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Rhinoplasty surgery (commonly known as a nose job) is surgery that changes the shape of the nose. This surgery can improve breathing, aesthetics or correct structural issues which have been inherited or caused by injury. For the majority of patients, the reason for rhinoplasty surgery is a combination of these factors


During rhinoplasty:

  • The nose can be straightened, made smaller or bigger, and bumps may be removed.

  • The shape of the tip of the nose can be changed.

  • The angle between the nose and upper lip can be changed.

  • Pieces of cartilage or bone may be removed from or added to the nose to help change its shape

When planning rhinoplasty, Dr. Chris Oosthuizen looks at the whole picture and will consider your other facial features, the skin on your nose and what you would like to change.


Frequently the internal wall (nasal septum) that separates the nose cavities is twisted. This may need to be corrected at the same time. The combined operation is called a septorhinoplasty.


There are limits to how much a nose can be altered. The final result will depend on the size of your nose, the condition of your skin and your age.


For more information about rhinoplasty surgery see:

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