If you are considering facial feminization surgery (FFS), you might choose rhinoplasty (a nose job) as part of the procedure. Read on for more information about rhinoplasty, how it is performed, and what you can expect!
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Changing the shape or the size of your nose is a way to change the entire look of your face and a way to provide a more feminine profile. Rhinoplasty may involve resizing the nose, reducing a ridge or a nasal hump, narrowing the nasal tip, narrowing a wide nasal bridge, reducing the size of large nostrils, or making a nose more symmetrical.
Techniques for rhinoplasty vary depending on the doctor and the patient and what they hope to achieve. Closed rhinoplasty may be used, a technique that uses small incisions made inside the nostrils. Or, open rhinoplasty may be used, a technique in which the incision is made in the tissue between the nostrils.
There are a few things to keep in mind if you are considering rhinoplasty. For one thing, rhinoplasty can be its own procedure, but it can also be a part of other FFS procedures – you should have some idea of what changes you would like to see so that you and your doctor can come up with the best surgical plan. After all, your “new” nose should fit perfectly with any other changes you decide to get.
Recovery from rhinoplasty depends on the technique used, but it can take several weeks to completely heal. You should avoid putting pressure on the nose during this time to allow it to heal. Patients can typically resume their regular activities in about a week, but you should wait about 2 months before getting back to rigorous exercise. You should be in good general health before the procedure, and, as with any plastic surgery procedure, you should go into it with realistic expectations.
Transforming a “masculine” nose into a “feminine” one is just one more way to get the feminine look you desire! If you are wondering what rhinoplasty could do for you, contact the Del Rey Face office in Marina Del Rey, California. Call 310-823-4444 for a consultation today!