Lake Norman Oral & Facial Surgery • Dr. Raymond J. Haigney II • 9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 • (704) 987-3132
9727 Northcross Center Ct. Huntersville, NC 28078 • (704) 987-3132
How Much Does a Chin Implant Cost?
If one part of the face is out of proportion from other parts, it can hinder how attractive and balanced the face is. Chins which are described as weak or recessed can impact how a patient feels about their facial features. Chin enhancement surgery, also called a chin implant or genioplasty, improves the contours of the chin, neck and jawline. When the procedure is performed by a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon, it can provide the patient with a permanent solution to improve a weak or recessed chin.
The results of a chin implant are quite predictable and the surgery has a high success rate. Another benefit is that the procedure does not require much down time to recover. For the procedure, a silicone chin implant is inserted through a small incision which is either made inside the mouth or below the chin.
Most chin implants are made from silicone, however, some are created from polyethylene or other materials. Chin implants come in a variety of different shapes. The three most common shapes ionclude:
- Anatomic Chin Implant
- Extended Anatomic Chin Implant
- Mild Square Jaw Implant
It is a big decision whether or not to get a chin implant and involves more than just the cost. Cosmetic surgery, including chin implants, impact a person beyond the surface level. Patients often report that in addition to having a more symmetrical face and improved appearance. Patients feel an increase in their self-confidence and how others perceive them.
Patients who are good candidates for a chin implant have small chins and do not have a significant over bite. Patients who have a significant over bite may be better suited with advancing the entire jaw forward which is a far more involved procedure. The best method for evaluating if you could potentially benefit from a chin augmentation is to take a profile photo of your face and evaluate how it looks. Your chin should project forward in an equal way to the lower lip for women and should project a little further forward in men.
For many patients, the cost of the procedure is a major factor deciding which plastic surgeon to work with and have perform the chin implant surgery. The cost of the procedure it determined by a variety of different factors. The surgeon’s training, experience and geographical location all contribute to the overall cost. The surgeon’s background can also determine the outcome of the procedure. Someone with limited knowledge and experience may make mistakes and be unable to achieve the desired results. A good way to evaluate a surgeon’s ability is to review the before and after photos from other patients. Some surgeons will share references and testimonials.
On average, the cost for a chin augmentation is $4,500. This cost includes fees for the surgeon, the facility where the surgery is performed, anesthesiology services and post-surgery follow-up visits. The cost for the procedure can vary based on the type of implant used and if the chin augmentation is performed along with other procedures. Some patients choose to receive a neck lift along with the chin augmentation for a more dramatic improvement. Because the procedure is not typically covered by insurance, many surgeon’s offer financing. Be sure to discuss your options during your consultation.
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