Will my Chin Look Better After Rhynoplasty?

I have a droopy nose and a bump, my chin is not super small but its also not huge. If i put my hand under it its about 3 fingers long. After my rhynoplasty will my chin look a little bit larger because of the pointy nose? Or will it look smaller? I dont want it to look smaller.

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Chin and Nose Proportions after Rhinoplasty

Harmony between parts of the face is very important when thinking about any surgical changes to the face. In most cases, rhinoplasty makes the nose somewhat smaller and more symmetric.  This can have the effect of making the chin seem a bit bigger, but it is relative to the reduction in the size of the nose. For patients with a very large nose and a much smaller chin, I will often add a chin implant to dramatically improve the facial proportions. Best of luck going forward!

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Nose and Chin Proportionality

The nose and chin are seen in proportion to one another.  A larger chin de-emphasizes a nose, whereas, a smaller chin makes the nose seem more projecting.  Three finger breadths is a satisfactory amount of chin, so my guess is that the rhinoplasty will make your chin look more proportional than it was prior to surgery.  At ChangesPlasticSurgery.com we offer Vectra 3-D imaging so that you can see directly how a rhinoplasty will impact the appearance of your chin (and vice versa).

Gilbert Lee, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Better Chin after Rhinoplasty?

Your chin will look better if the nose and chin are proportional after the surgery.  I need to see pictures to give you a more specific answer.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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          If your nose is deprojected, then the chin will look larger or at least less small.  You may want to combine rhinoplasty with a chin implant to give your face the proper balance.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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photographs would be ideal to answer your questions. Have your perspective surgeon image you so that you can see the changes a rhinoplasty would give you chin.

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