This procedure can reshape or repair the nose, reduce or increase the size of the nose, and narrow the nostril openings. Rhinoplasty can alter the shape of the tip or bridge, alter the angle between the upper lip and the nose, or any combination of the above.
The skin is first separated from the underlying framework of the nose. Then the bone and cartilage are manipulated to the desired shape. The skin is then re-draped and a splint used to hold the new shape.