What Else Besides Rhinoplasty Will Make My Profile Look Better?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in rhinoplasty but think I may need more.  I’m trying to find a way to make my side profile look nice and pretty. I hate my nose as its quite large and has a small bump on it therefore I really want rhinoplasty. I also have a small slanted forehead and small chin so it looks like my face goes into a point at my nose. What would be best to change this? Please help, many thanks.

A: By your description, your three main side profile features have an imbalance. Your nose is too big and the forehead and chin is too small, creating the profile that you dislike. In trying to figure out what procedures you may need that creates the best change, it would be important to do some computer imaging. The procedures of rhinoplasty and chin and forehead augmentation must be looked at individually as well as in comboantion to see which creates the best change. It probably goes without saying that all three create the greatest profile improvement  but do you really need them all. I suspect that the rhinoplasty and chin augmentation alone may be sufficient and produce the best return on the effort but that remains to be proven by the imaging predictions. Please send me a side profile picture at your convenience to help you make that determination.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana