I’ve heard that chin implant surgery and rhinoplasty are often combined. How does getting a chin implant help with the appearance of the nose?

Occasionally, I see patients in consultation who wish to achieve a smaller nose.  In other words, the patient believes the nose is too long for the face.  During the consultation, I examine not only the nose specifically, but also how the nose fits the face and whether facial structures are in harmony with each other.  Sometimes, I find that the chin might be small or weak, thus giving the impression of a long nose.  When I identify this disharmony between the chin and nose, I demonstrate the impact a chin implant may have on the appearance of nasal length (aka projection); we use digital imaging software to simulate the benefit of a chin implant in these cases.