I'm sort of self conscious about my profile. I don't know what about it, but it just doesn't seem right to me. (photos)
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Rhinoplasty and chin implant candidate
Conscious about my profile Nose - Chin
Nasal cosmetic surgery and a chin implant are frequently performed together in the appropriate patient. The ideal aesthetic result should be individualized to achieve harmony with your other facial features and improve the areas that concern you.
Keep in mind that following advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you what to do based on two dimensional photos without examining you, physically feeling your tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history and discussing the pros and cons of the operative procedure would not be in your best interest. Natural appearing results need to be individualized and what is appropriate for one patient is not necessarily the best for someone else. I would suggest that you find a surgeon with extensive rhinoplasty experience certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and one who is ideally a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) or a facial plastic surgeon (otolaryngologist) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person. The extent and length of the procedure, cost, and the specific operative steps to achieve an ideal cosmetic result vary from patient to patient and would depend on the findings at your consultation examination.
Robert Singer, M.D., FACS
La Jolla, California
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Dr. Peter A Aldea
I would recommend an extended chin implant. You have a prominent midface compared to the lower 1/3 of your face. I doubt rhinoplasty would improve your profile. I do not see that much wrong with the nose. The chin implant is a 1 hour outpatient surgery with a fairly quick recovery. Look into it.
It all depends on what your goals are! Your nose has some fullness in the supratip region which could be refined, but I think the more significant change would come from chin augmentation. Whether a chin implant or a sliding genioplasty, both would be a great option for you to get better facial harmony. Good luck!
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