Why Does Rhinoplasty Go Hand-In-Hand With Chin Augmentation?
Rhinoplasty and chin augmentation are among the most-popular facial plastic surgery procedures. In some instances, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation go hand-in-hand, and they can be performed at the same time to help an individual achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
A rhinoplasty allows a patient to reshape his or her nose; or, a nose job is performed to improve the nasal function or correct nasal trauma. The benefits of a rhinoplasty procedure include:
- Enhanced Facial Symmetry: Ensures the nose appears symmetrical relative to other facial features.
- Correction of Nasal Issues: Improves nose size relative or corrects malformations of the nose.
- Improved Breathing: May be performed in conjunction with sinus surgery to alleviate breathing problems and chronic sinusitis.
Comparatively, chin augmentation involves placing a small implant in the front of the chin bone to increase the jawline’s length and enhance the jawline. Chin augmentation may be used to address one or more of the following issues:
- Double chin
- Fleshy neck
- Prominent nose
- Weak chin
- Recessed chin
- Pointed or squared chin
Patients sometimes undergo rhinoplasty and chin augmentation at the same time to balance the facial profile. When performed together, rhinoplasty and chin augmentation help a patient balance the size and shape of the nose and chin. The procedures also enable a patient to ensure the nose and chin appear proportional to the cheeks, eyebrows and other facial features. That way, a patient can undergo both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation surgeries to rejuvenate his or her facial appearance.
Additionally, patients who receive rhinoplasty and chin augmentation surgeries at the same time often require only a single round of anesthesia. Since both procedures are performed simultaneously, one round of anesthesia may be used. In this instance, patients generally can avoid taking extra time off from work or other activities to accommodate a second recovery cycle, too.
Let’s not forget about the cost savings associated with undergoing multiple facial plastic surgeries at the same time, either. Combining rhinoplasty and chin augmentation into a single procedure means a patient may only be charged for a single round of anesthesia and one-time fees associated with a surgical facility. Thus, it may prove to be more cost-effective for a patient to undergo rhinoplasty and chin augmentation simultaneously than it would be to receive two separate procedures.
Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation?
For people who are considering rhinoplasty surgery, chin augmentation or both procedures, it is essential to meet with Dr. Babak Azizzadeh. As a globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, he understands the relationship between the nose, chin and other facial features. As such, Dr. Azizzadeh closely reviews a patient’s facial features to find the best way to improve facial harmony. If he believes an individual will benefit from rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, he then crafts a personalized treatment plan for him or her. On the other hand, if Dr. Azizzadeh believes performing both procedures at the same time won’t deliver the desired results, he offers alternative treatment options.
Dr. Azizzadeh helps patients weigh the pros and cons of rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. He teaches his patients about all aspects of rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, including:
- Preparation: Dr. Azizzadeh explains how a patient should prepare for rhinoplasty and chin augmentation procedures, as well as what this individual should expect on the day of surgery.
- How Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation Are Performed: Dr. Azizzadeh explains all surgical steps, along with potential risks associated with surgery.
- Recovery: Dr. Azizzadeh discusses the recovery cycle, and he provides instructions to help his patients avoid post-surgery complications.
In certain instances, patients may benefit from non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty or chin augmentation or in lieu of these treatments. Popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures include:
- Botox: Reduces facial wrinkles caused by overactive muscles.
- Facial Fillers: Smooth out fine lines and creases in the face.
- Kybella™: Dissolves fat under the chin.
There is no ideal age for rhinoplasty, chin augmentation or other facial plastic surgeries as well. Conversely, Dr. Azizzadeh tailors each treatment to his patient. If a patient can benefit from a rhinoplasty, chin augmentation or another facial plastic surgery, he will recommend the procedure, regardless of his patient’s age.
The Bottom Line on Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation
Rhinoplasty and chin augmentation are complex procedures. Before undergoing either of these procedures, it is essential for an individual to analyze all of his or her facial rejuvenation treatment options. For example, if a patient knows what to expect from chin augmentation surgery, this individual can determine if the procedure aligns with his or her treatment goals. Furthermore, a patient who works with a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Azizzadeh could benefit from a rhinoplasty, chin augmentation or any other cosmetic surgery for years to come.
Dr. Azizzadeh takes a holistic approach to rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. He helps patients evaluate their treatment options and provides personalized cosmetic surgery recommendations. Plus, he does everything possible to ensure his patients can achieve the best treatment results. If rhinoplasty and chin augmentation can be performed together to help a patient achieve a harmonious facial appearance, Dr. Azizzadeh will conduct both procedures at the same time.
People who are evaluating rhinoplasty and chin augmentation can meet with Dr. Azizzadeh to review their treatment options. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please call us today at 310-657-2203.