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What is Nose Reshaping?

Rhinoplasty (surgery to reshape the nose) can change the size of your nose (smaller or bigger), take off a hump, change the shape of the tip, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems by straightening the septum. There are so many possible ways to change the appearance of the nose that it’s important that you have a specific idea of what you would like corrected.

In general, the nose takes its shape from the cartilage and bony framework that underlies the skin. This delicate relationship between these structures is what is altered during the reshaping process. Incisions are very well hidden inside the nose, and occasionally, a small incision is made in the shadow line under the nose. By removing, adding, or changing the position of the cartilages, bones and soft tissue, your desired nose shape can be achieved.


  • Facial Symmetry – The slightest imbalance in a person’s nose can make a distinct difference in their appearance. Rhinoplasty can create a more balanced look.
  • Improved Shape- Altering the bridge or tip of the nose can draw attention to other areas of the face.
  • Proportionate Size – Reducing the width of the nose, even by a small amount, can have a significant effect on how the nose fits in with the rest of the facial features.
  • Removal of Bumps or Crookedness ­- Whether congenital or caused by past injury, rhinoplasty can correct imperfections on the bridge of the nose.

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