Can a nose job combined with chin augmentation produce the best result for the patient?
Italian researchers at the University of Verona have conducted research in to rhinoplasty and genioplasty (nose job and chin augmentation respectively) and whether or not it is beneficial to perform both at the same time, rather than just one or conversely both operations but at separate intervals.
They attribute this to achieving more aesthetic proportions but also claim that doing both at the same time ensures longer lasting results, with chin augmentations remaining more stable after a three year period.
They followed 90 patients who elected to have the surgeries at the same time, between January 2002 and January 2004. Charting the next three years they noted that of those who had chin reductions 45.6% showed no change in the results. 52% of patients who had a chin extension displayed no change after the trial period.
In addition to the long-term results faring better there are other factors that may make dual surgery a better option. These include reduced costs and also reduced recovery time – if the patient were to undertake both procedures but separately they would incur almost twice the recovery time. Choosing to have work done on both areas may also produce a better result aesthetically. Lead researcher Dr Dario Bertossi comments:
“We can for sure improve facial profile with stable results with rhinoplasty alone, but the association with genioplasty is fundamental and necessary to achieve the best aesthetic result.”