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

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Recent Examples on the Web Both procedures require incisions inside the nose; but an open rhinoplasty adds that small columellar incision. Allure, "I Got Rhinoplasty at 25 — Here's What to Expect From a Nose Job," 7 Aug. 2018 Other feminizing procedures performed alongside forehead reconstruction can include hairline advancement, brow lift, jaw reshaping, chin reshaping, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, Adam’s Apple reduction, and lip augmentation. Serena Daniari, Allure, "The Complicated Process of Undergoing Facial-Feminization Surgery, and Why I Did It," 23 Mar. 2019 Masturbating with a vibrator from a company founded by two women, Alex Fine and Janet Lieberman, was the perfect addition to my post-rhinoplasty self-care. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "I Got to Try the Innovative New Pom Vibrator by Dame Products, and Holy Shit, I'm So Happy," 18 Oct. 2018 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

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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 28 Feb. 2020.

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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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