Plastic surgery on the nose, known familiarly as a nose job. Rhinoplasty is a facial cosmetic procedure, usually performed to enhance the appearance of the nose. During rhinoplasty, the nasal cartilages and bones are modified, or tissue is added. The aim is to improve the visual appeal of the nose. Rhinoplasty is also frequently performed to repair nasal fractures. When rhinoplasty is used to repair nasal fractures, the
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1. Repair of a defect of the nose. 2. Plastic surgery to change the shape or size of the nose. [rhino- + G. plastos, formed]

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rhi·no·plas·ty 'rī-nō-.plas-tē n, pl -ties plastic surgery on the nose usu. for cosmetic purposes called also nose job

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surgery to alter the shape of the nose, sometimes using tissue (skin, cartilage, or bone) from elsewhere in the body or artificial implants.

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rhi·no·plas·ty (riґno-plas″te) [rhino- + -plasty] a plastic surgical operation on the nose, either reconstructive, restorative, or cosmetic. rhinoplastic adj

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  • Rhinoplasty — Rhi no*plas ty, n. [Rhino + plasty: cf. F. rhinoplastie.] Plastic surgery of the nose to correct deformity or to replace lost tissue. Tissue may be transplanted from the patient s cheek, forehead, arm, etc., or even from another person. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rhinoplasty — (n.) 1828, earlier rhinoplastic (1823), from comb. form of Gk. rhinos nose + plastia, from plastos molded, formed (see PLASTIC (Cf. plastic)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rhinoplasty — ► NOUN (pl. rhinoplasties) Medicine ▪ plastic surgery performed on the nose …   English terms dictionary

  • rhinoplasty — [rī΄nō plas′tē] n. [ RHINO + PLASTY] plastic surgery of the nose rhinoplastic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Rhinoplasty — For the album by Primus, see Rhinoplasty (album). Rhinoplasty Intervention Rhinoplasty: The lower lateral cartilage (greater alar cartilage) exposed for plastic modification via the left nostril …   Wikipedia

  • Rhinoplasty (EP) — Infobox Album | Name = Rhinoplasty Type = cover Artist = Primus Released = August 11, 1998 Recorded = Prarie Sun Recording, Cotati, CA Genre = Alternative rock Length = 48:38 Label = Interscope Producer = Primus, Toby Wright Reviews = *Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • rhinoplasty — noun (plural ties) Date: 1842 plastic surgery on the nose usually for cosmetic purposes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rhinoplasty — rhinoplastic, adj. /ruy neuh plas tee/, n., pl. rhinoplasties. Surg. plastic surgery of the nose. [1835 45; RHINO + PLASTY] * * * …   Universalium

  • rhinoplasty — noun A type of plastic surgery that is used to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) or appearance (cosmetic surgery) of a persons nose. Syn: nose job …   Wiktionary

  • rhinoplasty — rhi|no|plas|ty [ˈraınəuˌplæsti US nou ] n [U] medical [Date: 1800 1900; : Greek; Origin: rhis nose + English plasty plastic surgery (from French plastie, from Greek plastes shaper , from plassein; PLASTIC2)] ↑plastic surgery on your nose →↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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