Many Seattle area plastic surgery patients come to me for rhinoplasty feeling that their nose is disproportionate with the rest of their face. But, while reshaping the nose can create better proportion in a patient’s face, it may not result in optimal balance, or it can even create imbalance a patient’s profile. Therefore, I sometimes recommend chin augmentation, or occasionally chin reduction, for my Seattle area rhinoplasty patients, because facial cosmetic surgery should always take into account creating better balance for the entire face.
Balancing the Face
Reducing the size of a patient’s nose may not be enough to fully balance that person’s facial features. This is often the case for people with “weak” chins. A more prominent chin can be created using surgical chin implants and/or dermal fillers. Occasionally it is necessary to reduce an overly prominent or “pointy” chin to bring that person’s face into balance, Whether increasing, decreasing, or, changing the shape of your chin through implants, a more harmonious chin can complement your new nose following rhinoplasty.
Other areas of the face may also benefit from augmentation during rhinoplasty. Sometimes adding volume to your cheeks can create a more elegant face shape. Dermal fillers can be used in the mid face area as well to create a more full and youthful appearance.
When you consult with your plastic surgeon about a rhinoplasty, be sure to ask how other facial enhancements can help you achieve better overall facial balance and harmony.