Nose job

Slang for plastic surgery on the nose, known medically as a rhinoplasty. This is a facial cosmetic procedure, often performed to enhance the appearance of the nose. During rhinoplasty, the nasal cartilages and bones are modified, or tissue is added. The aim is to improve the visual appeal of the nose. Rhinoplasty is also frequently performed to repair nasal fractures. When rhinoplasty is used to repair nasal fractures, the goal is to restore pre-injury appearance of the nose. As noted, the term "nose job" is slang so it is not in most standard medical dictionaries although it is in very common use.

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nose job n RHINOPLASTY

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • nose job — (n.) rhinoplasty, 1963, from NOSE (Cf. nose) (n.) + JOB (Cf. job) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • nose job — nose jobs N COUNT A nose job is surgical operation that some people have to improve the shape of their nose. [INFORMAL] I ve never had plastic surgery, though people always think I ve had a nose job …   English dictionary

  • nose job — n informal a medical operation on someone s nose to improve its appearance →↑plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery ↑cosmetic surgery …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nose job — nose ,job noun count INFORMAL a medical operation to change the appearance of someone s nose so that they look more attractive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nose job — n. Slang a cosmetic alteration of a person s nose by plastic surgery …   English World dictionary

  • nose job — nose′ job n. Informal. cvb srg inf rhinoplasty • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • nose job — noun cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your nose • Syn: ↑rhinoplasty • Hypernyms: ↑face lift, ↑facelift, ↑lift, ↑face lifting, ↑cosmetic surgery, ↑rhytidectomy, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • nose job — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms nose job : singular nose job plural nose jobs informal a medical operation to change the appearance of someone s nose so that they look more attractive …   English dictionary

  • nose job — n. a plastic surgery operation to change the appearance of one’s nose. □ How much does a nose job cost? □ I don’t want a nose job. What I got is good enough …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • nose job — noun A plastic surgical procedure to alter the appearance of the nose, especially for cosmetic reasons; the resulting physical appearance of the nose. Luther Adlers nose job has made him practically pretty. Syn: rhinoplasty …   Wiktionary

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