Chin surgery before nose surgery?
8 months ago
If someone has a nose which is a bit too big and a chin which is a bit too small and they would like to have surgery to improve the situation, should they always have chin surgery first, and then see if they are still unhappy with their nose before having nose surgery aswell?
Doctor Answers (5)
You can do both of the surgeries at the same time and save yourself an extra surgery.
Ali Totonch M.D.
Why not have the chin surgery and the nasal surgery at the same time. Many patients have chin implants at the same time.
You can perform either one of the procedures first, it is a personal choice. Most patients perform the procedures together, so that they have only one surgery, and one recovery period.
There is no answer regarding the sequence of chin surgery and rhinoplasty or if they should be done together that applies to all people. How bad is the nose? How bad is the chin? What should be done to either or both? I look forward to seeing your pictures.
The best thing for you to do is to send photos. I can not evaluate and give you any information without seeing the situation. Many times, having a weak chin makes the nose appear larger. Once having the chin implant, the nose doesn't seem so large. It is possible you may not need a rhinoplasty at all. If you do, these can be done together
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