- 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 softer of a version,” she said in the clip.
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 herself dancing to “Swan Lake” channeling old Hollywood glamor 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 post’s caption.
As of Saturday, the nearly two-minute 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 dress when it came to the aesthetic. In a follow-up to TikTok, the designer also said he created Mulvaney’s robotic “blossom” dress in part using a 3D printer.
The second half of Mulvaney’s TikTok showed her wearing an old Hollywood-style black dress and pearls on stage as the crowd cheered. At the end of the clip, Mulvaney, who had surgery in December, thanked his followers and told them they had “so much catching up to do.”
“You know I have a flair for the dramatic,” Mulvaney said. “But it’s so good isn’t it?”
“I’m so happy and it’s still me, it’s just a little softer of a version,” she added. “I just hope that all trans and nonbinary people can get the gender-affirming resources 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 picture that was “not as flattering” after her recovery.
“There’s been so much glam involved,” she said. “But I feel like we have to kind of level the playing field.”
The photo she shared appeared to have been taken shortly 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 2020 moment in which she attempted to feed bread to a buffalo out of a car window. But her popularity grew to new heights in 2022 when she began documenting a series titled every day “about 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, has been 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.