The long history of rhinoplasty

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...

Each nose job is different

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...

A case of revision rhinoplasty

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...

Making the nose job on your face not too plain

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...

The how and why of rhinoplasty

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...
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