Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is a surgical procedure used to enhance the contour of the nose in order to improve facial harmony. Rhinoplasty can be used to improve: proportion of the nose to the face, nasal asymmetry, and nose profile with visible indentations and/or protuberances on the bridge among other things. To perform rhinoplasty, a plastic surgeon will create incisions inside the nose; then the underlying cartilage and bone will be rearranged, reduced, or enlarged to create a more aesthetically pleasing nose structure. A rhinoplasty can also be used to correct an obstructed airway, such as a deviated septum, in order to improve breathing.
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