It is a procedure which involves correction of the external shape of the nose.

This surgery may be advised for cosmetic purpose to change the shape or the size of the nose or to improve breathing by increasing the space in the nose by making some alteration in its cartilages.

Surgery is done under general anaesthesia usually. A small cut is made in the inside of the nose and the parts of the nose are trimmed and sutured accordingly to get the desired shape.

A external splint is placed over the nose which may require removal after three to four weeks. There may be associated swelling in the face which will gradually subsides. Patient is usually sent home after a day or two with medicines for pain, swelling and some nasal sprays.