Nose Shaping or Rhinoplasty is the surgical treatment for reshaping of the nose. Depending on the exact problem it can involve the removal of bone cartilage, a reshaping of the bridge of the nose, and reshaping and altering the tip of the nose.
The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic but can be performed under local anaesthesia and heavy sedation. The surgical scars may be either inside the roof of the nose or at the central strut of the base of the nose. The surgical scar, if it is placed externally, is occasionally visible and is particularly useful in noses where there has been trauma or where previous surgery has been performed.