Type of Surgery
Last updated: 11/24/2009
The term rhinoplasty means "nose molding" or "nose forming." It refers to a procedure in plastic surgery in which the structure of the nose is changed. The change can be made by adding or removing bone or cartilage, grafting tissue from another part...
of the body, or implanting synthetic material to alter the shape of the nose.
There are several reasons why a person's nose or sinuses can become blocked including a deviated septum or chronic inflamed nasal turbinates. This video shows actual footage from a surgery aimed at relieving this blockage through removal of these offending nasal structures.
Rhinoplasty (Greek: Rhinos, "Nose" + Plassein, "to shape") is a surgical procedure which is usually performed by either an otolaryngologist, oral surgeon, or plastic surgeon in order to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) and/or the appearance (cosmetic surgery) of a person's nose. Rhinoplasty is also commonly called a "nose reshaping" or "nose job". Rhinoplasty can be performed to meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes to correct trauma, birth defects or breathing problems. It can be combined with other surgical procedures such as chin augmentation to enhance the aesthetic results.
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