Dr. Dean Kane Q & A
Q. I got a chin implant back in 2011 and as time has gone by I’m really not happy with the results. I plan on getting rhinoplasty in the future, but even with that I think my chin is still too small. Help!
A. Large and unshapely noses can compromise self-confidence at any age. The procedure can alter the size and shape of the nose, assisting men, women and older teenagers in improving their self-image. Both older teens and adults gain tremendous relief from the long-standing embarrassment from feeling their noses are too big, bumpy, wide or long!
Many breathing problems and nasal deformities from birth or particularly following trauma can be improved with rhinoplasty and septoplasty.
A Septorhinoplasty is often encouraged when the septum is deviated and the individual has breathing problems as well.
Both the cosmetic aspect and the ability to breathe better are achieved at the same time.
There are different levels of surgical nose reshaping depending on your needs and desires.
Changes can be made to the tip, the bump, width, length and size of the nose.
Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping is available for smaller changes or to refine prior surgical procedures. Consider:
Botox to lift or drop and widen the tip. Botox to widen the upper lip and reduce a “gummy” smile. Fillers such Radiesse, Restylane or Juvederm will sculpt or fill the areas of the tip or back of the nose.
Your concerns regarding the chin implant are well appreciated! Your options include:
- completing your rhinoplasty to see if your prior chin surgery improves your profile
- change to a different type of implant with better shape for you at the time of rhinoplasty or as I suggest later.
- remove the implant and allow to heal and soften; consider a surgical chin advancement or Radiesse filler.
I hope this helps! Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT Surgeon with Nose and Chin expertise. All the best!