Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which is usually performed in order to improve the function or the appearance of a person’s nose. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of person’s nose as well as modify its shape.
The word rhinoplasty comes from the Greek word “rhinos” that means “nose” and the word “Plassein” which means “to shape”. A rhinoplasty is also commonly referred as a “nose job” or “nose reshaping”.
Rhinoplasty can change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. Rhinoplasty may also correct an aesthetically unpleasing nose, birth defects, injury caused by an accident, or some breathing problems.
Not all rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic reasons; rhinoplasty can correct structural abnormalities. One of the most common conditions that can be corrected with rhinoplasty is a deviated septum, which can lead to breathing problems, chronic stuffiness, post-nasal drip and even snoring.
Rhinoplasty can be performed to meet aesthetic goals (cosmetic surgery) or for reconstructive purposes to correct trauma, birth defects or breathing problems (reconstructive surgery). Rhinoplasty can be combined with other surgical procedures such to enhance the aesthetic results that the patient can obtain.
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