Nose Procedures

Female Rhinoplasty

Female rhinoplasty constitutes any nasal surgery that addresses cosmetic or functional concerns while simultaneously promoting a more feminine nasal appearance. This is due to the nuanced distinctions between the male and female nose, which make it 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 tip. However, the ideal nose is not the same for all patients. Each procedure requires a custom approach to create a more delicate nasal structure that fits the patient’s facial features.

Reasons to undergo this procedure

Rhinoplasty 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, for most women, the goal is simply to attain a more pleasing nose that fits their 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:

  1. Nasal asymmetry
  2. Oversized or undersized nose
  3. Dorsal hump deformity
  4. Nostrils that are too large or too small
  5. Other functional issues

What are the benefits?

Gender will always play a significant role in any rhinoplasty procedure. But while preserving or enhancing gender-related characteristics is an important requirement of the surgery, the main goal is to create aesthetic changes that befit the patient’s unique 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.

Female rhinoplasty can help you achieve the following:

  1. More delicate nasal proportions
  2. Enhanced nasal appearance
  3. Better facial symmetry
  4. Improved nasal function


Initial Consultation

Rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure that requires absolute precision and surgical artistry, so it is important to choose a highly capable 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:

  1. Interview to discuss medical history and previous surgeries
  2. Thorough physical examination
  3. Explanation of the procedure and techniques involved
  4. Optional diagnostic tests
  5. Discussion on the best treatment plan for your specific case

If you cannot visit Dr. Sedgh’s 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 rhinoplasty, 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 on 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.

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

Once the patient is fully prepped for the procedure, 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.

Patient Reviews

I don’t think it is an overstatement to say that Dr. Sedgh was a godsend to me for his willingness to do surgery on my nose when several notable surgeons refused to take on the task of correcting the damage that three previous surgeries had done. Dr. Sedgh clearly has an artistic eye as well as a very professional ability at nose surgery. He has earned my trust and respect.

Randy, R.


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