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Chin and Nose Surgery Best For Perfect Profile


Chin and nose surgery are deemed best to achieve the best profile…

Italian researchers have conducted a new study that suggests nose surgery together with chin reshaping is the most effective way to achieve the perfect profile.

Many people consider undergoing cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate facial features, however most opt for a single procedure such as rhinoplasty (chin surgery), or a facelift.

The new study, conducted by Dr. Dario Bertossi, an associate professor in the department of surgery at the University of Verona and his colleagues, shows that rhinoplasty combine with genioplasty may be the best option when it comes to satisfying and long lasting results.

This is because an aesthetically pleasing face is fundamentally determined by the proportions of the chin and nose, and it’s also the reason why some people who undergo a rhinoplasty may not get the results they expect. Bertossi said:

“We can for sure improve facial profile with stable results with rhinoplasty alone, but the association with genioplasty is fundamental and necessary to achieve the best aesthetic result,”

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Rhinoplasty and Genioplasty Best for Perfect Profile

Bertossi’s team analyzed 90 people who underwent simultaneous nose and chins reshaping between January 2002 and January 2004. After three years, the researchers found that 45.6 percent of those who had chin reductions showed no changes in their new chin, and that 52 percent of those who had chin extensions, also showed a “stable” profile – no more than a millimeter of change, the researchers noted.

Overall, the study showed that this combination surgery resulted in minimal change, or instability, in the shape of the patient’s chin, and was often the better solution for people with small chins (microgenia).

Other experts agree. Dr. Jeffrey Salomon, an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn, not involved with the study, said that doing both procedures at one time made sense since it not only reduces costs but also recovery time.

Salomon did note that these surgeries do carry risks. Nose surgery is often more problematic than chin surgery, “It is decidedly harder to get good rhinoplasty results compared with genioplasty,” Salomon explained. Also, all nose jobs under go some subtle changes over the first 12 to 24 months.

Chin reshaping is a little trickier, however most surgeons can get great results when simple performing chin implants. Chin reshaping is more invasive and more costly compared with chin implants, and the recovery is longer, which raises the risk of complication.

Nevertheless, with modern medicine techniques complications are rare. And as the study shows, most people who undergo chin and nose surgery are happy with the results, for years down the line.
The study was published online March 14 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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  1. Steven Reinberg: Study Examines Combo Chin, Nose Plastic Surgery. WebMD, 03/15/2013.

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