The aim of the operation is to reshape the nose so as to make it more attractive. Specifically, it is to correct unsightly features, whether they are congenital, a result of a trauma, or due to the process of ageing.
The term “rhinoplasty” refers to the plastic and aesthetic surgery on the nose.
The operation aims to modify the morphology of the nasal pyramid (either partially or as a whole) and is also sometimes used for correcting possible problems concerning breathing through the nose.
The aim is to obtain a nose with a more natural appearance, which is in harmony with the other facial features, suited to the psychology and the personality of the patient, and in line with what the patient has requested.
The idea is, using incisions hidden in the nostrils, to reshape the bone and cartilage which form the solid infrastructure of the nose so as to provide it with its own particular shape. The skin covering the nose will need to readapt and redrape itself thanks to its elasticity on this bone-cartilage structure which has been modified. This last point underlines just how important the quality of the skin is for obtaining the final result. So one can see why people who have undergone rhinoplasty do not usually have a visible scar on the skin.