Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed today. Patients seek the surgery to alter the appearance of the nose. This may be achieved by shortening or lengthening the nose, narrowing the nostrils, lifting or defining the nose's tip or changing the shape or contour of the nose. During the procedure, the surgeon may modify either the cartilage of bone of the nose to achieve the desired look.
Thousands of people seek rhinoplasties every year in hospitals around the world. Many of these people take advantage of the benefits of medical tourism to have the procedure inexpensively. In fully-accredited hospitals around the globe, many of which are staffed by Western-trained physicians, patients can have a rhinoplasty without breaking the bank or compromising on the quality of care.