Also called "nose reshaping" or a "nose job", Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure often aimed at improving the appearance and proportion of the nose to enhance facial harmony. It can be combined with other surgical procedures such as chin augmentation to enhance aesthetic results. Rhinoplasty is also performed for health reasons; to correct structural abnormalities, such as a deviated septum that can lead to breathing problems and other obstructive nasal symptoms.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures in the United States and one of the most complex. Since no two noses are alike, it is vital for the surgeon to have extensive knowledge and diverse experience in all aspects of nasal surgery in order to ensure that the procedure is designed to suit the specific needs of each individual patient. Although almost any surgeon is permitted to perform one, Rhinoplasties are usually done by either a Facial Plastic Surgeon, Otolaryngologist or Plastic Surgeon. But even among these specialists, the depth and extent of experience can vary widely.