Rhinoplasty is the medical terminology for nose reshaping or what is commonly referred to as a nose job. Because the nose is the most prominent feature on the face, having a nose that is proportional to the facial features and one that is shapely defines the face. Whether a patient suffered an injury or is simply unsatisfied with the nose s/he was born with, rhinoplasty can make all the difference. During rhinoplasty surgery, the structure of patient’s nose is contoured by removing, adding to, and/or otherwise reshaping the underlying cartilage and bone. To reach the inside structure of the nose, small incisions are made which are not visible following the surgery. After the procedure, a splint is usually placed in the nose to add stability and provide protection to the newly contoured nose. Recovery requires about a week, and the patient should expect some swelling and bruising, so this is not the procedure to have the two weeks before your wedding or high school reunion. Dr. Anthony Nikko is a Houston cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist who is committed to his patients’ well-being and satisfaction. He is well respected in his field and has considerable experience performing rhinoplasty procedure.