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New Study Reveals Nose and Chin Surgeries Go Hand in Hand


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by Dr. Steven Wallach

While it’s not uncommon for two plastic surgery procedures in New York to be performed together, a few others are still skeptical about hitting two birds with one stone in plastic surgery. For some people, this could actually mean that the risks of surgery are doubled at the same time. However,  a recent study by Italian researchers revealed  the efficacy of combining rhinoplasty and genioplasty at the same time.  If you are curious about getting plastic surgery procedures in Manhattan such as a nose/chin combo, a visit to Dr. Steven Wallach should be in order.

 “Improved Facial Profile with Stable Results”

The study covered 90 patients who simultaneously had both cosmetic procedures between 2002 and 2004. The researchers followed up on the patients for the next 3 years. Lead researcher Dr. Dario Bertossi, associate professor at the University of Verona Department of Surgery said, “”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.” Furthermore, the researchers pointed out that a “nose-chin-neck relationship strongly determines an aesthetically-proportionate face.” This will help explain why individuals with a successful nose job could still end up with a face with not-so-pleasing proportions. The results of the study were as follows:

“Over three years of follow-up, the researchers found that almost half (45.6 percent) of those who had their chin reduced had no subsequent changes in the new chin. For those who had chin extensions, 52 percent had a “stable” profile three years later, meaning no more than a millimeter of change, the researchers noted.”

Dr. Wallach utilizes an individualized plan when performing rhinoplasty to clients. He understands that each client is unique — there are some patients that have a “flat and wide” nose that may need narrowing of the nose or even raising of the profile of the nose. Some patient’s surgery is more involved than others, and if there are breathing issues this adds to the surgical time. For more information about Dr. Wallach and his success with New York City rhinoplasty and chin augmentation, contact our Manhattan office at (212) 861-6400 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028. You can also fill out this contact form to request additional details. We look forward to hearing from you!

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