How can a small chin make your nose look larger?
A small chin can give the illusion of a larger nose by effecting relative proportions and facial balance. In a person with good facial proportions the chin is positioned 1-2mm behind the lower lip. There are variations in facial harmony and balance based on genetics, gender and ethnicity.
The position of a recessed chin is characterised by a chin position (>5mm) behind a vertical profile line drawn through the lips. By augmenting the chin at the same time as rhinoplasty this can improve the final result. With chin augmentation the chin is moved forward and the relative distance from the lips to the chin is reduced. Dr De Silva uses reference points on the face to evaluate proportions, and the artistry of chin augmentation also includes taking into account gender, ethnicity and chin shape into account with chin shaping.
Particular importance is shaping the implant to soften the appearance of the chin and ensure a natural jaw line (shown with hatching in the figure below). Dr De Silva is known for natural looking work and customization of techniques that are in harmony with a person’s facial characteristics.
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