Will a Rhinoplasty or Chin Reduction Be Better to Feminize my Face? (photo)

I wish to get both a chin reduction and a rhinoplasty done but I'll have to do the procedures separately. Which procedure should I get done first - will a rhinoplasty or chin reduction be better to feminize my face?

Doctor Answers 14

Chin reduction vs rhinoplasty

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For every patient, portions of their face will appear more masculine or feminine.  Creating a more feminine face may require more than one procedure for every patient.  In addition, complimentary procedures such as filler and makeup can help accentuate a face and give it the necessary feminine flourishes.  In your case, rhinoplasty would have more impact than a chin reduction.

Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Feminizing surgery

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I think your chin is appropriate for your face. All you would need would be a rhinoplasty. This would probably entail narrowing and raising the tip, as well as reducing the bridge. You should expect an excellent outcome and transformation with such a procedure!

Stephen J. Pincus, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty to feminize face

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A rhinoplasty would be the better choice since it will refine and feminize facial features.  A hump is composed of both bone and cartilage and can be removed.  Osteotomies are performed at the nasal bones to narrow the bridge once the hump has been removed.  The tip can be narrowed through different techniques including suturing of the cartilages and removal of the lateral part of the cartilage.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin surgery and Rhinoplasty

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Chin surgery and Rhinoplasty are an excellent combination in someone who would benefit from both.  based on your photos, i do not feel that you need chin surgery.  Your chin proportions are close to ideal and with the right nose shape, your chin is quite feminine.  Therefore, I would consider refining the shape of your nose.  RB

Ramin Behmand, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty for facial feminization

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Rhinoplasty is a great choice and is often a foundation for patient's interesting facial feminization, because it can result in a dramatic change in one's self-confidence and overall appearance.  Chin reduction is also an option, but in your case consider rhinoplasty and perhaps some subtle enhancements with facial fillers to give more cheek volume - this would result in a natural-looking and feminine result.  The option of further surgery, if required, is also available to you if needed. best of luck.

Kapil Saigal, MD, FACS
Winter Park Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty vs Chin Reduction to Feminize Face.

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I recommend that you reduce and refine your nose which will make an immediate obvious difference and bring your nose into proportion with the rest of your positive facial features. The results of your chin surgery will be more subtle.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Based on your photos, you may consider Rhinoplasty Surgery.

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I read your concerns and reviewed your photos:

You have nice chin projection which will keep your neck skin tight for years to come. I would suggest leaving your chin alone.

Expert rhinoplasty techniques may lead to a narrower appearance of your nose, along with nasal shortening, tip rotation, profile lowering and a more feminine appearance.

Hope this helps you.

Dr. Joseph 

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Will a Rhinoplasty or Chin Reduction Be Better to Feminize my Face?

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Based upon the under exposed photos posted I would do both in one operation. But if I had to chose I would opt for the rhinoplasty. 

A rhinoplasty would help provide a more feminine appearance

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Given the photos that you presented and your written concerns but without the advantage of a formal consultation, it appears that your best approach would be to undergo a rhinoplasty. When done properly by an experienced surgeon, you should be able to realize a more feminine appearing nose such as by narrowing and removing the hump, etc. Your chin does not masculinize your face.

Steven Turkeltaub, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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My Nose

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You will be well served to concentrate your thoughts on your nose.  I would consult with a Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon regarding your entire facial balance.

Robert Shumway, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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