I pray that this forum is better than the other plastic surgery
ones I've been on. Most of which have been dead! So before I begin, this may be a bit long. If you don't want to read it all please let me know and I'll edit in a shorter version. I just didn't want to spam this place with several tiny posts when I could cover it all in one larger one
I'm a twenty year old male who's unhappy with his appearance in profile. Now I'm actually quite happy with my appearance overall, I just want to "tweak" it if you will. I believe the operations I'm looking at getting aren't major or prone to serious complications. What I'm looking to achieve in this post is some feedback on what my goals are and how I plan to achieve them. If you know of alternate methods I should look into, recommended surgeons (I'm from Europe mind you), resources to read, all of that would be immensely appreciated. I've learnt just from looking into this for the past few months that just when you think you have it all worked out, some new procedure appears that you've never heard of. Or some new considerations you hadn't thought about before.My profile:
Side on my nose is overall quite "straight" but it still does have a bit of a very slight downward curve to it. My nose is also on the larger side. My chin is not prominent and is in fact slightly receded. My jawline seems fine. My cheekbones could possibly do with an increase in their prominence. My lips / mouth look to stick out slightly.My current plan:
Nose: Make my nose slightly smaller, and truly straight. I've also considered making the tip of the nose a little bit thinner and more defined. This type of work would probably be considered a minor rhinoplasty
. No major changes are required, merely slight improvements.
Chin: I wish to bring my chin out more, but not to make it particularly prominent. I think for my face type I'm better off with a chin that only sticks out a little bit in order to reduce the appearance of my lips sticking out, and to make my jaw appear stronger. I'm leaning towards a chin implant done through the mouth as it has no scarring and is removable. If the same result can be achieved through dermal fillers then I would like to "test" that for a year or two before committing to an implant. If I'm not mistaken this would also allow me to see how big I would like my chin to be, as it is supposed to start getting smaller after 8-12 months, right?
Cheekbones: I believe that once my jawline, chin, and nose are taken care of my appearance in profile and front on could be improve with some minor work with dermal fillers in my cheeks. Just to give them a bit more prominence and my face a bit more definition. Again, not looking for anything major, and dermal fillers give me that "testing period" which is nice as it adds a bit of peace of mind that nothing is permanent (yet).
Lips / Mouth: This is the hardest one to determine. My chin is slightly receded so naturally my mouth is going to look like it's sticking out a bit. I just don't know whether or not I need mild orthognathic surgery. Maybe after the chin implant my lips and mouth would look fine? But then I've read the dental surgery would probably need to be done before the implant. Is this true? I also feel like having my mouth stick out very slightly adds a bit to my faces shape and character. I don't think I'd look like "me" if I completely got rid of it. Like I said, I'd just be looking to get some very minor work done on it to make it less apparent. I feel like also reducing my nose size slightly would make the protruding mouth thing more apparent.
Final question: Based on what I've mentioned, what do you think all of this would cost? A doctor
/ surgeon nearby to me who has studied in the USA, highly qualified, has been in magazines etc, would charge roughly the following:
Nose re-shaping: Light to Moderate = €4,500 - 5,000
Chin implant: Light to Moderate = €4,500 - 5,000 + Implant cost of €300 - 500
Dermal fillers: No idea, haven't found anyone yet.
Orthognathic surgery: No idea, don't know who to look for.
The surgeon also mentions the following: "Price-Match: If you find a better deal for a certain cosmetic surgery
procedure elsewhere, feel free to let us have this offer in order for us to review it. Our policy requires that you provide us with a written quote issued after a personal consultation by a board-cetified cosmetic surgeon
with comparable qualification, stating the method as well as the type of materials (e.g. implants) used. Price-matching does not apply for anesthesia and in patient service fees."
I would post a link to his website or say who he is, but I don't know if that is allowed. If it is I will do so.