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Am I a Good Candidate for FEMale Rhinoplasty?
Women who are dissatisfied with the size and/or shape of their nose may be good candidates for female rhinoplasty. Candidates must be in good health and free of any conditions that impede the body’s ability to heal. Female rhinoplasty patients must also be non-smokers.
Female patients under the age of 16 are usually not good candidates for this procedure. This is because most females do not have a fully developed nose until around the age of 16.
Candidates should have a positive outlook and realistic expectations. Surgical female rhinoplasty permanently changes the shape of the nose. Candidates should be clear and confident about the look they want to achieve before undergoing nose surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Sanan will discuss how to improve and optimize the nose you were born with. Dr. Sanan does not believe in “cookie cutter” rhinoplasty operations, and he customizes each female rhinoplasty to the patient’s own anatomy. He uses photo morph software to show a realistic result for your own face.
What Can Female Rhinoplasty Treat?
Dr. Sanan has extensively researched the effects of making the nose smaller and its impact on nasal breathing. Given Dr. Sanan’s unique training and dual board-certification in head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery, he is able to make cosmetic improvements to the nose while optimizing nasal breathing.
Female rhinoplasty can address issues with the appearance of the nose and/or nasal function. Nose jobs for women often involve one or more of the following aesthetic goals:
- Reducing the size of the nostrils
- Creating a narrower bridge
- Achieving a more feminine angle between the nostrils and upper lip
- Correcting asymmetry
- Smoothing bumps, humps, and/or dents
- Adjusting the size of the nose to better complement the facial appearance
- Correcting a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, or inferior turbinate hypertrophy
Female rhinoplasty can also correct structural problems that make it difficult to breathe through the nose. One of the most common functional concerns treated with this procedure is a deviated septum.
Femle Rhinoplasty Treatment Process
Your candidacy for female rhinoplasty can be determined during your consultation. The consultation will involve an evaluation of your facial structure and tissue; a discussion about your expectations for treatment; and a review of your medical history. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about your treatment options.
Dr. Sanan will take your photos and review your anatomy with you. He will candidly discuss realistic goals for your rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Sanan will do a full facial analysis during your consultation, and he may recommend additional procedures such as chin implant or neck liposuction. The nose is taken into account with the remainder of the face to ensure the outcome is harmonious and balanced.
Female rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, meaning you go home the same day of surgery. To begin, general anesthesia will be administered, so you remain comfortable throughout the surgery.
Dr. Sanan uses an “open” or “external” approach when performing female rhinoplasty. This technique requires an incision on the columella nasal skin as well as internal incisions.
After making the incisions, Dr. Sanan can modify the nasal structure and/or soft tissue to accomplish your desired cosmetic and/or functional improvements. When he has completed all necessary changes, he will close the incisions with sutures.
Female rhinoplasty patients will need to take a week or two off work to recover from the procedure. In most cases, light activity can be resumed after seven days, at which time sutures can typically be removed. High intensity exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for three to six weeks, or as recommended by Dr. Sanan.
The female rhinoplasty recovery period spans several months, though the majority of post-op swelling and bruising will dissipate after about two weeks. Patients should closely follow all aftercare instructions to support the healing process and encourage optimal results.
Female Rhinoplasty Results
You will notice improvements within a week or two of your surgery, but it will take 12-18 months for the nose to reach its final shape. During your consultation, Dr. Sanan will speak with you about the expected recovery time for your specific procedure.
Rhinoplasty permanently alters the nasal contours. This means patients can enjoy long-lasting improvements in the appearance of the nose and/or the quality of nasal breathing.
Dr. Sanan specializes in rhinoplasty and is board-certified in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. He is highly qualified and experienced in addressing both cosmetic and functional concerns in the same procedure.
Female rhinoplasty patients often experience an increase in self-confidence after their surgery. Many women report positive changes in their work lives and interpersonal relationships as a result of their improved self-esteem.
Special Considerations for Rhinoplasty for Women
The same surgical techniques are used in male and female rhinoplasty. However, there are key differences between men and women that affect Dr. Sanan’s approach to female rhinoplasty.
Since women have thinner nasal skin than men, even slight changes to the female nasal structure can result in noticeable changes to the appearance of the nose. This means that surgical precision is especially important when performing female rhinoplasty. Thinner nasal skin also enables Dr. Sanan to create the more delicate, refined contours associated with a feminine nose.
Dr. Sanan performs female rhinoplasty with a Piezo device. This is an ultrasonic device which allows for extremely controlled contouring of the nasal bones. Since women have thinner skin than men, it is important to limit swelling and bruising and to contour the bones as precisely as possible.
Women and men tend to have very different goals for nose surgery. Feminine nasal contours are associated with distinct angles and proportions, as well as sharper definition. Dr. Sanan’s attention to these characteristics allows him to redefine the nasal shape in a way that is natural looking and aesthetically pleasing.
What Is the Cost of Female Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills?
Female rhinoplasty is highly customized to address the unique needs of the patient. The price of your procedure will depend on the extent of your surgery and the surgical techniques required to accomplish your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Sanan will review the details of your personalized treatment plan with you, including the associated anesthesia and facility fees.