Chin augmentation is most commonly performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty or facelift surgery, although in some cases can be a stand alone procedure. Chin augmentation is typically recommended for several specific reasons. Usually, the procedure is recommended in situations where a rhinoplasty (nasal reshaping surgery) is requested to reduce the size of a large nose, but where the nose is actually out of proportion with part of the face. More specifically, the nose in these situations looks large, relative to a small or receded chin or jaw.
Deviated nose repair with rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty and nasal valve repair using ALAR minimally invasive stent
Rhinoplasty with dorsal hump reduction
severely deviated septum with deviation of the nasal tip
Severe septal deviation with twisted nose requiring reconstruction with rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty in male patient requiring nasal resizing and better breathing in natural fashion
Reductive rhinoplasty with tip repositioning
Nasal fracture repair and rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty with tip correction
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Modern Chin Implants
Unlike chin implants of the past which mostly augmented only the central chin, modern chin implants augment the chin in a gentle blended fashion, tapering smoothly along the jawline. Currently, I prefer the Conform Implant from Implantech, (www.implantech.com). The implant is sized for a specific patient. It is placed during surgery into a 2 centimeter incision behind the chin, and placed into a carefully fashioned pocket just inside the covering of the jawbone. It tapers off naturally in both directions, blending smoothly with the jawline.