Study recommends combined nose and chin surgery
18 March 2013Research from Italy has suggested that people who undergo simultaneous nose and chin surgery enjoy the best results, which also continue in the longer term. The researchers, from the department of surgery at the University of Verona, say that the proportional relationship between someone's nose and chin is a major factor in this. The study reports: "Success of the combination of rhinoplasty and genioplasty appears to continue long-term with minimal change, or instability, in the shape of the patient's chin." Dr Dario Bertossi, an associate professor in the department of surgery at the University of Verona, who led the research, said: "The nose-chin-neck relationship strongly determines an "aesthetically proportionate" "This is why someone having a successful 'nose job' can still end up with a face that lacks pleasing proportions." So the researchers recommend simultaneous surgery on both areas, a view which is endorsed by Dr Jeffrey Salomon, an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. He says it reduces the cost to the patient, and means they only have to undergo one recuperation period.