Everything was coming together for Mr. S. He had a business degree and a good job, lots of friends and a bright future. His struggle was internal – a nagging dialogue that stressed him out. On the one hand he knew that his education, experience and performance would keep him on the fast track to greater and greater success. On the other, he worried that there were other factors at play, things he could not control. He’d look in the mirror and think, “Do I look like an executive?” His heart said, “Yes!” His body language said, “Not so sure.”
Mr. S realized that his outward appearance was betraying his inner confidence. He didn’t want to be overlooked for new assignments and larger projects. He had to do something about it. Better yet, he could do something about it right now!
His initial consultation with Dr. Gallo affirmed his suspicions – his weak jaw line and recessed chin could be giving people the impression that he wasn’t a go-getter and maybe was a bit shy, even if he did a good job. Dr. Gallo assured Mr. S that the combination procedure, chin augmentation and rhinoplasty, would restore optimal symmetry to his face, giving his whole face balance, better able to project his inner confidence. “It’s funny about nose surgery and chin refinements,” said Dr. Gallo. “After having these procedures, people are more likely to notice your eyes or ask if you’ve been on vacation.”
That’s precisely what happened when Mr. S returned to work after about 10 days off. “Everyone was asking how my trip was,” he said. “All they knew is that I took a little time off. I have been smiling a lot more since I got back. They probably think I’m just relaxed after a few days away. They don’t know the half of it!”
“There are a lot of little differences, along with the larger ones,” said Dr. Gallo. “Of course, we know that his nose was reshaped, but when you look at Mr. S now, you see a masculine brow and a structured nose that leads to a more prominent chin. They are all related to one another in a pleasing way that then seems to lift his eyes, mouth and forehead.”
“It’s still me – my face, my family resemblance, just better,” said Mr. S. “Thanks, Dr. Gallo.”