Are my nostril sides (ala) unusually "droopy?" What would you suggest to correct my weak chin? (photo)
8 months ago
I've always felt my nose is not very feminine. Is it just me, or are the sides of my nose (I think the term is "ala") a bit bigger or droopier than the average? Front-on, this is not so visible but I feel my profile really makes is clearer to see. And what are your suggestions for my lack of chin? Is a chin implant the way to go? Thank you in advance!
Doctor Answers (4)
The chin implant will make a very nice improvement in overall facial balance. I do not see anything particularly troubling about your nose from the one view presented.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Inserting a chin implant will give an improvement the projection of the chin for better facial balance. Chin implants are manufactured in a variety of sizes and shapes, are composed of Silastic, and are inserted through a sub mental approach under local anesthesia.
You are an excellent candidate for a chin implant. Consult with a board certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your nasal surgery, as well as a chin implant.
Many thanks for the question.You are right, you do have rather small chin that can be improved by a chin implant.Alae of your nose can be improved by Alarplasty.
Wish you all the best.
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