The chin is an important part of the facial structure. A shapely chin can offer the face excellent cosmetic value.
But some people may have a chin that is recessive or under-developed by birth. In some cases, the chin may be unshapely due to a traumatic injury. Chin augmentation cosmetic surgery can successfully address this condition.
During the pre-operative consultation for chin implant surgery, the surgeon will explain various aspects of the procedure to the patient, including its approximate costs. Board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide chin augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
What Factors can Impact the Cost?
Chin implant plastic surgery costs will typically differ between two practices due to various reasons. In certain cases, the costs may vary even for two patients at the same practice.
The location of the practice is a vital factor in determining chin implant surgery costs. The average cost of living may differ between states, which can affect the cost of most goods and services, including cosmetic procedures such as chin implant surgery.
Plastic Surgeon’s Fee
A key component in the total cost of chin implants is the surgeon’s fee. These charges can differ depending on the surgeon’s skills, expertise, and reputation in the area of facial surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) explains that patients should choose the best plastic surgeon for their needs. The surgeon’s fee should only be a secondary factor in making this decision.
Surgical Venue and Anesthesia Costs
The surgeon may perform the chin augmentation procedure under general anesthesia. The fee of the anesthesiologist will differ depending on their credentials and experience. Besides, the costs of the surgical venue will also differ based on the type of technology, the experience of the staff and individualized services at a specific facility.
Types of Chin Implants
Chin implants are available in various styles that provide vertical, horizontal, and square width that extends back along the jawline. The appearance of the chin implants differs depending on the material used to create the products.
Implants such as those produced by GORE-TEX or silicone are pre-shaped like the tapering chin guard of a sports helmet. The plastic surgeon may sculpt the implant further to adjust its shape for a customized fit. The implant costs differ depending on factors such as size, quality, or the number of implants used.
In certain cases, the patient may require additional procedures for the face such as rhinoplasty in addition to chin implants for more harmonious and balanced outcomes. The costs of the procedure could increase depending on the complexity or extent of the surgery.
Insurance and Financing
Chin augmentation is commonly performed as a cosmetic procedure. Therefore, the patient may not receive insurance coverage for this surgery. But the patient can avail of various financing alternatives available such as loans through medical care finance firms.
Committed cosmetic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and other towns and cities in this part of the country for chin implant surgery.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.
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