The goal of rhinoplasty is to harmonize the nose in relation to the other parts of the face. It is one of the most meticulous procedures in cosmetic surgery. Rhinoplasty’s goal is to obtain a natural-looking nose, harmoniously integrated with the face, while respecting its appearance and character.
This procedure can sometimes be associated with a chin correction in order to balance the facial profile. It can be performed from the age of 16-17, with no age limit.
The surgeon will operate on the entire nose or on a part of the nose only. The surgeon can, for example, simply remove a bump or refine the tip of the nose. On the other hand, the surgeon may need to modify the entire nasal pyramid to reduce the length of the nose and refine it overall. There are noses that are too short, to flat (“ethnic nose”), or too sunken and for which the use of cartilage grafts or implants are necessary to achieve harmonious proportions.