The nose occupies the centre of the face and is one of the most commonly noticed parts of the face. It also has important functions related to breathing. The nose is made up of bones and cartilages that are joined together to form the shape of a roof. This is supported by a midline wall called the nasal septum that separates the nose into right and left nostrils. The shape of the nose depends on all these structures and the skin covering it, as well as hereditary factors. Nasal deformities are readily noticeable.
Your nose … is it too large, too small, too flat, too pointed? Is it crooked? Do you have trouble breathing from one or both sides of your nose? Or does it simply not fit your face?
Surgery can change the shape of the whole nose or just a small part, making it fit more harmoniously with the rest of the face and improve the function of the nose. The operation is called Rhinoplasty. When rhinoplasty is combined with an operation on the septum, it is called a Septorhinoplasty.