I don't like my profile. Especially when I smile. What are my options? (Photo)
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Rhinoplasty to Reduce the Dorsal Hump
I don't like my profile. Especially when I smile. What are my options?
Keep in mind that following advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly 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). If you live outside of the United States, the surgeon should ideally be a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, M.D., FACS
La Jolla, California
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You should strongly consider a chin implant since your chin very short, creating an imbalance to your face.
Limited Rhinoplasty to Improve Profile
Excellent rhinoplasty candidate
If you like, please follow the link below. The article on Nasal Analysis contains useful diagrams that may help guide your decision making process. Hope this helps. Best wishes. Dr. Shah.
Improving face profile with rhinoplasty surgery
Yes, you would benefit from reducing the dorsal hump, but I would also suggest improving the angle of your nose tip and adding a chin implant to improve your overall face dimensions. Look into it.
Gary Horndeski M.D.
I don't like my profile. What are my options?
From the photos, your chin is very weak creating an imbalance that makes the nose appear larger, the lower face short and the mid face appear top heavy. Chin augmentation, using a chin implant, will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face. I have found placing a silastic chin implant through a small, curved, incisions under the chin to be very safe, quick, highly effective and far less invasive than a sliding genioplasty that requires bone cuts with placement of screws and metal plates.
In addition creating a more heart-shaped face with cheek augmentation (using a dermal filler or cheek implants for a permanent enhancement) would feminize the entire face. Lip augmentation with a dermal filler will plump up the upper lip thereby softening the lower face.
Hope this helps.
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