Goals of rhinoplasty

The functional goal of rhinoplasty or nasal surgery is to convert someone who is required to breathe through the mouth to one who can breathe exclusively through the nose by correcting a substantial structural deformity via release and repositioning.  Adding cartilage or bone here or there does not achieve this goal.

The aesthetic goal of rhinoplasty is to make a noticeable distraction on the face (Severely deviated, overly long or protruding nose for example) into a structure that blends harmoniously with the eyes, cheeks and jaw, and thus no longer into a distraction.  Aiming for little separate changes here or there with different maneuvers is dated and a setup for failure.

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