From Clueless to Vanderpump Rules, pop culture has long been fluent in the nose job and its post-op bandages. Rhinoplasty techniques have become so advanced that guessing who has had one is nearly impossible. But the normalisation of nose jobs and their increasingly natural-looking results have been a long time in the making.

Nose reconstruction surgery dates as far back as the sixth century BCE, when Indian physician Sushruta outlined the forehead flap method for rebuilding noses.