Rhinoplasty, which is the changing the shape of the nose, is a very common plastic surgery procedure. There are a lot of reasons a person may choose to have rhinoplasty surgery. Even though the most popular reason for getting rhinoplasty is for cosmetic reasons, many patients require it for reasons of a non-cosmetic nature. One very common non-cosmetic reason people require a non-cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure is a difficulty breathing caused by a deviated septum. A deviated septum is a common result of a broken nose and rhinoplasty is often used to correct this. Even if there isn’t something clinically wrong with your nose, you may make the decision rhinoplasty is for you. You might want to improve the size or shape of your nose and make it “fit your face” much better. Whether you are looking to achieve a better facial symmetry or you simply do not the size or shape of your nose, rhinoplasty can be extremely transformational. Recovery time will be required after a rhinoplasty surgery. Recovery times will vary quite a bit with this procedure as the actual work done is different from patient to patient. That being said, the recovery can be as little as a single week. As time passes patients notice the full effect of the changes to the contours of their nose. Rhinoplasty is quite often combined with a facelift to achieve the desired final appearance.