Facial Feminization Surgery for transgender women 2: The nose job i.e. rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty: why should a transgender woman consider this surgery?
While either gender can have a honking nose, there are – in general – significant differences beteen male and female noses.
Female noses are…
- Less bulbous
- Often slightly upturned
Therefore, if you surgically alter your nose to achieve the above characteristics – you can achieve a high degree of facial feminization.
The best place to get statistics on the cost is from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Accotding to their figures, the median cost is $4,500.
Caveat: the above figure does not include aneasthetic expenses and operating theatre outlays. This means the price could rise a few thousand bucks. That’s why it works out cheaper to get two or three procedures done at the same time.
Risks… (don’t be a wus…just find a good surgeon)
- General risks that all operations entail.
- Infection of wound / scarring.
- Nose becomes numb.
- Septal perforation (this is basically a hole in the nasdal septum – but it’s not that common.)
- Breathing through nose becomes difficult.
- You aren’t happy with the appearance.
- Swelling and minor discoloration.
Here’s a clinical study of The Role of Nasal Feminization Rhinoplasty in Male-to-Female Gender Reassignment