Rhinoplasty is perhaps the most challenging and elegant procedure within all of plastic surgery. In this issue of JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, Bellinga et al1 provide a general review of their approach to feminization rhinoplasty as it relates to facial feminization for transgender women. I find, however, that feminization rhinoplasty techniques are applicable to all women. In fact, I strongly believe that considering gender cues when performing rhinoplasty can provide a better result than going by typically published “standard” aesthetic measurements.
Spiegel JH. Rhinoplasty as a Significant Component of Facial Feminization and Beautification. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online December 15, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.1817