Should You Get a Chin Implant with Your Rhinoplasty?
What we perceive as a beautiful face is not dependent on any one singular feature. Rather, we recognize beauty when all of a person’s facial features balance each other and exist in harmony. For instance, Angelina Jolie is considered to have one of the most beautiful faces in the world — not because of her perfectly pillowy lips, but because all of her facial features are symmetrical and balanced.
According to world-renowned rhinoplasty surgeon Ashkan Ghavami, the balance and harmony between the nose and chin are extremely important to facial attractiveness. When these features are out of proportion with each other, it can influence the whole face. The misalignment can also create a bit of an optical illusion: for example, an oversized nose can make the chin look smaller, or a recessed chin can make a normal nose look bigger than it really is.
Pairing Procedures to Make a Greater Aesthetic Impact
If you are bothered by the appearance of your nose and chin, and you want better balance and harmony among your facial features, consider pairing rhinoplasty with chin augmentation. Improving the shape, size and angle of your chin and nose can enhance your appearance and help you feel more confident.
Chin augmentation is commonly performed by permanently affixing an implant to the chinbone. Some patients opt to refine the chin with injectable fillers, but the results are only temporary.
Other Benefits of Combining Procedures
You have the option of undergoing one procedure without the other, and assessing your results before proceeding with a second surgery. But if you have discussed your treatment goals with Dr. Ghavami, and you have decided a combination rhinoplasty-chin augmentation is appropriate, consider having the procedures performed at the same time.
Combining rhinoplasty with chin augmentation not only maximizes your results, it also makes the most of your time and budget. You can save on some of the costs associated with plastic surgery (e.g., paying one facility fee and one anesthesia fee instead of two of each fee). Also, you can recover from the procedures concurrently instead of planning out two separate recovery periods.
Who Can Benefit from a Combination Procedure?
You may see benefits from combining rhinoplasty and chin augmentation if you have an irregularly shaped nose and chin. For the best results, your facial growth should be complete (operating on a nose that is still growing can negatively affect the outcome). Also, you should be in good health and not have any medical conditions that could increase the risks of surgery.
To discuss your treatment goals with Dr. Ghavami, please request a consultation. You can reach our office via phone or email.