Rhinoplasty or nose job, is a surgical procedure performed to improve the shape of the nose. People may opt for rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, to correct a bump or hook in their nose or alter the shape of an over-large nose. Rhinoplasty is also used to correct breathing problems caused by a deviated septum, a condition where the septum divides the two nostrils unequally, resulting in breathing problems.
Rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of a nose that the patient considers to be too wide, too crooked, too short, or too long. The surgeon can also remove bumps or humps on the nose. The size, shape and angle of the tip of the nose can be adjusted, as well as the size and shape of the nostrils.