Rhinoplasty is utilized for millions of men and women who desire a more functional and desirable facial appearance. In Beverly Hills it is quite common for patients to seek pleasingly attractive nose as well as a stronger and pronounced chin. When two procedures such as rhinoplasty and chin augmentation are combined, simultaneous procedures allows the creation of the ideal facial proportions for overall enhanced cosmetic surgery results.
Rhinoplasty with chin augmentation is a unique combination cosmetic surgery that enhances two facial contours in one procedure. Rhinoplasty by in large is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures to eliminate excess tissue, improve breathing function, reduce dorsal humps and enhance proportions. With chin augmentation a patient may increase or reduce the size of the chin with silicone implants (augmentation), liposuction for a smaller chin or through volume enhancing dermal fillers. Patients preferably turn to chin implants since they permanently augment the chin for long-term results.
Balancing the Nose and Chin
In some patients we treat there are complaints of having a bumpy nose (dorsal hump) or weak nasal tip that curves downwards. They may even simultaneously possess a small chin (microgenia) that does not show chin prominence, meaning the chin lacks projection and requires to be brought forward past the lips.
Candidates of Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation
Combination procedures are designed specifically for patients who desire more than one treatment to resolve their imperfections. Modifying the nose or the chin will likely make one feature appear larger than the other. In other words, making a chin larger will make the nose appear relatively smaller. By combining the two procedures, aesthetic balance is restored as each individual area is enhanced to reflect the aesthetic goals of a patient. Patients who choose to undergo the combination procedure are considered candidates under the following characteristics:
- Patient must be at least 18 years old.
- Present proof of medical necessity if younger than 18.
- Must be in good physical health.
- Proclaim reasonable surgery expectations.
- Present lack of proportions in both the nose and chin.
In many cases it is preferred to enhance the nose and chin at the same time. In fact, according to a study published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, researchers found that surgically enhancing both features provides more satisfying results than altering only one. The shape of the nose, chin and neck achieve an aesthetically proportionate face.
The patient featured here desired a narrower and more defined nose in conjunction with a stronger and proportionate chin. After surgery, the nose is smaller, and she can breathe better because of our designed cartilage grafting techniques.
If you want to learn more about improving the shape and appearance of your nose and chin then schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty and provide your reasons for a more proportionate facial structure. In about 10% of patients, it is advised to undergo a chin augmentation at the same time as a rhinoplasty for better results that are more proportionate. You may contact us at our Beverly Hills office at (310) 772-2866.