said in the clip.
Dylan Mulvaney danced to “Swan Lake” in her surgery reveal video.
Dylan Mulvaney/Instagram

Trans rights activist and content creator Dylan Mulvaney has shared the long-awaited results of her facial feminization surgery. 

Mulvaney, who is one of the most recognizable creators on TikTok, made her post-surgery debut with a video of her dancing to “Swan Lake” and channeling old Hollywood glamour on Friday. Mulvaney credited Dr. Harrison Lee with gender-affirming surgery and thanked beauty brand Milk Makeup for supporting her with the video shoot in the caption of the post.  

As of Saturday, the nearly two-minute-long clip has over 10.2 million views on TikTok and over 1 million likes on Instagram.

The first half of the video shows Mulvaney, 25, dancing to “Swan Lake” while wearing an edgy, animatronic dress that she said was designed by Cameron Hughes in the caption. On TikTok, Hughes said he was inspired by Lady Gaga and a 1990s Mugler gown when it came to the aesthetic. In a follow-up TikTok, the designer also said he created Mulvaney ‘s robotic “blossom” dress partly using a 3D printer.

The second half of Mulvaney’s TikTok showed her wearing an old Hollywood-style black gown and pearls on stage as a crowd cheered. At the end of the clip, Mulvaney, who underwent surgery in December, thanked her followers and told them they had “so much to catch up on.”

“You know I have a flair for the dramatics,” Mulvaney said. “But it’s so good right?”

“I’m so happy and it’s still me, it’s just a little bit softer of a version,” she added. “I just hope that all trans and nonbinary people can get the gender-affirming resources that they need because this is life-changing and sometimes life-saving.”

After sharing the glamorous video, Mulvaney took to her Instagram story to tell followers that she also wanted to share a photo that was “not as flattering” from her recovery.

Dylan Mulvaney also shared a less “glam” glimpse into her recovery from facial feminization surgery.
Dylan Mulvaney/Instagram

“There’s been so much glam involved,” she said. “But I feel like we need to kind of level out the playing field.”

The photo she shared appeared to have been taken soon after her surgery when her face was still swollen and wrapped in bandages. 

Mulvaney became well known on TikTok for viral videos including a memorable moment from 2020 where she attempted to feed bread to a buffalo out of her car window. But her popularity grew to new heights in 2022 when she began documenting a series titled every day “of being a girl” on her TikTok account, which has well over 10.4 million followers as of Saturday.

Her video of day 1 of being a girl, posted last year on March 12, was viewed over 9.5 million times. For day 100, Mulvaney shared a video where several celebrities and LGBTQ rights activists, including Jonathan Van Ness and the cast of “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” helped her celebrate the milestone. 

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