Chin augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure able to improve the appearance of the chin with the use of an implant. When it comes to improving the aesthetic appearance of the face, the chin implant can be a very powerful tool. Chin augmentation can affect the contour of the face and also bring balance to the face by making the chin more proportionate to the rest of the facial features.
This procedure is often combined with rhinoplasty as an appropriately sized chin can balance out the strength of the nose. Chin augmentation may also be combined with other facial surgery to rejuvenate the face. Good candidates for chin augmentation include men and women who are in good health and are looking to improve the appearance of the chin.
Dr. Vitenas performs chin augmentation at the Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and its affiliated outpatient facility, the Day Surgery Center. The surgery takes about one hour to complete and is performed with general anesthesia.
A small incision may be made inside of the lower lip or in the crease beneath the chin. Once the incision is made, the implant is inserted and placed against the bone of the mandible. Dr. Vitenas uses pre-formed silicone rubber implants which come in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on the correction required.
Patients can expect some swelling and bruising after chin augmentation. Talking, smiling, and other facial movement may be difficult at first, and dietary restrictions may be necessary. Medication can help to manage any discomfort that patients experience. The stitches are removed after five days. Work can usually be resumed within three to five days, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.
Q – What is chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure able to improve the appearance of the chin and bring better balance to the whole of the face. The procedure uses an implant to make the chin more proportionate to the rest of the facial features.
Q – What is the implant made of for chin augmentation?
Dr. Vitenas uses pre-formed silicone rubber implants. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on the correction that is needed.
Q – Who is a candidate for chin augmentation?
Men and women who are in good health and looking to improve the appearance of the chin may be good candidates for chin augmentation.
Q – What should I expect during a consultation for chin augmentation?
During the consultation for chin augmentation, Dr. Vitenas will go over your complete medical history, take the time to understand your goals, and answer all of your questions. You will see pre-op and post-op photos of previous chin augmentation patients, and computer imaging will be used to help you visualize your own personal results. Dr. Vitenas will discuss reasonable and expected outcomes, and explain the details of the procedure including the technique, the recovery, the risks, the costs, and financing options.
Q – How much does a chin augmentation / Genioplasty cost?
Chin augmentation ranges in price as the scope of correction and surgical technique is taken into account. On average the price of the procedure is $4,000.00 to $6,500.00. For a more precise idea of the cost of this procedure feel free to upload your photos to our contact us.
Q – What is the price for chin augmentation using implants?
Chin Augmentation ranges in price depending on the level of correction that is desired. On average the price of Cheek Implants ranges from $4,500.00 to $6,500.00. Depending on the level of correction needed chiin augmentation can also be performed using fillers, such as Radiesse and Juvederm, which can be less costly than surgery for certain cases. For a more precise idea of the cost of this procedure feel free to upload your photos to our contact us form with your contact information and a brief description of what it is that you are looking to achieve through surgery so that the doctor can review your case and give you an estimate based on your physical anatomy.