What do I need to have done to be photogenic? (photos)

I'm 19 and I'll do anything to my face to be more photogenic. I have never liked my nose and have been thinking about getting rhinoplasty. Lately I've noticed I don't have much of a jawline and when I smile my eyes get wrinkles. What all should I get done and how much would it be?

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As a plastic surgeon, I am recommending that you see either a plastic surgeon with maxillofacial experience or an oral maxillofacial surgeon. It looks like your whole jaw and chin are undersized and would need agumentation or genioplasty and implants for the mandibular angle, etc.,
I don't think your nose is bad. Do the chin/jaw, and then, look at the nose.

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Rhinoplasty with chin implant

Given your photos, it appears that improving your jawline with a chin implant and refining your nasal tip and width of your nose with a rhinoplasty would significantly improve your appearance, especially in photos.

Sandy Sule, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
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DEAR ANNALATHERINEF13, To provide a better balance to your facial  aesthetics I would suggest rhinoplasty surgery to refine your nasal tip and width of the bridge and nasal base as well as chin augmentation with sub-mental liposuction. Often times in patients with a weak chin you will also see a full lower cheek area with flatness to the malar region above. This can also be addressed with buccal fat pad removal. This would be determined at a consultation appointment. During consultation digital imaging can be performed which will show you the proposed results of the surgery, once this is done then you can review the surgeons before and after photographs to ensure that he/she provides natural looking rhinoplasty results. See the video above of a  patient who has undergone these procedures as well as a link below where you can go onto different areas of the website to see examples of rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, chin liposuction and buccal fat pad removal. This will give you a good idea of how rewarding these procedures can be especially in patients in similar age groups. Geaux Tigers and Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
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