According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2016 National Plastic Surgery Statistics, nose reshaping, or rhinoplasty, is among the top five most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country, ranking after only breast augmentation surgery and liposuction.
A total of 223,018 rhinoplasties were performed in the U.S. in 2016. This is why our San Francisco plastic surgeons, Dr. Liu and his team, have made it a point to become well-versed in the various caveats, specializations and intricacies of rhinoplasties whether it is due to a female nose, ethnic nose, or a male nose. It is for these reasons that you can rely on our team to provide among some of the best rhinoplasty San Francisco can offer.
Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery of the nose, performed to correct functional problems affecting the patient’s breathing, while simultaneously improving the aesthetic appearance of the nose. There are subtle differences between nasal surgery performed on women (female rhinoplasty) and rhinoplasty performed on men, as any imperfection in the nose can detract dramatically from a woman’s feminine appearance. Our team at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery performs female rhinoplasty with precision, artistry, and skill, creating beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients.
Differences in the Female Anatomy
The female nose is generally smaller, less prominent, more delicate, and more defined than the male nose. These are important distinctions to keep in mind when performing a female rhinoplasty versus a male rhinoplasty. The bridge of the nose tends to be lower in women and the mid-nose tends to be narrower. A woman’s nose may be slightly shorter than a man’s, and many women prefer a supratip break – a subtle indentation along the bridge of the nose just above the tip – to give the nose a more feminine appearance.
Aesthetic Differences in Female Rhinoplasty
Between women and men, there are vastly different concepts of the ideal nose as an aesthetic goal of rhinoplasty. While most men want a powerful, more prominent nose with distinctive features, many women prefer a petite nose with a slightly upward rotated tip. However, times are changing, and the ideal female nose is straighter and longer today than it was in the past. Some women undergoing female rhinoplasty opt for a more natural look with a longer nose and subtle dorsal hump.
There is a fine line between a pretty nose and an overdone nose. Our team has a critical eye for balance and symmetry, and our goal is always a natural appearance in female rhinoplasty and any cosmetic plastic surgery procedure we perform. The nose is the central feature of the face and should blend with the other features to create holistic, natural beauty – not call attention to itself. Successful female rhinoplasty is performed to improve the appearance of the entire face.
Female Rhinoplasty Benefits
Undergoing female rhinoplasty is a personal decision that should not be made hastily or lightly. However, many of our patients report that, after a nose job performed by our team, their confidence has been boosted, which enables them to enjoy a better quality of life. Female rhinoplasty can have a variety of benefits, including:
- Reduced nasal bump
- More refined look to the nose
- Nose length in proportion to the shape of the face
- Harmonious facial appearance
- Increased personal confidence
When a woman is not happy with the appearance of her nose, if can detract from her self-confidence and enjoyment of life. Improving the appearance of the nose can enhance the natural beauty of the entire face. Dr. Liu and his team at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery perform female rhinoplasty with artistry and skill and careful attention to your aesthetic preferences and ethnicity, to help you realize your most beautiful self.
ASPS: 2016 National Plastic Surgery Statistics