rhi·​no·​plas·​ty ˈrī-nō-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce rhinoplasty (audio)
plural rhinoplasties
: plastic surgery on the nose usually for cosmetic purposes

Examples of rhinoplasty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of these procedures include dental work, weight loss surgery, breast reductions and augmentations, rhinoplasty, and tummy tucks, to name just a few. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 10 Aug. 2023 Liotta, who specializes in rhinoplasty (aka, nose jobs), worries about a surge in desire for the extreme Barbie nose trend. Elycia Rubin, The Hollywood Reporter, 31 July 2023 The procedure relies only on needles and fillers, unlike surgical rhinoplasty, which is a more rigorous operation. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 14 Aug. 2023 Gregory opted for rhinoplasty and a breast augmentation. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 18 July 2023 This may include a breast augmentation, a mastectomy for gynecomastia, a hair transplant, a rhinoplasty, liposuction, facial fillers, or hormone therapy. Mira Miller, Verywell Health, 2 June 2023 Take Tyra Banks, who had a rhinoplasty due to discomforting conditions in her nose. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 30 May 2023 Kardashian has spoken before about dabbling in injectables and undergoing a rhinoplasty. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 30 Mar. 2023 By the 6th century B.C., physicians in India were carrying out procedures not dissimilar to a modern-day cosmetic rhinoplasty. CNN, 30 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rhinoplasty was in 1828

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“Rhinoplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhinoplasty. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


rhi·​no·​plas·​ty ˈrī-nō-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce rhinoplasty (audio)
plural rhinoplasties
: plastic surgery on the nose usually for cosmetic purposes

called also nose job

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