Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that changes the shape and structure of the nose to enhance facial harmony or improve breathing function. This surgery can alter various aspects of the nose, including size, shape, width, or the positioning of the nostrils. It can correct bumps, indentations, or other defects, and can even help address breathing problems caused by structural issues within the nose. The procedure is highly personalized, designed to suit each individual’s unique facial features and aesthetic goals.
The specifics of the operation depend on the desired changes, but typically involve making incisions inside the nose to access the bones and cartilage. These are then reshaped, reduced, or augmented to achieve the preferred appearance or function. After surgery, a splint may be placed on the nose to support its new shape as it heals. While the recovery process can involve some swelling and bruising, most patients are able to return to daily activities within a week or two. Rhinoplasty offers long-lasting and significant changes, capable of enhancing facial symmetry and boosting self-confidence.