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.

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