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Feminization Rhinoplasty

Voorhees & Sewell, NJ.

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure that reshapes the nose for cosmetic or functional purposes. Board-certified surgeon Dr. Joanna Kam performs feminization rhinoplasty at her practice in Voorhees and Sewell, NJ, to help patients achieve their desired look, including a more soft, feminine appearance.

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Rhinoplasty is highly customizable to the patient's unique facial anatomy
Rhinoplasty is highly customizable to the patient’s unique facial anatomy

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

The potential benefits of rhinoplasty include:

  • Improved facial symmetry and proportion for a softer look
  • Refinement of the nasal tip, bridge, or nostril shape
  • Correction of structural abnormalities and breathing issues
  • Boost to self-confidence due to an enhanced facial appearance

Rhinoplasty is highly customizable to the patient’s unique facial anatomy and aesthetic goals. For those seeking a more feminine appearance, feminization rhinoplasty can help balance the facial features to achieve this goal. 

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty involves surgical alteration of the bone and cartilage framework of the nose to change its shape and size. Rhinoplasty can decrease or enlarge the total nose size, reshape the tip or bridge, narrow the nostril width, and enhance the symmetry of the nose. It can feminize and balance the shape of the nose by altering the bone and cartilage framework. Rhinoplasty can also correct structural problems that impair breathing, such as a deviated septum. 

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex and challenging operations in plastic surgery, requiring an artistic eye and advanced surgical skills. Even a subtle change can have a significant impact on the overall look of the face, including a softer appearance if desired.

Rhinoplasty can decrease or enlarge the total nose size, reshape the tip or bridge
Rhinoplasty can decrease or enlarge the total nose size, reshape the tip or bridge

Patient Reviews

Mrs. Kam was very skilled and accommodating she was both fast and precise and fun to talk to would definitely recommend her, she made the whole experience very easy with how sweet and personable she was. I’m more than happy with my results and I couldn’t recommend this place more.

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My surgery went very well and she did an awesome job getting my nose straightened the way I desired! Dr. Kam is a very extraordinary lady and her heart is made of gold!! I’d strongly recommend her to everyone looking to get surgery!!!

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Joanna Kam and the entire staff are so friendly and caring. I immediately feel welcome and attended to as soon as I walk in the door! Joanna was very attentive to every detail and allowed me the space to discuss exactly what I wanted while also advising me with her professional opinion. Professional through and through!

I had a rhinoplasty in Oct. 2021…

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Ideal Candidates for Rhinoplasty Surgery

Factors that may indicate you are an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty involve:

  • You have a bump on the bridge of your nose.
  • Your nose points downwards, or appears hooked
  • Your nose is too wide or too narrow in comparison to your other facial features.
  • You want to feminize the appearance of your nose, in conjunction with other facial feminization procedures 
  • You have difficulty breathing due to irregularities in your nose.
  • You have a deviated septum.
  • You have had a previous nose surgery and are unhappy with the results.
  • You are in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery.

Candidates should also understand that while rhinoplasty can enhance their appearance and boost their self-esteem, it is not a path to perfection.

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Rhinoplasty Procedure

The rhinoplasty procedure involves several important steps to ensure a successful outcome
The rhinoplasty procedure involves several important steps to ensure a successful outcome

The rhinoplasty procedure involves several important steps to ensure a successful outcome:

  1. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation, during which Dr. Kam will discuss your goals for surgery, evaluate your nasal structure, and develop a personalized surgical plan.
  2. Anesthesia: On the day of surgery, you will be given general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
  3. Incision: Dr. Kam utilizes the open rhinoplasty technique, including the trans-columellar incision.
  4. Reshaping: The bone and cartilage of the nose are then reshaped to create the desired appearance. This may involve removing excess bone or cartilage, or adding grafts to enhance the structure of the nose.
  5. Closure: Once the reshaping is complete, the skin is re-draped over the new nasal structure and the incisions are closed. In addition, a cast is typically applied to support the treated area.
  6. Recovery: You will be closely monitored in the recovery room before being discharged home to continue your recovery.

