It’s sometimes difficult to put your finger on what makes a feature look “masculine” or “feminine”, yet nearly everyone has an instinct of what it means when these terms are applied to the nose. Many women are unhappy with having a more masculine nose, due to genetic characteristics or for those who are asserting their true gender identity. Fortunately, rhinoplasty has become a powerful tool over the last few decades, and amazing results can be achieved when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. If you’re interested in attaining a more feminine-looking nose, here’s what you need to know to set yourself up for success.
What Makes a Nose Look “Feminine”?
While much of what makes us beautiful physically to others is highly subjective, there are some classic traits that can make a nose look more feminine than masculine. First, the feminine nose typically has a thinner, straighter bridge, which slopes gently downward. The nasal tip is often more defined and projected than in a masculine nose, which tends to be more rounded and thick. Finally, a feminine nose is generally smaller overall than its masculine counterpart.
Rhinoplasty is such a custom, dynamic, and unique surgery, that it is hard to generalize the process. However, there are a variety of techniques that are used regularly to reshape the nose depending on the situation. Some common techniques including cartilage grafts to build up areas of the nose, provide definition, and more; manipulation of the nasal bones, permanent suturing, and rasping of bony structures, such as a dorsal hump.
The Only Definition that Counts
So what makes for a beautiful, feminine nose? When it comes to your rhinoplasty, your opinion is the only one that ultimately counts, aside from the advice you will get from your surgeon. It is up to you to decide what your ultimate goals are and assert what is most important to you. Communication with your surgeon is key to getting what you want, as is diligent pre and post-operative care. Aside from your surgeon’s skill, how you care for yourself is the most influential factor you have under your control to promote optimal results.
When it comes to any kind of plastic surgery, it is important to be open-minded and realistic about your eventual results. Rhinoplasty is an amazing surgery that can produce remarkable improvement in the nose and in the face overall, but sometimes overly ambitious expectations can sour even beautiful results. Patients who keep expectations high but realistic are generally very happy with the results of a successful rhinoplasty.
Choosing a Surgeon
When you begin looking for a surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty, it is important to remember that a qualified rhinoplasty specialist is as much an artist as a skilled physician. You should only choose an experienced, board certified facial plastic surgeon who you can trust to unlock your potential and give you stellar results you’ll be proud to show off for the rest of your life.
Dr. Shervin Naderi is so passionate about mastering the art of rhinoplasty that he devotes nearly all of his working hours to the procedure exclusively. A true specialist and facial aesthetics expert, Dr. Naderi is often called upon to take on difficult rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty cases, due to his reputation for consistently beautiful work.
If you would like to discuss your goals for rhinoplasty with Dr. Naderi and see whether surgery at the Naderi Center is a good fit for you, call Dr. Naderi’s Herndon, VA (703-481-0002) or Chevy Chase, MD (301-222-2020) locations today to schedule your consultation.