Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation Enhancement: The Perfect Pair
There are some plastic surgery procedures that often work better when they are performed simultaneously. One example is the combination of rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery) and chin augmentation enhancement. Performing these procedures together in a single surgery offers cosmetic benefits, as well as the opportunity for the patient to address two concerns in just one procedure. There are a number of reasons why rhinoplasty and chin augmentation enhancement often work well together.
Rhinoplasty can be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons. The procedure may enhance the appearance of the nose by changing the size, shape or positioning. There are a number of different rhinoplasty techniques that can be used to customize the procedure to the unique needs of the patient. Open rhinoplasty refers to surgery using an incision across the cartilage skin underneath the nose that separates the nostrils, while closed rhinoplasty utilizes internal incision that are hidden within the nasal passages.
About Chin Augmentation Enhancement
Chin augmentation also offers different choices, including implants and osseous genioplasty. Implants are synthetic devices that are place in the chin, often through an incision in the mouth or beneath the chin. These implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate nearly any facial profile. Osseous genioplasty is a surgical procedure that adjusts the jawbone chin forward or back to enhance the profile of the lower face.
One Procedure, One Recovery Period
When two procedures are combined, the patient enjoys double the benefits in a single surgical procedure. This means just one time under anesthesia and one recovery period for both procedures. Combining procedures can reduce your overall surgical risks and give you excellent results without taking additional time from your busy schedule for a second extended recovery. Rhinoplasty and chin augmentation enhancement have been performed simultaneously over and over again, demonstrating the safety and efficacy of combining these procedures.
Achieving Facial Balance
The facial profile is held in proportion by key features like the chin, nose and forehead. When you address more than one of these features at the same time, the result may be better balance and proportion to the entire face. A seasoned plastic surgeon will be able to help you select a rhinoplasty procedure and chin implant enhancement technique that will complement one another perfectly, enhancing your aesthetic results and your facial balance.
Keeping it Subtle
Both nose and chin surgery can produce dramatic results with very little adjustment. Results should be subtle and natural, without giving away your surgery secret. Discreet adjustments are often easier to achieve when both features are altered at the same time. This allows us to make smaller “tweaks” in both areas, while producing a significant improvement to your facial profile overall.
Some patients may only need a single surgical procedure to achieve the results they want. Others may find they benefit more from a combination surgery that includes both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation enhancement. To find out which procedure (or procedures) are right for you, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at (713) 790-4500 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rappaport today.