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Who tends to undergo rhinoplasty? Why?

An estimated one third more women undergo rhinoplasty than men, although men require the procedure to repair a nasal fracture more often than women. The principal reasons given for rhinoplasty include repair of congenital or posttraumatic defects, the need for improvement in nasal respiration, and the desire for an improved external appearance.


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