The nose is one of the most noticeable facial features, defining and accentuating the rest of the face. Surgery to cosmetically alter its shape is one of the most popular procedures available today. Common problems include a hump, a nose that is too long or wide, deformity, and obstructions of the nasal cavity are all problems that can be corrected with rhinoplasty. The best candidates for the surgery are people with realistic expectations and good health. It is important to remember that in rhinoplasty, perfection can never be the goal. Since the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, a slight alteration can greatly enhance one’s appearance. Patients older than their mid to late teens are normally preferred.