A chin augmentation is the procedure most often performed along with a rhinoplasty. The chin and the nose work in concert together, as if the two were on a teeter-totter balancing across the lips. A weak chin can make a normal sized nose appear large. If that chin is augmented to a normal form, the nose can be brought back into proportion with the face.
Adding a chin implant to a rhinoplasty adds little additional time in the operating room and a negligible amount to the recovery. By the time the swelling on the cheeks is gone and the splint is removed, the chin swelling will already have gone down.
It is always voluntary to add a chin implant to a rhinoplasty when the chin is weak. But when Dr. Teitelbaum can balance the nose against a properly proportioned chin, the result can be profoundly more beautiful.
Dr. Teitelbaum was a member of the national plastic surgery task force that developed the Covid-19 protocols for plastic surgery offices. He is therefore well-versed in all of the recommendations and his office meets or exceeds all of them. By now you are familiar with all the obvious measures such as reminding patients and staff not to come to the office if they have any symptoms, taking temperatures, maintaining social distancing, having everyone wear masks, placing hand sanitizers everywhere, reducing the number of patients in the office at one time, testing all surgical patients, etc. One unique feature is that Dr. Teitelbaum’s operating room has "laminar flow" – a very advanced system that directs the flow of air from a large diffuser on the ceiling to exhausts near the floor, ensuring that the fresh air flows in one direction. This not only reduces the chance of COVID infections for the patients and staff, but it also reduces the risk of surgical infections.
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