Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or nose reshaping surgery, is a term utilized to define surgical correction of deformities of the nose which patients find unappealing. Most commonly it involves some degree of reduction of the nasal hump and correction of deformities of the nasal tip. Frequently, it is use to reduce the size of large or bulbous nose. Sometimes these procedures are done in isolation if the tip only or the hump only is of concern. More frequently, a balanced nose is best obtained by including all components of bone and cartilage manipulation. Rhinoplasty can be quite complex and has potential for affecting your breathing. In some cases, if patients have breathing difficulties, correction of septal deformities can be performed. In contrast, sometimes rhinoplasties can cause breathing difficulties.
Rhinoplasty surgery has a fairly high revision rate because they are very complicated and complex procedures and patients have a high demand for outcomes. Even in the best of hands, Rhinoplasty may require a minor or major correction after a year or two.