Getting Revision Rhino Next Month, Wondering if It's Worth Getting a Small Chin Implant? (photo)

I am getting revision rhinoplasty to fix a bad job caused my septum to totally collapse. Also the original work made it way to feminine. I know it's not easy to just imagine, but the nose is just going to be more of a right triangle as a opposed to the slide it is now. When I look at my profile i notice that harmony between my chin and nose is minimal, and I fear that after surgery the chin will look even smaller. Would it make sense to get a chin implant?

Doctor Answers (13)

Profile suggests it may help to have a chin implant

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Your photos are not of the quality I would like to see, but if the nasal profile is going to be strengthened, then a relatively weak chin will be futher weakened in relation to the nose. Talk to your surgeon and consider computer imaging.


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The pictures do suggest that a chin implant will improve the harmony of your profile view. Review your options with your surgeon.

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Chin augmentation with an implant is commonly performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty for appropriate patients. Typically, the implant is made of silicone and placed via a small incision under the chin. A weak or small chin will make a nose appear larger, while a strong or large chin may make the nose appear smaller. Both appropriate men and women can benefit from a chin implant, but men usually require a larger implant.

Based on the photographs provided, you might be a candidate for chin augmentation. However, it's difficult to determine without a comprehensive evaluation. Many plastic surgeons utilize computer simulation to help give you an idea how a chin implant may change your appearance. Speak with your rhinoplasty surgeon who would be able to place an implant at the same time as the revision rhinoplasty. Best of luck.

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 I have performed Chin Augmentation with Chin Implants for over 20 years and your chin does appear weak.  Aesthetically, the chin should reach an imaginary vertical line drawn down from your lower lip, as a man.  Be sure the plastic and cosmetic surgeon, you choose, understands and follows the proper aesthetics of facial beauty for Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation.

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I believe the photos that you have presented are not of good enough medical quality to make and to give you the best opinion.

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I would agree with the other posts, that its difficult to say with the type of picture you include.  But if you do build up your dorsum of your nose, it will have the effect of making your chin look weaker or smaller.  So if your original consult with your rhino doc mentioned a chin aug for this reason, then I would expect you to be good candidate as well.  Plus with men, specific implant shapes help to give a slightly more square chin pad in front, which adds masculine definition to your jawline. Overall, I would suggest an implant, and use imaging software with a patient like you to confirm its value and determine it's size.

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It's difficult to judge your candidacy for Chin Implant Surgery based on the photos you posted.

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Your beard, and the limited quality of your photos makes it difficult to advise you. Your chin is not terribly weak, or it would be obvious. So it may be best for you to consult with your surgeon for definitive advice. In my practice, computer-imaging is helpful for visualizing your result after Chin Implant Surgery.

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Although the pictures you enclosed are not of medical quality, it does appear that a chin implant might give you a nice profile. Check with your surgeon for a better answer after he examines you.

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