Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to resize or reshape the nose. The surgery is most often performed for cosmetic reasons, although it can also repair congenital (present at birth) defects or trauma to the nose.

Rhinoplasty can be closed (incisions are made inside the nose) or open (incisions are made below the nose). In either case, the physician may remove, reshape or enhance the bone and cartilage in the nose.