The shape of the nose is often determined, to a large degree, by heredity. However, its shape may also have been altered by an injury or previous surgery. Surgery of the nose, also known as rhinoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgical procedures. The goal of surgery is to improve the appearance and proportion of the nose, which enhances facial harmony and self-confidence. Nasal surgery may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities of the nose.
Rhinoplasty may alter the size, width and profile of the nose. The nasal tip may be adjusted from being large, bulbous, drooping or too upturned. Nostrils that are large or wide may be addressed. Nasal asymmetry and deviation may be corrected. Cosmetic Nose Shaping typically costs $6,000-9,000.
An adjunctive procedure is a septoplasty that addresses the nasal septum when this contributes to nasal asymmetry or breathing problems.