Literally meaning: “nose forming” or “nose molding”
Origin: Anc Greek
ρις/ris (=nose) >ρέω/reo(=flow)
Rhinoplasty was first performed by the ayurvedic physician Sushruda (ca 800BC) in ancient
in order to reconstruct noses that had been amputated as punishments and
stigmatisation for crimes commited. India
Rhinoplasty is a facial surgical procedure in order to repair nasal fractures or to improve nose appearance.