One important gender-affirming characteristic of the face is the nose, which can be altered to achieve a masculine appearance. The main feature which requires correction is the dorsum and its junction to the frontal bone. Female noses usually show a deeper nasal bridge with a curved junction and a less prominent dorsum. Surgical correction involves augmenting the dorsum and nose bridge. This is performed using cartilage grafts, either harvested from the septum, or from other areas when necessary.