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What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the challenging surgical operation used to change the functional performance and aesthetic appearance of the nose through revision of bone, cartilage, and soft tissue. When functional improvement of the nose is desired, rhinoplasty is often performed in concert with septoplasty.


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