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Rhinoplasty is among the most common and popular facial feminization procedures for transwomen, as a smaller, more delicate nose gives the entire face a softer appearance. The eyes appear brighter and more open, the cheekbones are enhanced, and even the facial expression is improved. Rhinoplasty also gives the MTF patient a sense of confidence and congruence.

During surgery, the bridge, tip and nostrils can all be reduced for a more elegant aesthetic, and the angles between the nose and lips, and the nose and forehead can be corrected to more authentically express femininity.

MTF rhinoplasty can address:

  • A bulbous tip
  • A drooping nose
  • A nasal hump
  • A wide nose
  • A nose with too much projection
  • A long nose
  • A depression in the nasal bridge
  • Nasal asymmetry
  • Nostril size
  • General shape and size of the nose
  • Structural or breathing problems

What are the benefits of nose feminization?

  • Improved confidence in one’s image
  • A more feminine profile
  • Greater harmony among the facial features
  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking outcome

Who is a good candidate for the rhinoplasty procedure?

  • Realistic expectations for their outcome
  • Healthy in body, mind and spirit
  • Non-smoker
  • Nose has finished growing
  • Willing to follow Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal’s instructions
  • Unhappy with the appearance of the nose
  • Seeking a more feminine nasal aesthetic

Dr. Satterwhite has the best bedside manner out of any doctor I've met. He will never pressure you into doing something risky like other surgeons. He is very professional.

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    Rhinoplasty FAQ's

    What can I expect from recovery?

    Recovery is different for everyone, but you can anticipate some general swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes that will start to lessen around 1 week of your recovery. As the weeks progress, swelling will dwindle, but some very minor swelling may persist for as long as one year, depending on the individual—however, the true shape of your new, beautiful nose will be apparent at around 3-6 months.

    How much will rhinoplasty cost?

    The fee for rhinoplasty will vary according to the technique used, the amount of work required to reach your goals, and the anesthesia costs, the facility costs and the surgeon’s costs. Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal always provides a detailed, customized quote for you once you have completed your private consultation at his offices in the Bay Area.

    Why should I choose Align surgical for my rhinoplasty in San Francisco?

    Dr. Satterwhite has a sophisticated aesthetic sensibility that creates stunning, yet natural results for his facial feminization clients. He is a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon who always places the patient’s well being, safety and personal satisfaction with their results above all other concerns.

    Dr. Satterwhite is a graduate of the medical program at Stanford University. He went on to complete a challenging residency in plastic surgery at Stanford Hospital, as well as an elite fellowship in craniofacial surgery under the tutelage of the world-respected Dr. Anthony Wolfe.

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    With the safety and well-being of our patients and staff as our highest goal, Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal are determined to provide the medical care and planning you need during COVID-19.

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