rhi·​no·​plas·​ty | \ ˈrī-nō-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce rhinoplasty (audio) \
plural rhinoplasties

Definition of rhinoplasty

: plastic surgery on the nose usually for cosmetic purposes

Examples of rhinoplasty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For prices that range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, Afghans can get a rhinoplasty (a nose job), a blepharoplasty (tautening the skin around the eyes), hair implants or liposuction. The Economist, "Vanity at war Plastic surgery is thriving in Afghanistan—to the outrage of some," 13 Mar. 2021 Makeup had done what the plastic surgeon who performed my rhinoplasty couldn’t. Ashley Jordan, Woman's Day, "After 37 Years, I'm Finally Embracing My Jewish Heritage," 10 Dec. 2020 The husband and wife are getting their face-lifts done, and the daughter is getting a rhinoplasty. April Long, Town & Country, "A Face Only a Mother Could Buy: Families Are Scheduling Plastic Surgery Together," 26 Oct. 2020 Google searches for rhinoplasty, or nose jobs, have skyrocketed in Brazil since March. Samantha Pearson, WSJ, "Brazilians Turn to Botox to Wipe Away That Quarantine Frown," 25 Oct. 2020 Elective procedures can include anything from nonessential cosmetic fixes, such as a rhinoplasty to more serious surgeries like hip replacement. ... Charley Grant, WSJ, "Medical Technology Stocks Face a Coronavirus Swoon," 7 Apr. 2020 Two dealers have the ultimate pre-rhinoplasty BMW 7-series. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "9 of the Best New-Car Deals on 2019 Models Right Now," 28 Mar. 2020 Of course, not every person in these clips has gotten lip augmentation or rhinoplasty. Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, "The Perma-Viral World of the At-Home Nose Job," 26 Feb. 2020 Her mom headed to a plastic surgery clinic that day to undergo a tummy tuck, chin implant and rhinoplasty. NBC News, "Playwright who lost mother to plastic surgery malpractice explores impossible Vietnamese beauty standards in solo show," 15 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of rhinoplasty

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Rhinoplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhinoplasty. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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rhi·​no·​plas·​ty | \ ˈrī-nō-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce rhinoplasty (audio) \
plural rhinoplasties

Medical Definition of rhinoplasty

: plastic surgery on the nose usually for cosmetic purposes

called also nose job

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