The previous two posts were about Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation. Sometimes combining procedures gives the best result. The Mommy Makeover, for example, combines breast enhancement with a tummy tuck. The two areas are anatomically independent, but by addressing two areas simultaneously, the recovery periods can be combined, and the results appreciated more quickly. When the two procedures are anatomically related, like when Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation are combined, simultaneous treatment allows for the creation of the optimal facial proportions and a pleasing cosmetic result.
The Balanced Nose and Chin
The woman above presented with complaints of a bump on her nose (a dorsal hump) and a weak nasal tip that curved downward. She also had a small chin (microgenia) with a chin prominence well behind the projection of her lips. A rhinoplasty and chin augmentation were performed to smooth the dorsal hump, define and elevate the nasal tip and bring the chin forward. By combining the procedures, not only could each complaint be addressed, but the mid face and lower face profiles could be made harmonious.
How the Nose and Chin are Related
A small chin makes the nose appear larger, and visa versa. Modifying one will have the opposite effect on the other. In other words, if you make the chin larger, the nose will appear relatively smaller. By combining the procedures, the aesthetic balance of the nose and chin can be addressed, while each individual area is enhanced.
How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon for Combination Procedures
Combination procedures are best performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is experienced with each component, and with the synergy that the combination provides. If you are looking to combine surgeries, you want a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with experience in a wide range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, and the ability to seamlessly combine them.
How to Check if Your Plastic Surgeon is Board Certified
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