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What is rhinoplasty done for? Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure done to reshape or resize the nose. It is commonly known as a “nose job.” Rhinoplasty can be done for cosmetic reasons or to address structural issues that affect breathing.

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is done to enhance the appearance of the nose. It can make the nose smaller, larger, straighter, or more symmetrical. The procedure can also address issues like bumps, humps, or depressions on the bridge of the nose, a bulbous or drooping tip, or asymmetry.

Functional rhinoplasty is done to improve breathing. This type of rhinoplasty addresses structural problems that affect breathing, such as a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, or nasal valve collapse. These issues can cause chronic congestion, snoring, or sleep apnea, and rhinoplasty can help to alleviate these symptoms.

In some cases, rhinoplasty may be done for both cosmetic and functional reasons. A qualified plastic surgeon can help determine the best approach for each individual case.

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