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 The minivan soon turns away from the city center; along the streets leading up to the hospital, there are numerous cosmetic clinics, their window displays advertising breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, Botox, and fillers. Mailee Osten-tan, Longreads, 8 June 2022 Who wouldn’t want to use a serum instead of getting costly rhinoplasty? Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 June 2022 Over the past two years, Awnuh, 19, has undergone a variety of cosmetic procedures: cheek filler, lip filler, breast augmentation and rhinoplasty. NBC News, 27 Apr. 2022 It's become such a significant component of early intervention that Dr. Somenek believes eye lifts have the potential to topple the long-standing rhinoplasty as the number one facial procedure. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, 15 Feb. 2022 All the while, my thoughts were with all the people trying to do the same after a rhinoplasty or those who have fully broken their noses. Devon Abelman, Allure, 1 Feb. 2022 By the 1960s -- in the US especially -- many of today's most common cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and face re-shaping, were becoming more commonplace. CNN, 30 May 2021 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, 13 Mar. 2021 Makeup had done what the plastic surgeon who performed my rhinoplasty couldn’t. Ashley Jordan, Woman's Day, 10 Dec. 2020 See More

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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 4 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for rhinoplasty


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

More from Merriam-Webster on rhinoplasty

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about rhinoplasty


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