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Chin Implant Cost


How Much Does a Chin Implant Cost?

 
 average costTypical: $3,000-$6,000 
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Also called chin augmentation, chin implants typically are used to create a stronger chin, widen the chin or lengthen the face.

Typical costs:

  • A chin implant typically costs $3,000 to $6,000. For example, Looking Glass Plastic Surgery in San Francisco, California, charges between $3,000 and $4,500. The La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre[1] in California charges between $4,600 and $5,000, depending on the patient. And Youthful Images[2] in Connecticut, charges $4,000 to $6,000.
  • A chin implant is considered a cosmetic procedure, so it typically is not covered by health insurance.
Related articles: Facelift, Neck Lift, Full Mouth Reconstruction, Chin Liposuction, Liposuction, Injectables

What should be included:
  • During an initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss patient goals, examine the face, and review surgical techniques, risks and cost.
  • First, the patient usually is put under either general or 'twilight' anesthesia. Then the surgeon makes an incision just over the bone in the lower jaw, or inside the mouth. The surgeon places a synthetic implant and, in some cases, affixes it to the tissue or bone before closing the incision. The outpatient procedure usually takes less than 45 minutes. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery[3] offers an overview of chin implants.
Additional costs:
  • The doctor might prescribe antibiotics and pain medication after surgery.
  • You might have to wear a chin support garment, which could cost about $25.
  • Recovery typically requires three to five days off work.
Discounts:
  • Many plastic surgeons offer discounts for multiple procedures. Some patients choose to have neck liposuction performed at the same time.
Shopping for a chin implant:
  • Tip: Make sure the doctor is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has privileges at an accredited hospital, even if the surgery is not taking place there. Both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons[4] and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery[5] offer referral services. It is also a good idea to ask to see before-and-after photographs of previous patients.
  • Risks include infection that could require implant removal, permanent change in sensation in the chin, and shifting of the implant.
  • Patient satisfaction with results can vary. Patients at RealSelf.com[6] discuss their cost and results.
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Always consult your physician or pharmacist regarding medications or medical procedures.
 
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External Resources:
  1.  www.ljcsc.com/ballpark-plastic-surgery-costs
  2.  www.youthfulimages.com/pricing_menu.htm
  3.  www.surgery.org/consumers/procedures/head/chin-augmentation
  4.  www1.plasticsurgery.org/find_a_surgeon/
  5.  www.surgery.org/consumers/find-a-plastic-surgeon
  6.  www.realself.com/Chin-implant/reviews
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