I finally got my replacement phone and was able to take a picture of my face to compare to pre-T photos. My girlfriend had been saying I looked more “chiseled” and I agreed that something was different, but I couldn’t quite place my finger on it.
I posted this side-by-side to the nonbinary sub on Reddit to get some unbiased opinions. Lo and behold, someone else there who had been on T for a while helped me see the difference. If you look at the area on the outside of my eyes, you’ll see there’s less “face” there. The fat in my cheeks has redistributed so that the area around my eyes and brow is narrower, making my jaw look bigger in comparison.
I also got a ton of encouraging comments that my progress is looking really good, so my mood is definitely boosted. It’s so surreal that actual changes are happening, that my face is already starting to reflect my inner perception of myself more. I’m overwhelmed with happiness (and a little anxiety, too), and I’m immensely looking forward to my 3-week check in on Friday. Things are finally looking up!