Rhinoplasty (RIE-no-plas-tee) is a nose operation that alters the shape. Rhinoplasty may be performed to enhance breathing, modify the look of the nose, or both.
The top part of the nose is made of bone, while the bottom part is made of cartilage. Rhinoplasty can alter bone, cartilage, skin, or all three at the same time. Consult your surgeon to see if rhinoplasty is right for you and what it may accomplish.
Your surgeon will evaluate your other facial characteristics, the skin on your nose, and what you want to modify while considering rhinoplasty. If you’re a surgical candidate, your surgeon will create a unique treatment plan for you.
Sometimes part or all of a rhinoplasty is covered by insurance.