Hi, I have a large nose and an overbite, I think overall my side profile is not very appealing. Although I have an overbite, I still have quite a defined chin, as you can see from my side profile picture where I'm smiling. I have also included a front facing picture because I think my overbite has given me a round chin. I was just wondering what I should do about my side profile, any advice would be appreciated so much, thanks!
Do You Suggest Orthognathic Surgery or Rhinoplasty To Enhane My Profile? Or Both? (photo)
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Rhinoplast and/or Orthognathic Surgery
Undoubtedly you would benefit from both a rhinoplasty and correction of your overbite. Chin definition can also be improved.
Do You Suggest Orthognathic Surgery or Rhinoplasty To Enhane My Profile? Or Both?
Aesthetically speaking, your profile would be balanced with a Rhinoplasty to reduce the nasal hump as well as Chin Augmentation using a Chin Implant.
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Rhinoplasty and/or rhinoplasty
If is difficult to diagnose your skeletal anatomy without a radiograph. From your photos you may require surgery in both the maxilla and mandible. This would correct your bite and improve your profile. This should be done prior to a rhinoplasty since the nasal form will change with the orthognathic surgery. Donald R. Nunn MD DDS Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
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It's all relative
othognathic surgery can have a dramatic effect but it does involve significant cost and recovery period. chin implants can also have a dramatic effect with less recovery time and a simpler procedure.
rhinoplasty alone can frequently set the proportions of the face to a very pleasing condition.
your chin projection is only slightly recessed. if you want to keep things simple consider starting with rhinoplasty, then considering other options for your chin at a later time
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