Q: I am interested in rhinoplasty and jawline enhancement. My nose is too big and my jaw is weak in my opinion. I am hoping to achieve a more masculine and symmetrical appearence to my face. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as to how to best go about achieving my goals. I have considered possibly just opting for rhinoplasty and not having any jawline augmentation at all. I have pulled my hair back in the photos to give you a better idea of the overall shape of my face. P.S sorry if the photos are not crystal clear, but this is the best camera I have. Thank you for your time.
A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I have done some imaging using a combination of rhinoplasty and chin augmentation. When you have a larger nose, even when the chin is not overly weak, a chin augmentation provides better facial balance by counteracting the appearance of the nose. This is particularly true in a man where a stronger chin can be better facially tolerated. No rhinoplasty can truly make a large nose small but it can reshape it so that its size is better balanced. The chin augmentation really enhances the facial effect of the rhinoplasty and is really the only jaw enhancement procedure that you need in my opinion. For the best effect, both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation should be done at the same time.
Dr. Barry Eppley