What is rhinoplasty?

Published On: Aug 16 2012 12:35:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 30 2012 11:49:46 AM EDT

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can alter the shape of your nose.


Through rhinoplasty, surgeons can shorten or lengthen your nose, alter the tip, change the width and its shape, according to the Mayo Clinic.


When determining how to alter your nose, surgeons consider your other facial features, your skin, and what you would like changed, the Mayo Clinic states.


Surgeons are able to alter your bone, cartilage or both in your nose.