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

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.

Peoria Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin implant with rhinoplasty

When the chin is retrusive it is a good idea to have a small chin implant placed through the submental area.  We do not recommend using the intraoral approach for chin implants.  For patients with a retrusive chin, a chin implant will make the nose a less prominent feature of the face.  Please refer to the link below for a before and after photo set that demonstrates this. 

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 143 reviews

Chin Implant with Rhinoplasty

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

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Chin Implant with Rhinoplasty Surgery

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.

Dr. Chaboki


Houtan Chaboki, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 85 reviews

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

 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.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Getting chin implant during revision rhinoplasty

Building up the bridge of your nose to make it more masculine would tend to make the chin look less projected. From the limited views of your profile I could see that adding a chin implant may help with this appearance.

In office digital morphing of the proposed changes would let you more easily decide whether going ahead with a chin implant at the same time as revision rhinoplasty is a good idea.

Thomas A. Lamperti, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Chin Implant?

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

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Chin implant with rhinoplasty

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.

Kevin Robertson, MD
Madison Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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

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.

Good luck with your procedure.

Dr. Joseph

Eric M. Joseph, MD
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 418 reviews

Chin Augment

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.

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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