Rhinoplasty was once only damage control It is only in the past hundred years or so that surgeons have been able to use rhinoplasty to improve on the appearance of a functioning nose. The first known nose jobs were done in India in the sixth century B.C. by reshaping skin from the cheek of the…

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Different noses, different nose jobs In 2014, 150,000 people underwent rhinoplasty. Common reasons for a nose job are to reduce a nasal hump, change the size of the tip of the nose or the direction it points, or repair a deviated septum — but every nose job is different. To change the shape of the…

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The candidate (Note: The following is a dramatization.) She was thirty. She wanted to get a job as an anchorwoman at a local station, and she did not think her nose was ready for TV. She found a surgeon who would give her a nose job really cheap. When the swelling went down, her nose…

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Closed and open rhinoplasty There are two kinds of rhinoplasty — open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. In both cases, the surgeon changes the shape of the bone and cartilage under the skin in order to reshape the nose. In a closed rhinoplasty, the doctor makes the incisions inside the nose, hiding them from view and…

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A new year, a new nose With the new year about to begin, you may want a new look for yourself that can be brought about through plastic surgery. The second most popular form of facial plastic surgery is rhinoplasty — only eyelid surgery is more popular. Common reasons for a nose job are to…

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