Nose Procedures

Rhinoplasty & Chin Implant

Rhinoplasty and chin implant surgery are often performed as a combined surgery to ensure optimum facial symmetry. The relationship between the chin and nose plays a crucial role in determining whether an individual has a proportionate face, which is why a chin implant procedure is often done in conjunction with rhinoplasty to change the planes of the face in a way that achieves overall balance.  

The dual surgery is performed by sculpting the shape of the nose and enhancing the chin’s projection with a custom-shaped implant simultaneously, ensuring that both features are augmented to fully complement each other.

Reasons to undergo this procedure

A standalone rhinoplasty can effectively alter the nose, and an implant can improve the appearance of a weak chin. However, doing one without the other can still result in unbalanced facial features because the projection of one of the structures can greatly affect the perception of the size of on the other one, and vice versa. In such cases, a dual surgery is recommended for a more harmonious facial profile.

Undergoing both procedures can help improve facial issues such as:

  1. Disproportionate facial structure
  2. Weak or receding chin
  3. Oversized or undersized nose
  4. Other cosmetic nasal concerns

What are the benefits?

The combination of a rhinoplasty and a chin implant is the best option when it comes to creating a more symmetrical facial appearance. A large nose can be fixed by rhinoplasty, but if the patient has a very weak chin, a chin augmentation is still needed for a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing look.

When undergoing complementary surgeries, it is essential to choose a surgeon with a deep understanding of facial aesthetics. Dr. Jacob Sedgh is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon with the surgical skills and experience to successfully create the following results:

  1. Ideal nasal structure
  2. Improved chin projection
  3. Better facial symmetry and harmony

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Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Sedgh will take the time to listen to your reasons for wanting to undergo the surgery and assess your facial proportions to determine the extent of the changes that need to be made. Taking these into consideration, the doctor will then recommend a surgical plan that fits your unique needs.

As part of the process, Dr. Sedgh will show you photographs of patients who have undergone the same procedure so you can have an idea of what to expect from the combined surgery.

Your initial consultation will consist of the following:

  1. Evaluation of your medical history
  2. Thorough physical examination
  3. Explanation of the procedure
  4. Discussion on the best surgical execution plan

If patients cannot travel to Dr. Sedgh’s office, they also have the option of scheduling virtual consultations via video conferencing. For the day of the procedure, his office provides optional travel assistance and concierge services to facilitate a hassle-free experience.

RHINOPLASTY & CHIN IMPLANT PROCEDURE

The rhinoplasty and chin implant procedure will be performed on the same day. In most cases, both surgeries will be performed under general anesthesia.

Dr. Sedgh places the highest importance on creating a natural yet symmetrical look that fulfills the patient’s cosmetic and functional needs. For this to be achieved, he will choose the best incision approach (either open or closed) and the most suitable rhinoplasty techniques that will enable him to perform precise adjustments and ensure the overall success of the surgery.

Open rhinoplasty involves precise incisions along the partition between the nostrils to gain optimum access to the underlying nasal structure. This allows the surgeon to augment the nose with more precision, as it allows greater visibility of the nasal framework. Closed rhinoplasty, on the other hand, involves incisions that are confined inside the nostrils. This ensures that there will be no visible scarring, but it is usually recommended for less complex surgery.

Once Dr. Sedgh has made the necessary incisions to the nose, he will then sculpt the bone and cartilage to achieve the desired result. In cases where the nose lacks height, he may use an implant or grafted cartilage to improve the projection of the nose.

When the adjustments have been made, Dr. Sedgh will carefully replace the skin (if using the open approach) over the nasal framework before closing the incisions with strategically placed sutures.

For the chin implant procedure, Dr. Sedgh will make a small incision underneath your chin or inside the mouth between the gum and lower lip. The implant, which is made out of synthetic, biocompatible materials, will then be inserted and positioned in front of the jawbone using sutures or screws.  

RECOVERY

The combination of a rhinoplasty and chin implant is by no means a simple surgery, but it can usually be performed as an outpatient procedure. Side effects may include congestion, swelling, mild bruising, and possibly some discomfort or pain, but Dr. Sedgh will prescribe specific aftercare instructions and medications that will help manage any adverse effects you may experience during the recovery process.  

It may take up to a year for the swelling to completely disappear, but it should slowly start to dissipate over the next few weeks. In normal circumstances, you should be able to return to work seven days after the surgery.

Dr. Sedgh will continuously observe and evaluate your post-op progress starting from the first day after the surgery up to a year later. This allows him to monitor your recovery and ensure that you are on the right track to achieving your final cosmetic goal.

Patient Reviews

I don’t think it is an overstatement to say that Dr. Sedgh was a godsend to me for his willingness to do surgery on my nose when several notable surgeons refused to take on the task of correcting the damage that three previous surgeries had done. Dr. Sedgh clearly has an artistic eye as well as a very professional ability at nose surgery. He has earned my trust and respect.

Randy, R.

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