Nose with (Rhinoplasty) (augmentation with cartilage only) ALL using cartilage, GA-(BWMC) Nose surgery is a procedure to help reshape the nose. In other words reduce or increase its size, remove a bump, change the shape or bridge, narrow or widen the nostrils or change the angle between your nose and the upper lip. When combined with surgery on the nasal septum, this can relieve breathing problems.