With combination plastic surgery procedures on the rise in the United States, the “profileplasty” procedure has become more and more popular. While many such buzz-words seem like a passing trend, the combined rhinoplasty and chin enhancement surgery has some traction. These surgeries work together to redefine a patient’s profile and achieve a completed look that is balanced, aesthetic, and well-contoured. As a prospective facial plastic surgery patient, could a profileplasty deliver the results you’ve been hoping to achieve?
Two Procedures Offer Twice the Results
Having two surgeries at once may be daunting, but you’ll get the best of both worlds while you’re snoozing: twice the results with only one recovery period. Not only will your surgeon have the advantage of designing your feature in tandem to complement one another, but you’ll save yourself time and money by combining procedures.
Profileplasty surgeries were designed to tackle imbalances of two of the focal points of the human face. The nose and the chin can each garner attention alone, but together, they define a person’s entire side profile. A crooked, humped, pointy, or round nose can cause emotional stress for a patient who has spent his or her whole life hoping for a better one. A weak chin can make a person seem weak to others, despite his or her great leadership skills, outgoing attitude, or cheerful demeanor. The way we look carries a lot of weight in modern society, so changing these key features can cause a positive ripple effect for the right patients.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure: Fine-Tuning the Nasal Structure
Nasal surgery, known as rhinoplasty, can reshape and resize the nose to achieve a specific look. It can be used to change the entire nasal structure or just a small part, based on the wants of the patient and the recommendations of the facial plastic surgeon. Some of the common fixes made by rhinoplasty procedures include removing a bump or hump, narrowing or widening the nostrils, reshaping the nasal tip and projection, altering the size of the nose, and more. A rhinoplasty surgery should be performed in order to improve upon the appearance of the nose while maintaining or enhancing its function as well.
The rhinoplasty procedure can be performed using two techniques, open and closed. A closed rhinoplasty begins with the placement of two or more incisions inside the nostrils where they are not visible. An open rhinoplasty may include these incisions as well as an external one on the underside of the nose, between the nostrils. While this scar is more visible, its placement does make it difficult to see. Your facial plastic surgeon will discuss the method best suited to your needs as well as the changes he or she will make to the bone, cartilage, and tissue of the nose to meet your expectations. In fact, he or she can help you to visualize your post-operative changes using the VECTRA 3D imaging system. This revolutionary technology takes real 3D pictures of you and shows your surgeon’s intended changes to give you a real first look at what your new nose will look like.
The Chin Augmentation: Projecting a New Image
A chin implant can make a dramatic impact on a patient’s overall appearance. Whether he or she was born with a weak chin or has seen it recede because of lost tissue and age, a chin augmentation patient can turn to facial implants to permanently change the size and projection of their chin. Balance of the facial profile is a key element of what society defines as “beautiful” today, but a stronger chin can also increase a patient’s confidence and self-esteem. In fact, how they are perceived by others will also improve, since many of us subconsciously look for a strong jaw and well-defined profile in those we choose as leaders.
Work with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to design the chin augmentation surgery that’s right for you. There are many sizes and shapes of biocompatible chin implants available today, all of which will provide a safe and effective way to change the structure of your face and balance your features permanently.
The Profileplasty Candidate
To be considered for a profileplasty surgery, you should be in good overall physical health and not smoke. These attributes will help to ensure that you will tolerate the surgeries and recovery process well. You should not have any existing medical conditions that prohibit the healing. In addition, you must have a reasonable understanding of the procedure and realistic expectations for your final results. The use of the VECTRA 3D system can help you and your facial plastic surgeon to settle on the end result that is best for your needs.
Profileplasty candidates should also experience dissatisfaction with their nose, chin, or general profile. Imbalances among these key features can create disharmony among all of the facial characteristics. Once your facial plastic surgeon has examined your face and heard your concerns, he or she will be able to recommend the procedure that will achieve your best results.
Plan a Profile Combination Surgery Today
Create the nose and chin that will change your profile for the better when you consult with a facial plastic surgeon who is knowledgeable and experienced with both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for more than 15 years and specializes in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. He uniquely combines his medical and surgical expertise to help patients feel better and look better. He holds dual board-certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.