The nose is not your only feature that affects facial proportion. A beautifully balanced face depends on harmonious proportions all around. While altering the size and shape of the nose is certainly an effective technique for improving the facial aesthetic, many patients are found to be more satisfied when chin augmentation is also performed. Profileplasty combines rhinoplasty and chin augmentation with the goal of achieving a pleasing, well balanced profile.
Rhinoplasty is performed to correct flaws in the nose, including shape and size. A small, under-pronounced chin can make the nose look larger than it actually is. When adjustments are made to the nose, it can affect the connection between the two facial features, but not necessarily in the best way. The same applies if an independent chin augmentation is performed. Improving the appearance of the chin and nasal structure can help to achieve the best proportion possible.
Adding a chin implant to a nose surgery is not necessary for every patient, but for many it could mean the difference between an underwhelming change and satisfying results. Your rhinoplasty surgeon will be able to assess the anatomy of your face, along with other factors, and determine if only one or a combination of the two procedures is suitable for you.
Other Benefits of Profileplasty
Undergoing a combination rhinoplasty and chin augmentation surgery has additional benefits. Rather than having both procedures performed on separate dates, combining techniques will save time and money.
Combination procedures, like profileplasty, require less total recovery time than when a patient has multiple surgeries over a period of time. The downtime necessary for each procedure will overlap, requiring patients to only take about one week off from work rather than two or more. Furthermore, and an often considerable deciding factor for many patients looking into plastic surgery, profileplasty will cut down on the cost compared to having two separate procedures performed. One day of surgery equals only one fee for anesthetics and one fee for the surgical facility.
Is profileplasty right for me?
Good profileplasty candidates are generally men and women who would like to improve their profile and who have a small, narrow, or recessed chin that is not proportionate with the rest of the face. When engaging in a consultation, it is crucial that you disclose your personal goals for your appearance. You should also be comfortable in asking any and all questions you may have. This will help your physician to recommend the best approach that will address all of your concerns. A cosmetic surgery specialist, especially one who is a rhinoplasty expert, will be able to determine if a combination procedure is right for you.
Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist/head and neck specialist located in the Hudson Valley. Dr. Rubinstein has particular expertise in facial plastic surgery and nasal and sinus disorders. He has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for over 14 years and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Rubinstein is committed to using his medical and surgical expertise to help his patients look and feel their very best. For more information about profileplasty or to schedule a consultation, call Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York, at (845) 863-1772.