A recent study documented on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASPS) website notes that the recent trend of combining procedures has many benefits. It also confirms that combining rhinoplasty and chin augmentation surgery is a great method to balance the facial profile.
Dr. Bustillo is a skilled surgeon who is well known for rhinoplasty. Approximately 25% of his patients travel from overseas to take advantage of his skill in providing natural, conservative rhinoplasty results. Dr. Bustillo’s rhinoplasty will enhance the natural beauty to your face and profile; however, there is a growing trend to combine surgeries in order to take advantage of the benefits of having more than one procedure performed at a time to achieve optimal results with less downtime.
The Benefits of Combination Surgery
There are some obvious benefits of having several cosmetic procedures performed at the same time, such as combing recovery times, and only having to undergo anesthesia once. This is especially beneficial for patients who may be traveling a considerable distance to get the best possible cosmetic surgeon.
These reasons alone are often enough for patients to combine procedures, but recent studies from both the U.S. and Italy seem to also confirm that specific combinations can hold the key to a more natural end result, as well as a longer-lasting enhancement.
Also known as the profileplasty, the idea of combining nose and chin surgery is to help balance the projections of the two points that project on the typical face. Smaller chins can make noses look larger than they should, and larger noses can overshadow an otherwise strong chin.
Combining Rhinoplasty and Chin Surgery
The study notes that there are several reasons to combine nose and chin surgery. For example, surgeons report that a more natural look is achievable by retaining the balance of the facial features. Specifically, chin surgery (mentoplasty) combined with a rhinoplasty seems to provide an opportunity for the surgeon to retain natural balance even when the patient requests a less conservative end result.
It’s all linked to our perception of what represents a good-looking face, and surgeons such as Dr. Bustillo work hard to make sure that the proportions between features are respected, and combination surgery is just one tool at their disposal.
Combination surgery isn’t for everyone, however, and Dr. Bustillo and his team will evaluate each patient on their own merits and decide if achieving the most natural result requires attention to more than one facial feature. Advanced computer imaging will be used to establish a common understanding of the likely end result and make sure that everyone – surgeon and patient together – have the same expectations.
Managing patient expectations is an important part of the surgical process, as expectations play a part in both the aesthetic and psychological sides of cosmetic surgery. To see how Dr. Bustillo can help balance your face so that you always show your best side, his Florida based practice can be contacted at 305.663.3380, as well as through the web site.