Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. Rhinoplasty is commonly known as a nose job for plastic surgery procedure. Cosmic surgery changes the appearance of the nose. And reconstructive surgery resolves nasal injuries, birth defects and breathing problems. Rhinoplasty may remove a bump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth. The breathing problem is caused by the deviated nasal septum or a sinus condition. The nasal septum deviation is a physical disorder that separates the left and right airways of the nasal cavity, dividing the two nostrils. The nasal injuries caused by various traumas including blunt and penetrating trauma and by blast injury. A birth defect may be physical, intellectual or development, which causes to certain medications or chemicals, and infections during pregnancy.

Treatments of a broken nose are mentioned in the "Edwin Smith Papyrus medical text" of the oldest known surgical treatise on trauma or physical injury. Rhinoplasty techniques are described in the ancient Indian test ''Sushruta Samhita'', which is an ancient Sanskrit text on medicine and surgery. The plastic surgery techniques and procedures for the correction and reconstruction of the nose was published by the Roman encyclopaedist Audus Cornelius Celsus. In Great Britain, Joseph Carpue published the reconstruction of a battle-wounded nose, and the repair of an arsenic-damaged nose.

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