Chin Implant/rhinoplasty? - San Antonio, TX

Love this site. I'm interested in chin...

Love this site. I'm interested in chin augmentation and rhinoplasty. What do you think? Would I be a good candidate? Just concerned I might be making the wrong decision. All opinions are welcome. I have been thinking about this for years and I plan on proceeding around august. Thanks for your help..

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It's August so have there been in any new updates?
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You asked so I will give you my opinion. Yes, do the chin implant. I don't think you should do a rhino--I think the implant will balance out your face and leave it masculine. I had a chin implant placed last November and am very happy with it. Total game changer. Would be glad to share my physician if you are still undecided.
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Thank you very much for the comment. I'm very excited about the chin implant, the nose is more breathing issue that I couldn't resolve with septoplasty...doc thinks it will help
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oops I meant *let us know HOW it goes, not WHO Lol
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Hello anxious fellow! I am in the same position as you when it comes to chin implant. I wanted to also fix the tip of my nose because it does not seem even to me but that was (8,500) and I do not have that kind of money or credit card limits! So I am sticking to a chin implant which is way more reasonable and I think once I fix that I would be less distracted by my nose.I have hated my chin since 9th grade! I have finally seen a plastic surgeon in Portland, Oregon and I am scheduling it around July. They are going to be doing an intra oral incision so I don't have a visible scar and they only numb your face and provide some sort of drug so that you aren't "fully aware" but no general anesthesia or needles in my arm which is good because I hate being put to sleep (freaks me out) ! Although when I was 11 years old I had open back surgery for scoliosis and I had metal rods and screws placed throughout my back to straighten it and that was 9 hour back surgery! craziness! And still a 30 min/ 1 hr chin implant creeps me out Lol! anyways back to your question: I think your chin is perfectly fine and that you could fix the bump in your nose. I think that when you get your nose fixed you will have a better balance and not want to bother with your chin. Just like my situation if I fix my chin I will have a more balanced face and my nose wont bug me as much. I am going to be paying my deposit to have my date set in stone for July! :O Good luck with your decisions and let us know who it goes! :)
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Thank u for the response, I appreciate it. Good luck with your surgery, you are probably already aware of this, but orally inserted implants have higher infection rates so follow ur post op instructions closely.
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Yeah I am worried at the intra oral! My doctor recommended that one so I do not have scar but who knows how that would heal. (you never know!) I have a 3 months to really think about it
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Don't be nervous about the chin implant. If you do the intraoral, they will prescribe chlorhexadine mouth rinse which basically sterilizes your mouth. Do be aware they will have to burr the bone a little so you are making a commitment to some permanent change to your face even if you decide to later have the implant removed. The infection rate is about 2% and is directly related to how well you take care of it afterwards for the first month. One caveat: the chlorhexadine does cause some staining/yellowing of your teeth. Get your teeth cleaned about a month or so prior to the procedure as you will not be able to have them cleaned for about 4 months afterward. At that time the dentist can remove the stain if you picked up any. I would be more worried about a revision rhino. Choose your surgeon carefully as you have a limited number of rhinos that can ever be performed on one nose. Best of luck and do keep us posted on your journey.
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Thanks for all the info. I love this site!:) I think I'm leaning more towards the incision under my chin, it puts me more at ease. I found an amazing surgeon he is A double board certified facial plastic surgeon and I met him a few days ago. I'm excited for July
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By eliminating oral bacteria it greatly increases your risk of opportunistic infection like "candida" a fungal infection. Our normal flora prevents that.
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Sorry, Im a nurse.
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I dont think you should get a chin Implant. You could shave down the bump on your side profile, but thats all I would think youd need
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Thanks for the comment, im kinda set on that imaginary line where the chin should be and Im not overweight at all, but i have a double chin when i look slightly down
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You should do the imaging with your surgeon to see how reducing your nose makes other features on your face more prominent. I was amazed how my face looked bigger as my nose was reduced. Ultimately its your decision!
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Great idea...thanks, will do.
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Don't think you need either one done... You have good proportions and symmetry... Save yourself the frustration and money
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Thanks for the comments, I appreciate the input
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Just my opinion but if you have a beard often I think it would hide the chin results. I think your nose is fine.
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Thank you for the comment...ur right a beard does hide the chin, which is why I have one...would probably shave off, if I was more comfortable with my chin
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