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Cosmetic surgery on nose. Close-up profile of the face of a patient following rhinoplasty - an oper- ation to alter the appearance of the nose. Behind him is a similar photograph of his face before the operation. Rhinoplasty involves reshaping bone and cartilage in the nose to alter its structure. Incisions are made inside the nose through a nostril to avoid leaving visible scars. After sur- gery the nose is splinted in position for about 10 days, but the final result may not be visible for months.
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