Rhinoplasty, also known as cosmetic nose surgery is a challenging plastic surgery performed to improve the appearance and proportion of the nose. This procedure can correct and rebalance the form, and can restore the functional and aesthetic properties of the nose. Nose surgery may also correct breathing problem caused by structural abnormalities in the nose caused by trauma etc.
The nose may be the most important feature on the face. An appropriate nose balances and harmonizes all of the other features on the face. . A nose that is too large, long, wide, or round does not allow the other features on the face to shine. By changing the shape of the nose - sometimes subtly, sometimes dramatically - the entire appearance of the face is improved. Rhinoplasty is typically performed to:
- Shorten an elongated nose
- Narrow the bridge and/or tip of a wide nose
- Reduce the size of the nostrils
- Correct a prominent hump or hook