Her long nose required elevating the tip, taking down a hump, and shortening
the nose. But she had another operation, too. She had a chin
augmentation, to make her weak chin appear stronger.
In a chin augmentation, an implant is placed in front of the jaw bone to
bring the chin forward. Bringing the chin forward at the same time as
making the nose smaller puts the face in better balance. The profile gets
an improvement that the rhinoplasty alone couldn't achieve.
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I'm Looking into the Possibility of Plastic Surgery. Any Advice Based on my Picture?
I'm looking for any recommendations. I've always been self-concious about my looks, specifically about my nose and lower jaw/chin. I'm looking for outside opinions as what would help me look more attractive/symmetrical and rough estimates. I'm currently located in Central PA. Thanks in advance!
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Bring the nose closer to the face, take down the hump, strengthen the chin, and ...
Hi, I'll tell you what most of my patients would request with a nose and chin like yours. See my "Web reference" link for a morph of your profile. I brought the tip of your nose back closer to your face, and brought your chin out farther forward. Those movements tend to put the profile into what most people feel is better balance. You might feel so, too. Then, I took down the hump along the bridge of your nose. I also raised the tip just a tiny amount.
Bringing the nose tip closer to the face, what we call "de-projecting" the nose, involves complicated work on the tip cartilages. You must be sure you see before and after photos of your surgeon's other patients, showing that he was able to achieve for them what you want for yourself. That's the best way to do research when deciding on a surgeon.
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