Rhinoplasty is the operation to reduce or refine the nose, and it is one of the most frequent facial surgery requests. The reason may be simply that the person is self-conscious of a large hump or a prominent tip or it may just be that this is the subject of irritating jokes. Some individuals may have sustained injuries to their nose, which have given rise to unsightly deformities or deviations with or without associated breathing difficulties. In either event, prominent nasal humps and tips are frequently associated with more masculine features and therefore if these are present on the nose of the female, may give rise to an overall harsher feminine facial appearance. For men, it can mean that the nose disturbingly dominates the face. In the vast majority of cases, men and women alike wish to have a normal, average nose that will blend into their face rather than dominate their features.