Patients who are interested in undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure, more commonly known as a “nose job”, should consider having genioplasty, more commonly known as a chin augmentation, at the same time, if this is appropriate. Patients should take into consideration how a rhinoplasty will alter their facial harmony, especially in relation to their chin. Dr. Paul M. Parker of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery explains that patients with a “weak chin” will benefit from chin augmentation to “build out” their chin. Having both procedures done simultaneously allows your features to be better proportioned and reduces the chance you’ll a second procedure later on.
A rhinoplasty procedure alters the size, shape, and contour of the nose. The addition of a chin implant can allow the nose and chin to bring the face into balance. A chin augmentation is performed either by adding a chin implant to improve the profile or by altering the bone in the chin to make it more prominent. The procedure is brief and can give phenomenal results for rhinoplasty patients.
Many patients may not know that the nose-chin-neck relationship greatly determines whether or not your features seem to match up correctly. Having both a rhinoplasty and chin augmentation completed simultaneously makes a great deal of sense. Grouping the procedures together allows the patient to save some money on a combined procedure, and the patient can avoid having to endure two separate procedures and two periods of recovery. The combination of procedures is especially ideal for patients who want to make a small chin more prominent. By performing the alterations at the same time, plastic surgeons are able to ensure the results of each complement one another.
To learn more about rhinoplasty and chin augmentation procedures or any other cosmetic surgery, visit our website at www.parkercenter.net. To make an appointment for a consultation, call our office at (201) 967-1212.