Rhinoplasty (Greek- rhis (nose), plassein (to shape) ) refers to a group of Plastic Surgery procedures, related to nose. It includes Cosmetic Rhinoplasty, Septorhinoplasty, Reconstructive Rhinoplasty and Rhinoplasty for birth defects.
The nose consists of a bone and cartilage (osteo cartilaginous) framework, which is draped by skin on outside, and lined from inside, by mucosa. The upper part of this framework, consists of bone and the lower portion, of cartilage. Shape of the nose is mainly due to osteocartilaginous framework.