Getting a Rhinoplasty? Why You May Also Want a Chin Implant
If you’ve never been happy with your nose, a rhinoplasty can change your life. However, in some cases, a new nose size and shape may not be the only thing you can do to look your best. You may want to consider how your chin looks in relation to your nose.
How Does Your Chin Affect Your Nose?
The goal of rhinoplasty is to create symmetry by altering your nose in a way that gives it the correct size and shape to complement your other facial features. The position and size of your chin has a dramatic effect on the appearance of your nose, especially when viewed from your side. Large noses and small chins often coexist, and the impact of the size and contour of the chin in relation to the nose and jaw may go unnoticed if the nose is a more prominent feature. Even if your nose is correctly proportioned, it will still look too large in the presence of a small chin. A chin implant can create balance between the two features.
The Chin Implant Procedure
Chin augmentation and rhinoplasty can usually be done at the same time. Under local or general anesthesia, the surgeon places a silicon implant or other synthetic or biological inserts into a pocket that is created under your chin. Implants can also be inserted through your mouth. Sutures are removed in about a week. To find out if a chin implant is right for you, contact us and schedule a facial plastic surgery consultation.