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  • Only an overall analysis of the face can help appreciate the best balance between the different structures and harmony of the whole. Upper face (forehead), mid-face (nose), and lower face (lips and chin) must obey accurate ratios to render a harmonious composition.
  • Profile analysis based on photographs and facial x-rays contributes to define the surgical procedure best suited. A hump removing rhinoplasty may not suffice if a strongly recessed chin is not also corrected.
  • Similarly, a nose may seem a bit undersized whereas it is the chin that is too prominent.
  • Genioplasty (chin correction or mentoplasty) may be indicated to repair excessively protruding or retruding chins. The plastic surgeon evaluates the impact of cheekbones structure on the overall architecture of the face.