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A consultation is the first step. The consultation includes an examination of the head and neck with particular attention to the nasal structure and tissue.
The doctor will also review relevant medical and/or surgical records and ask some questions about your physical health. Additionally, he will speak with you about your cosmetic goals and answer any questions you may have about rhinoplasty and/or additional gender-affirming surgeries.
At the start of your gender-affirming rhinoplasty, anesthesia will be administered. This medication will prevent discomfort during the surgery.
The doctor will then make the necessary incision(s) for your specific procedure. He uses an open rhinoplasty technique for gender-confirming nose surgery, which requires an external incision near the base of the tissue that separates the nostrils.
The doctor will then alter the nasal bone and cartilage as needed and redrape the skin to create a natural-looking final outcome. He will use sutures to secure your new nasal contours and to close the incision.
The recovery period after gender-confirming rhinoplasty will depend on the extent of your surgery and your body’s natural rate of healing. Most patients experience a week or two of tenderness, swelling, and bruising in the treatment area after the procedure. You will need to rest during this time. Plan for at least a week away from work and several weeks of limited activity.
It is crucial to avoid exposing the nose to excessive pressure or force as it heals. Intense physical exertion should also be avoided until approved by the doctor.
Two to three weeks after rhinoplasty surgery, the patient’s initial results will be apparent. Improvements will continue as internal swelling gradually decreases over the following months.
In most cases, final results can be expected after six to twelve months when the healing process is complete. Gender-affirming rhinoplasty permanently recontours the nose for long-lasting results.
Our team are rhinoplasty experts who understands the angles, proportions, and features associated with masculine and feminine nose contours. This knowledge, along with our advanced surgical skill, allows us to provide natural-looking results for both MTF and FTM transgender patients.
MTF RHINOPLASTYMTF rhinoplasty most often involves cutting and shaving the inner nasal structures to create a smaller nose. The doctor may also slightly lift the nasal tip and/or narrow the bridge of the nose to achieve a more delicate, feminine shape.
FTM RHINOPLASTYAugmenting the nose is usually the goal of FTM rhinoplasty. Cartilage grafting may be needed to build up the nasal structure and increase the size of the nose. If needed, we can graft cartilage from the patient’s rib to increase the length and/or width of the nose.
The price of gender-confirming rhinoplasty differs from one patient to another based on the surgical techniques required to ensure the best possible outcome. Anesthesia and facility fees also factor into the overall cost of this surgery.