More than two hundred thousand of us last year, made a doctor’s visit for a bit of rhinoplasty – or as it’s more commonly called, a nose job.
It is a job too. They cut, they stitch, they take out, they put in.
Here’s how the doctors at the Mayo Clinic describe it: “Rhinoplasty may be done inside your nose or through a small external cut at the base of your nose … Your surgeon will likely readjust the bone and cartilage underneath your skin … For small changes, the surgeon may use cartilage taken from deeper inside your nose or from your ear. For larger changes, the surgeon can use cartilage from your rib, implants or bone from other parts of your body. After these changes are made, the surgeon places the nose’s skin and tissue back and stitches the incisions in your nose.”