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Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a "nose job" is a type of plastic surgery that reshapes and enhances the nose. It can address various concerns, including size, shape, symmetry, and functional issues such as breathing difficulties.


It is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed worldwide and can have both aesthetic and functional purposes.​

Aesthetic/Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

  • Nose Reshaping. Aesthetic rhinoplasty is primarily done to improve the appearance of the nose. It can address various concerns, including a hump on the bridge, wide or asymmetrical nostrils, a bulbous tip, a drooping or upturned nose, and overall proportions.

  • Customization. The procedure is highly customizable and tailored to the individual's desires and facial features. Patients work closely with a plastic surgeon to discuss their goals and achieve the desired look.

  • Surgical Techniques. Surgeons can use open or closed rhinoplasty techniques. In open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made across the columella (the strip of skin between the nostrils), allowing for greater visibility and precision. Closed rhinoplasty involves incisions inside the nostrils, making it less visible but limiting access.

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Functional Rhinoplasty

  • Breathing Improvement. Functional rhinoplasty is performed to correct structural issues in the nose that may hinder breathing. This can include repairing a deviated septum, reducing nasal turbinate size, or addressing other obstructions.

  • Medical Necessity. Some individuals may undergo functional rhinoplasty due to medical necessity, such as those with chronic nasal congestion, sleep apnea, or recurrent sinus infections caused by nasal obstructions.

Why People Choose Rhinoplasty

Common reasons why people undergo this procedure include:​

  • Removing a hump on the nose

  • Straightening the bridge

  • Reshaping the nose's tip

  • Increasing or decreasing the size of the nostrils

  • Correcting the nose after an injury

  • Opening breathing passages

  • Making the nose bigger or smaller

A close up shot of a nose's angled profile.

Patient Recovery

  • Bruising and Swelling. Patients can expect bruising and swelling around the eyes and nose following surgery, which gradually improves over several weeks.

  • Splint and Dressings. A splint or cast is typically applied to the nose to provide support and protect it during the initial healing phase.

  • Return to Normal Activities. Most patients can return to work or social activities within 1-2 weeks, but complete recovery and final results may take several months.

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