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Chin augmentation cosmetic surgery makes the chin more proportionate to other facial features and provides balance to the face. A weak chin may cause the neck to appear fleshy. If the chin is weak, it can make the nose seem larger than it is in reality.

Enhancing the chin via chin implant surgery harmonizes and balances the facial structure. Chin implants offer an ideal solution for people seeking to enhance the shape and size of their chin.

The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS), led by salient board certified plastic surgeons, provides chin augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and suburbs and communities in this glorious area of the US.

Chin Implant Candidates

Chin implant surgery provides the patient with several cosmetic advantages. Ideal candidates for chin augmentation have the following characteristics:

  • Fleshy neck
  • Recessed chin
  • Prominent nose
  • Pointed or squared chin

Chin augmentation plastic surgery improves the jaw definition and makes the appearance of a big nose less prominent. Many times, chin implants are frequently used in combination with a nose reshaping surgery for better cosmetic effects. It may be performed in combination with lip augmentation and cheek implants to enhance the overall balance of the face.

Adults seeking chin implant surgery should:

  • Be in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations regarding the results of the procedure
  • Not have taken Accutane in the last six months as this drug can impact the growth of bones and lead to keloid scarring
  • Not have cardiac issues or hypertension
  • Not take anticoagulants

Types of Chin Implants

Chin implants are available in various sizes to suit the unique needs of different patients. Chin implants are available in multiple shapes as well. Some implants are wider to increase the width of the chin. Taller implants are available as well to adjust the chin’s height.

Thicker implants can enhance the projection of the chin. The shape of chin implants differs from round to square. Furthermore, chin implants can be produced from a variety of materials. The materials typically used in the production of chin implants are porous polyethylene and solid silicone.

Silicone Chin Implants

Silicone chin implants have a consistency similar to rubber and are solid, soft, and smooth. Soft implants offer the benefit of sliding easily. This means that the surgeon can place such implants through a tinier incision and implant removal is more convenient as well.

Silicone implants are more appropriate for candidates who do not want very invasive surgery. They also have a lesser risk of scarring. In case the patient wants implant removal in the future, silicone implants can be easily taken out. These implants are the most sought-after by chin augmentation candidates.

Polyethylene Chin Implants

Polyethylene chin implants are more firm in comparison to silicone chin implants. These implants are hard and porous. They attach to the neighboring tissues which help hold them in position. These implants are inflexible.

They typically come in two pieces, and these pieces are locked together once in position. However, the surgeon will need to place a more significant incision to hold polyethylene chin implants in comparison to silicone chin implants. These implants are also more difficult to remove as they attach to the surrounding tissue.

Polyethylene chin implants are more suitable for candidates seeking greater stability and a long-term or permanent solution to chin augmentation. Astute cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and other cities and neighborhoods in this part of Texas for chin augmentation.

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.

Click here to see our pricing list.

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.

Practice Location

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.

Click here to see our pricing list.

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