This is the technical term for what is otherwise known as a “nosejob.” Rhinoplasty may be performed for cosmetic or aesthetic, reconstructive, or functional reasons. When done for functional reasons, the so called nose job may improve airflow. After trauma, the rhinoplasty surgeon may reposition displaced bones to improve airflow, and shape. When performed for cosmetic reasons, nose reshaping or re-contouring is used to change the appearance of the nose. This may be a subtle refinement, or a dramatic improvement. Any or all of the areas of the nose may be addressed, including the top (radix or root), the upper bony part (nasal bones), the softer middle (vault), and the tip. Even the nostrils may be reshaped. Parts of the nose may be augmented, reduced, or reshaped, asymmetry may be corrected.