How a Chin Augmentation Can Complement Rhinoplasty

Chin augmentation - Azizzadeh - Beverly HillsRhinoplasty is a common procedure undertaken by patients who want to improve the overall balance and aesthetics of their face. The nose is an important facial feature and rhinoplasty alters the size or shape of the nose in order to achieve the correct proportion and harmony with the rest of the face. In order to create the most natural appearance the nose needs to not only have the correct proportions between the tip, nostrils and bridge but all be in balance with the forehead, cheeks, and chin.  For instance, an overly recessed chin can make the nose appear bigger than it really is.  As a result, some patients benefit from a chin augmentation that can further enhance the effects of rhinoplasty. At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, world-renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh often performs chin augmentation in conjunction with rhinoplasty in order to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results.

What is a Chin Augmentation?

For men and women alike, the chin can be an area of the face that causes extreme self-consciousness. The chin can appear to be too large and disrupt the balance of the face. On the opposite end, some people’s chins appear to be hidden and can barely be seen at all. In both cases, plastic surgery can be performed in order to correct any problems the patient has with their chin. For patients with a chin that is overtly prominent, a chin reduction can be done in order to restore balance to the face. During a chin reduction procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh can shave and shape the lower jawbone in order to create a more aesthetically pleasing chin.

When patients are unhappy with a chin that is very small or hidden, a chin augmentation can be performed in order to enhance the chin and improve the profile of the face. In order to do this, Dr. Azizzadeh may propose a chin implant that is either made from a synthetic material such as silicone or from a patient’s own native tissue. There are some benefits to synthetic implants as opposed to bone implants. Bone implants are more likely to be eventually resorbed by the body, while synthetic implants have shown to be biocompatible and effective. Dr. Azizzadeh will advise patients on the best way to achieve the profile they desire. Dr. Azizzadeh may also recommend having an oral maxillofacial surgeon involved in the patient’s care to further evaluate whether maxillary-mandibular advancement surgery is required.  Regardless, a thorough consultation with the patient is required to determine which method will yield the desired results.

Complement Rhinoplasty with Chin Augmentation

The nose and the chin are important to create an attractive balance and harmony to the face. In fact, the chin plays an important role in how large or small the nose appears. When looking at the profile of the face, the nose and the chin are the two most prominent features. If the chin is too small, it can make the nose appear larger; if the chin is too large, it can make the nose appear smaller. In order to achieve the most optimal results, some patients should consider undergoing a chin augmentation in addition to a rhinoplasty. Through both procedures, expert facial plastic surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh can ensure that the nose and chin balance each other in the most aesthetically pleasing way. A chin augmentation performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty can produce stunning results and create an even more balanced and youthful appearance.

Schedule a Chin Augmentation Consultation in Beverly Hills Today!

If you are undergoing a rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of your face, consider talking with Dr. Azizzadeh about how a chin augmentation can drastically improve the results! Schedule a chin augmentation consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh by calling the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery at 310.461.0303 today!