Cosmetic surgery of the nose, technically known as rhinoplasty and informally known as a “nose job,” can shorten, tilt up, straighten or build up the most prominent feature of the human face. For those individuals of any age who find the size and/or shape of their nose to be an almost constant source of embarrassment, rhinoplasty can restore self-esteem and pride in one’s appearance and a new outlook on life. A patient’s goals and expectations are especially important when considering cosmetic surgery of the nose. The ideal nose is a natural-looking nose that is in proportion with other facial features. The part should fit the whole to achieve a harmonious balance.