rhi·​no·​plas·​ty | \ ˈrī-nō-ˌpla-stē \
plural rhinoplasties

Definition of rhinoplasty 

: plastic surgery on the nose usually for cosmetic purposes

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Price tag: The average cost of a rhinoplasty in the United States is $5,046. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Over-the-Top Beauty Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 13 Dec. 2018 Last year there were over 215,000 rhinoplasty procedures in the U.S., which is slightly down from the year before and way down from just a decade ago. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Nose Job Before and After Is Wild," 29 Aug. 2018 Known for his rhinoplasties, Dr. Kanodia boasts numerous references in fashion magazines and celebrity clients like Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian West. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Bel-Air Homes Duel to Become America’s Most Expensive," 17 July 2018 While many physicians who use the open rhinoplasty technique have great results, one technique does not fit all patients. Dr. Carlos Wolf, miamiherald, "Not all nose jobs are for all patients. If uncertain, get second opinion before surgery," 3 June 2018 Before-and-after photos show dramatic results thanks to the quick procedure, which touts zero down time and minimal pain at a much lower cost than rhinoplasty. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "The truth about those popular 'liquid nose jobs'," 4 May 2018 But Deschamps-Braly had convinced her that a rhinoplasty would harmonize the adjustments to the jaw, the chin, and the forehead. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, "The Story of a Trans Woman’s Face," 12 Mar. 2018 Yet nose jobs, formally called rhinoplasty, appear to be on the wane, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "Do selfies make your nose look big? Rutgers study says yes," 1 Mar. 2018 Her procedures included a revision breast reconstruction, revision rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, Brazilian butt lift, eyelid lift, Botox, fillers and unspecified injectable treatments, all done by Dr. Franklin Rose. Joy Sewing, Houston Chronicle, "The most memorable fashion moments of 2017," 29 Dec. 2017

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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rhi·​no·​plas·​ty | \ ˈrī-nō-ˌplas-tē \
plural rhinoplasties

Medical Definition of rhinoplasty 

: plastic surgery on the nose usually for cosmetic purposes

called also nose job

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