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Invited Commentary
December 15, 2016

Rhinoplasty as a Significant Component of Facial Feminization and Beautification

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Advanced Facial Aesthetics, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online December 15, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2016.1817

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.

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