Rhinoplasty is surgery that modifies the shape of the nose, and is one of the most frequent surgical procedures performed in plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty can decrease the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the back, narrow the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. It also corrects congenital problems, trauma and respiratory problems.
It consists, fundamentally, in modifying the nasal bony and cartilaginous structures to achieve a new shape that improves facial harmony. When, in addition, the deviation of the nasal septum is corrected to improve respiratory function, it is called rhinoseptoplasty.