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Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that is frequently performed by some plastic surgeons. The procedure can change both the appearance and function of the nose. Deformity of the nose may be something you are born with, or related to an injury. Commonly the surgery is done to reduce the height of the nose on profile, to produce a straighter looking nose, or to reduce the bulky appearance of the nasal tip. It can also be done to change the angle between the nose and the upper lip or narrow the width of the nostrils. Surgery can also be directed at correcting breathing problems secondary to a deviated nasal septum. If there is a history of trauma, the surgery might be covered by OHIP. This insurance plan will only cover straightening of the nose and correction of breathing, leaving other cosmetic concerns to be paid for by the patient. ...(more info available with login)