About the Open Rhinoplasty Technique

In open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made across the columella, enabling the surgeon to lift the skin and access nasal structures for precise alterations for a more feminine appearance. This method is ideal for complex procedures, ensuring accuracy in reshaping the nose, especially for significant tip or bridge changes or in cases of prior nasal surgery.

Potential Risks and Complications of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, like any surgery, has risks such as infection, bleeding, and changes in smell. Unsatisfactory appearance, numbness, and nasal obstruction are also possible. Dr. Kam minimizes risks through detailed assessments, precise surgery, and thorough post-op care.

Despite these risks, most patients find that the benefits of rhinoplasty – improved facial balance and symmetry, a softer appearance, and better nasal function – far outweigh the potential downsides.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

After rhinoplasty, rest and recovery are essential for healing and allowing your new nose shape to settle. Expect mild bruising for 7 to 10 days, which will gradually subside and can be managed with prescribed pain medication.

During this period, avoid strenuous activities to prevent bleeding or swelling. After the initial week, the cast applied at the end of the surgery is removed, so it’s also important to refrain from wearing glasses or sunglasses that could put pressure on your nose.

Most patients can return to work or school in one to two weeks, but complete swelling resolution may take months. Remember, final results may not be fully visible for a year after surgery.

Throughout your recovery, Dr. Kam will offer ongoing care, answer questions, and schedule follow-up appointments to ensure the best outcome.

Natural-Looking Rhinoplasty Results

Rhinoplasty can truly transform your facial balance and confidence, but it’s vital to be realistic. The goal isn’t flawlessness, but a nose that blends harmoniously with your features, giving you a more feminine appearance. In addition, patience is key, as complete results can take up to a year due to swelling. Dr. Kam will expertly guide you through this journey, ensuring your satisfaction and confidence in the final outcome.

Cost of Rhinoplasty

The cost of a rhinoplasty procedure is influenced by several factors, including the surgery’s complexity, the surgeon’s experience, geographic location, and whether additional procedures are involved. Rhinoplasty is highly individualized and tailored to each patient’s unique nasal structure and aesthetic goals.

When you consult with Dr. Kam, she will assess your specific case and provide a detailed cost estimate based on the intricacies of your surgical plan. It’s important to remember that rhinoplasty aims to achieve facial harmony, ensuring your nose complements your other facial features. As you consider the procedure, prioritize this goal, understanding that the cost reflects the customized nature of the surgery designed specifically for you.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

How long does rhinoplasty last?

Rhinoplasty is a permanent procedure that modifies the structure of the nose. The results typically last a lifetime, barring any significant trauma or injury to the nose. However, it’s important to note that normal aging can cause some changes in the appearance of the nose over time.

Can rhinoplasty improve breathing problems?

Yes, rhinoplasty can treat functional problems like breathing difficulties resulting from a deviated septum or other structural anomalies inside the nasal airways. This type of rhinoplasty is often referred to as functional rhinoplasty.

What should I expect during the recovery period?

Following rhinoplasty surgery, patients can expect some degree of swelling, bruising, and discomfort. These symptoms can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses. Most patients can return to non-strenuous activities within two weeks, but it may take several months for the swelling to fully subside and reveal the final results of the procedure. Final results are typically visible after one year.

How does rhinoplasty affect my overall facial features?

Rhinoplasty can significantly enhance your facial balance by reshaping the nose to better complement your other facial features. The goal is to create balance and harmony among all facial features, contributing to an overall improved appearance and often, increased self-confidence.

How much does feminization rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of a rhinoplasty depends on several factors, such as the complexity of the case, surgeon expertise, location, and additional procedures. Rhinoplasty is a highly customized surgery tailored to each patient’s anatomy and goals. Consult with Dr. Kam for an accurate cost estimate based on your personalized surgical plan.

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