Nose Job or Rhinoplasty is done to improve the shape and/or function of the nose and is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide. It can be carried out to make the nose look smaller or bigger, improve the alignment of the nose or improve the shape or size of the nostrils. The skin of the nose is separated from the bone and cartilage and the bone and cartilage is reshaped surgically to give the desired result.
Ideally rhinoplasty should not be done after 15-16 years of age as before this age the bones of the face and nose are still growing. By the mid-teens the facial bones have reached their full mature size and shape. After this age rhinoplasty can be done at any age as long as the person is in good general health.