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Term: rhinoplasty
Literally meaning: “nose forming” or “nose molding”
Origin: Anc Greek
ρις/ris (=nose) >ρέω/reo(=flow)
+πλάσσω/plasso(=shape)
Coined/History 

Rhinoplasty was first performed by the ayurvedic physician Sushruda (ca 800BC) in ancient India in order to reconstruct noses that had been amputated as punishments and stigmatisation for crimes commited.  
Definition
Rhinoplasty is a facial surgical procedure in order to repair  nasal fractures or to improve nose appearance

2 comments:

  1. Rhinoplasty describes an array of operative techniques that can be used to alter the aesthetic and functional properties of the nose.

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  2. In very simple terms, rhinoplasty or Nose Surgery is the surgery by which the shape of the nose can be changed. The surgery could be conducted for cosmetic or medical purposes, such as better breathing. The procedure can be used to improve the bone, the cartilage, the skin or the nose, or even all three of them.

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