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How common is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the second most frequently performed surgical operation in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, exceeded only by blepharoplasty. Practitioners who identified themselves as facial plastic surgeons performed more than 177,000 rhinoplasties in 2002, an increase of 46% over 1997.

Reference:
Kim DW, Toriumi DM: What’s new in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. J Am Coll Surg 197:97-114, 2003.

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