Chin surgery can change the shape of the chin to reduce a prominent chin or to extend the chin from the face. The contour of the chin can be reshaped to be smoother, or more angular in appearance. This is done by placing a chin implant through the mouth or through a small scar under the chin. Similarly, cheeks can also be enhanced with implants place through the mouth to help accentuate your cheekbones. Arrange a consultation with your Plastic Surgeon to see if facial implants are right for you.
What is chin surgery?
Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone.
Many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery to a patient having rhinoplasty in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.
Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.
Chin surgery cost
The average cost of chin surgery is $2,085, according to 2014 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Chin surgery costs can vary widely. The average fee referenced above does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.
Your cost will be based on your individual plan and procedure.
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A surgeon’s fee will be based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used, and the geographic office location.
Most health insurance does not cover chin surgery or its complications, but many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.
Chin surgery cost may include:
- Anesthesia fees
- Hospital or surgical facility costs
- Medical tests
- Post-surgery garments
- Prescriptions for medication
- Surgeon’s fee
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for chin surgery, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
Choose a surgeon you can trust
Chin surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) surgeon you can trust.
- ASPS member surgeons meet rigorous standards:
- Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery® (ABPS) or in Canada by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada®
- Complete at least six years of surgical training following medical school with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training
- Pass comprehensive oral and written exams
- Graduate from an accredited medical school
- Complete continuing medical education, including patient safety, each year
- Perform surgery in accredited, state-licensed, or Medicare-certified surgical facilities
Do not be confused by other official sounding boards and certifications.
The ABPS is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which has approved medical specialty boards since 1934. There is no ABMS recognized certifying board with “cosmetic surgery” in its name.
By choosing a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you can be assured that you are choosing a qualified, highly trained plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the ABPS or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
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