Rhinoplasty comes from the latin term of changing the shape of the nose. The goal in cosmetic rhinoplasty is to change the external shape of the nose to create a more aesthetically pleasing nose. This is the the definition for the lingo or slang nose job. However, changing the inside shape of the nose, which can be termed functional rhinoplasty, is also a form of rhinoplasty. However, speaking as a facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty surgeon, rhinoplasty is typically the cosmetic surgery to change the shape of the nose.
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