A recent study from the University of Verona showed that patients report increased satisfaction when rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) and chin augmentation (genioplasty) procedures are done at the same time.
Balanced results from rhinoplasty and chin augmentation were described in the report, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association online publication, Facial Plastic Surgery. The study followed 90 patients who had combined rhinoplasty and genioplasty procedures. The aesthetic outcome of the dual procedures was based on the relationship of the nose to the chin and neck, which contributes to a pleasing sense of proportion to the face. The report stated that reshaping only one feature, such as the nose, sometimes isn’t enough to bring the entire face into balance and improve the profile.
Further, the study also reported that the results from the combined surgery are fairly stable and offer long-term aesthetic enhancement with little change in either the nose or the chin over time.
If you choose to combine rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, facial specialist Dr. Patrick Byrne can balance and improve your overall facial appearance. Nose reshaping can achieve a number of different objectives: reducing the overall size of your nose; removing bumps; narrowing the nostrils; adjusting the tip; or straightening the nose, for instance. A stronger profile can result from the use of a chin implant or by repositioning the bone in the chin; it’s also possible to widen your chin or even to subtly lengthen your face. During your consultation with Dr. Byrne, you can discuss your desired results and the two of you can agree on a surgical approach that best harmonizes all your facial features.
Undergoing both procedures at the same time also has some practical benefits. Your recovery time will be less than if the two are done separately, as will your overall cost. Are you interested in a more proportionate face? Contact us for more information about the benefits of combining nose reshaping with chin augmentation.