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Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Rhinoplasty can be performed when a person feels their nose is not in balance with the rest of their face. They may feel that it is disproportionate or that some aspects of their nose don’t fit the rest or when an injury has left it misshapen.

About the Procedure
Depending on the shape desired, incisions will be made either on the inside or outside of the nose or both. Small amounts of tissue may be removed or re-positioned. The surgeon may also re-position or remove small parts of bone or cartilage to achieve the agreed upon shape.

Rhinoplasty Before/After Image

Before (left) and after (right) rhinoplasty (nose surgery)


  • This procedure should not be performed until the mid-teen years, as the face should be fully developed.
  • The decision to have the procedure should be the patient’s, no one else’s.
  • Surgery to change the appearance of the nose may also offer the opportunity to correct other physical problem, such as breathing difficulties caused by the shape of airways.

Contact Us

OMC's plastic surgery department can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except on holidays), at:

tel: 507.529.6740 

fax: 507.529.6741

Mailing address:

Olmsted Medical Center
Attn: Plastic Surgery 
1650 Fourth Street SE 
Rochester, MN 55904

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