Would I be a good candidate for rhinoplasty and chin implant? Are my expectations realistic?
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Wow, you're great with the image editor! You're hired!
See the "Web reference" link, below. I made a modification/animation of your frontal view, to show the changes that are possible in expert hands, reducing the width of the tip.
You look to be a very good candidate for a rhinoplasty and a chin augmentation. You should understand that these changes require advanced techniques that most plastic surgeons cannot handle with skill. You must see a surgeon's before and after photos before hiring him. The photos are your only indication of the surgeon's skill.
Feasible and realistic
Being an option, chin implants and fillers have serious disadvantages, specially in the mid and long term, patients are rarely happy with them after 5-6 years, all are out by then or later.
Consider the chin advancement by means of sliding genioplasty, the advantages are:
-lifetime procedure, no more revision or renewal procedures
-more natural than implants
-no visibility of implant edges during gestures
-improves the double chin effect at the sub-mental muscles (floor of mouth) hammock caused by lack of tension there; also improves the shape and tension of perioral muscles; implants do no offer this feature
-horse-shoe enhancement, covering the chin and also the jaw sides of it
-no future displacements or neuritis of mental nerves
-practically zero infections and 100% healing of bones
-no need for complex plates and screws that may need future removal; just steel wires synthesis may suffice, they stay buried into bone callus
The cons are:
-expensive, but cheap if you consider the lifetime pros
-technically demanding, few surgeons are experienced or comfortable (though I personally perform 100% of the chin augmentations by this osseous method, always after offering the patients both options)
-scary for the patient (though not so much if you explain well the stuff around it)
You'll find in this website dozens of negative experiences with chin implants in the short and mid term, do read my profile's Q&A and you'll find them too. I am doing sliding genioplaties for 15 years with the highest success and no one patient regreted, totall the opposite, I did many chin implant removals and one staged sliding genioplasties to replace them.
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I think you are right on track. The changes you made to the profile for the nose and chin are realistic. I do believe, you would be able to obtain the refinement your are looking for with surgery.
Remember surgery is not exactly the same as working with photos and even a very good surgeon might not be able to control things as precisely as photoshop can. But with the photos you have altered you can communicate with your surgeon to explain what you are looking for and have the doctor tell you what she or he thinks you can achieve.
My recommendation is you go for it! Meet with a rhinoplasty surgeon in your area and discuss the procedure and recovery.
Your chin is certainly receded. Your photo manipulations are realistic.
So I would certainly recommend a chin implant and, a rhinoplasty, if the tip is as broad as it appears.
Would I be a good candidate for rhinoplasty and chin implant?
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