What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is cosmetic surgery of the nose.  It is also known as nasal refinement and the layman's term nose job. With rhinoplasty, 'defects' from either birth or trauma can be corrected by infracturing or breaking the bones of the nose and re-setting them in the desired shape, often narrow and straight.

A hump may be removed to give a more pleasing, symmetrical look.  The cartilages of the nose can be molded and trimmed to create a more compact or pleasing shape.  Rhinoplasty can soften an otherwise beautiful face by refining one's features.