Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures nowadays. Unfortunately, it cannot solve all facial imbalance problems. A smaller, or “weak,” chin can often make the nose appear larger than it really is – an issue a rhinoplasty alone cannot compensate for.
That’s why many people opt to have chin augmentation at the same time as their rhinoplasty. This results in a more balanced face and stronger profile. There are two types of chin augmentations to choose from.
A surgical chin augmentation generally involves a soft, strong, yet flexible implant that can enhance the appearance of the chin and jawline. Some patients prefer a different procedure, the sliding genioplasty, which simply advances the person’s own chin through the use of plates and screws.
Non-surgical chin augmentation involves the use of injectable fillers. Though this procedure isn’t as permanent of a solution as a surgical augmentation, its results can last for months to years.
A chin augmentation isn’t recommended for everyone undergoing a rhinoplasty, but it can help some. These two procedures combined can affect the size of your lips, the distance between your eyes and the appearance of your cheekbones. A chin implant can also enhance your smile by making your jawline more pronounced.
Dr. Tenley Lawton can help you determine which procedure(s) is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!