Q: Dr. Eppley,I am seeking a facial profile enhancement. I am not happy with the way my profile looks. I would like your recommendation. I have a deviated septum so a rhinoplasty at the same time might be possible? I also have an overbite and I was wondering what you would recommend for receding chin… orthodontics or cosmetic surgery.
A: It is very common to do a septoplasty and rhinoplasty at the same time, known as a septorhinoplasty. You do have a short chin and treating its deficiency combined with neck liposuction would provide the best result. With an existing overbite the question is how significant it is and whether you are prepared for the commitment of a combined orthodontic-jaw advancement surgery treatment program. (orthognathic surgery) If not then a chin implant or sliding genioplasty would be the cosmetic treatment options. A rhinoplasty, chin augmentation and neck liposuction could all be done at the same time for a significant facial profile change. (facial profile enhancement)
A combination of nose, chin and neck changes can make for the most powerful and significant change in one’s facial profile that is possible. It usually takes at least two changes in one’;s face to create the optimal facial profile enhancement.
Dr. Barry Eppley