Female Rhinoplasty



Female rhinoplasty constitutes any type of nose job that addresses any cosmetic or functional concerns while simultaneously promoting a more feminine appearance. As there are nuanced distinctions between the male and female nose, it is necessary to use targeted nasal enhancements that meet the accepted aesthetic standards for the patient’s gender.

The ideal female nose is typically shorter and smaller, with a slightly scooped bridge and an upturned nasal tip. However, it is important to note that there is no “perfect” nose shape for female patients as the ideal nose for any specific person should be relative to their facial proportions. Thus, each nose reshaping procedure requires a custom approach to create a more delicate nasal structure that fits the patient’s facial features.

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A rhinoplasty or nose job solves a wide variety of nasal concerns, ranging from cosmetic issues (such as flared nostrils or a bulbous tip) to structural issues that cause recurrent breathing problems. But functional problems aside, a female nose job is performed to attain a more pleasing nose shape that fits the patient’s feminine facial features and creates a more attractive overall appearance. 

This procedure helps improve or enhance the feminine aspects of the nose while addressing one or more of the following:


Gender will always play a significant role in any type of facial plastic surgery. But while preserving or enhancing gender-related characteristics is an important requirement of the surgery, the main goal when working with the female nose is not simply to create a small, upturned nose, but to create unique aesthetic changes that will work well with the patient’s specific facial features.

As a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in all types of rhinoplasty, Dr. Jacob Sedgh possesses a deep understanding of the anatomical differences between different types of noses, thus allowing him to deliver masterfully sculpted results that contribute to a gracefully feminine appearance. Undergoing this cosmetic surgery can help you achieve the following:

Female nose jobs are delicate procedures that require absolute precision and surgical artistry, so it is important to choose a highly capable cosmetic surgeon with the relevant skills and experience necessary to produce the desired results. During your initial meeting, Dr. Sedgh will patiently listen to your motivations for undergoing the surgery before carefully examining the internal and external structures of your nose, as well as your other facial features. A rhinoplasty consultation usually involves the following: 

If you cannot visit Dr. Sedgh’s Beverly Hills clinic due to time or geographical constraints, pre-operative consultations can also be conducted via video conferencing. Should you decide to push through with the procedure, his office also offers comprehensive medical tourism services to help patients make the necessary travel arrangements for their scheduled operation.


When it comes to nasal surgery, Dr. Sedgh favors a highly customized approach that will effectively address the patient’s unique cosmetic and functional needs while simultaneously delivering the desired end result in both aspects. Depending on the complexity of the patient’s case, as well as a variety of other factors, Dr. Sedgh may use either the open (external) or closed (endonasal) approach to perform the surgery.

With closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nostrils, and specialized instruments are used to sculpt the nose intranasally. On the other hand, an open rhinoplasty will also involve intranasal incisions, but it is characterized by the creation of an incision across the columella, which will allow the doctor to have an unimpeded view of the nasal framework.

Nose surgery is typically performed under local or general anesthesia. In some cases, local anesthesia with sedation may also be used. The choice of anesthetic will depend on the patient’s preference and desired level of comfort, and Dr. Sedgh will discuss all of the options during preoperative consultations to ensure that the patient is well-informed. But as with all aspects of the surgery, he will also provide the most optimum recommendations for your needs. 

Once the patient is fully prepped for the surgery, the doctor will begin by creating strategically placed incisions to access the nasal structure. If the procedure requires the open approach, the doctor will take the extra step of lifting up the skin to expose the underlying framework.

Dr. Sedgh will then carefully make incremental adjustments to the nasal cartilage and bone in order to achieve the desired changes. He may also augment certain features of the nose using cartilage grafts from the septum, ear, or rib.

In performing any nasal procedure, the doctor makes it a point to ensure that the final result is aesthetically pleasing, functionally sound, and promotes optimum facial balance and symmetry.


Rhinoplasty is normally performed as an outpatient procedure. The resulting downtime will vary depending on the complexity of the surgery performed, but in most cases, it is expected to be minimal. Patients are usually able to return to their normal activities within a week, but they are generally advised to wait several weeks before participating in strenuous activities.

After the surgery, you may experience mild to moderate pain and discomfort, which can be managed by taking the prescribed post-op medications. You may also notice some localized bruising and swelling, but these should gradually subside in the next few weeks or months.

Dr. Sedgh believes in providing patient-centered care throughout the entire postoperative period, which is why he will personally keep a constant stream of communication with the patient as they go through the recovery process. This is to ensure optimum healing and a more comfortable post-surgical experience. He will also monitor your recovery progress through regularly scheduled follow-up appointments, beginning on the first day after the procedure up to a year later. He will also monitor your recovery progress through regularly scheduled follow-up appointments, beginning on the first day after the procedure up to a year later.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the female rhinoplasty procedure differ from male?

Both male and female rhinoplasty follow a similar procedure but work to address different common concerns. Unlike males, who commonly have straighter and wider noses, females often experience a curvier appearance which can be a cause for concern amongst some patients. The female rhinoplasty often works to address concerns such as width of the nose, drooping tips, uneven nostrils and nasal bumps. While these can still be addressed in a male rhinoplasty, they are far more commonly seen in female patients.

What are the most common feminine nose shapes?

Nose and facial structures of females vary across cultures and demographics. Female patients commonly seek a rhinoplasty procedure when they are experiencing unevenness to the nose or nostrils, wide or swollen looking nose shapes, or accentuated nasal humps on the bridge of the nose. The most common female rhinoplasty typically works to address these issues and enhance the appearance of a slimmer nose with a slightly pointed up tip. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss your concerns and desired outcomes to establish a plan that works best for you.


When under our care, Dr. Sedgh always ensures you feel comfortable, cared for, well-informed about every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. With an approach which focuses on achieving refreshed, natural-looking results, Dr. Sedgh prides himself on always acting with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.