Chin Augmentation

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Chin Augmentation A chin augmentation enhances the chin through placement of a chin implant, or surgical manipulation of the jaw bone. The result is a jawline that is in better proportion to other facial features, and thus more attractive.

Typical Minimum Cost of Chin Augmentation (based on national averages):
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Typical Maximum Cost of Chin Augmentation (based on national averages):
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National Average Cost of Chin Augmentation:
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Time Required for Chin Augmentation:
It can take 1-2 hours to perform chin augmentation surgery. Time requirements can vary, of course, depending on the extent of surgery.
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Is Chin Augmentation an InPatient or OutPatient Procedure?
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What are the Side Effects of Chin Augmentation?
Chin augmentation side effects can include temporary swelling, bruising, tightness in area surrounding the mouth, tingling, and varied sensations of hot and cold.
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How Long do Chin Augmentation results last?
Chin augmentation results are usually permanent. This can depend, of course, on a few factors.
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What is the recovery time for Chin Augmentation?
Patient wears protective dressing home after surgery, covering the chin

After chin augmentation, recovery from swelling, as well as slight local discomfort and possible numbness, will occur over the month or two following surgery.

Most patients can get back to work within the week following surgery

Other minimally-strenuous activities can usually be resumed about 1-2 weeks after surgery

Exercise should be avoided until about the fourth week of chin augmentation recovery.
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Will my insurance company cover Chin Augmentation?
Because of the cosmetic nature of chin augmentation, insurance usually does not apply.
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Is there much discomfort for Chin Augmentation?
After a chin augmentation, pain and discomfort will be evident, but not extensively. It is usually milder, and easily controlled with standard pain killers.
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What types of anesthesia is necessary for Chin Augmentation?
With a chin augmentation, anesthesia of choice is usually general, or local with sedation.
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What else can I combine Chin Augmentation with?
For enhanced results, chin augmentation can be combined with:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Cheek Implants
  • Cheek Lift/Mid-Face Lift
  • Necklift

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What else is Chin Augmentation referred to as?
A version of the procedure is called sliding osteotomy. Chin Surgery. Chin Implants.
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