Chin surgery in Sacramento is a facial procedure that can reshape a person’s chin, either by augmentation with a facial implant or by alteration of the underlying bone. This procedure is also called genioplasty or mentoplasty.
Indications for Chin Surgery
You may be a good candidate for chin surgery in Sacramento if:
- The size of your chin is disproportional in comparison with your other facial features
- You have an abnormally small chin – a condition called microgenia
How much does Chin Surgery cost in Sacramento?
The price of chin surgery in the Sacramento area is about $2800 depending on the individual needs of the patient. See our fees page for more information about our cosmetic surgery prices at Sacramento Surgical Arts or contact us for more information.
How Chin Surgery Works
Chin surgery is accomplished by an osteotomy or by inserting a small synthetic implant over the natural bone. The operation can also greatly enhance the results of a facelift, since loss of chin projection may occur with aging. Chin augmentation is also commonly combined with facial liposuction, where fat is removed from under the chin and from the neck.
A small incision is made either underneath the chin or inside the mouth. A sterile implant, similar to the consistency of a normal chin, is placed in front of the bone to increase the projection of the chin. The implant is secured and the incision is sutured closed. Alternatively, a bony osteotomy may be performed and the chin and soft tissues are advanced to create facial balance and a natural, improved appearance.
After Chin Surgery in Sacramento
Some swelling and bruising can be expected and usually subsides within the first two weeks. After healing, the skin drapes smoothly over the implants. The implants themselves conform to the bone and are usually undetectable. The added projection of the chin results in significant improvement that is especially apparent in your facial profile. People will notice that your facial appearance has improved, but it is unlikely that they will know you have a facial implant.