Chin Implantation fees vary depending upon the technique selected but range in price.
From $2,999 for soft tissue fillers, from $4,999 for fat grafting, and from $6,999 for silicone implant and contouring.
For such impressive facial feature effects, the recovery period for chin implant surgery is quick. Mild bruising and swelling will subside after 1 week and most patients return to work after 3-5 days.
Chin implant surgery is performed under topical and local anesthesia and takes 1 hour.
A Chin implant procedure is the insertion of a silicone device, injection of a filler (fat or hyaluronic sugar gel, or movement of the jaw bone) to enhance the projection of the chin point. Chin implants transform a basic facial structure into one that is stronger and more defined. Although it is a small procedure with a low-complication rate, a chin implant can have a significant and beneficial impact on facial appearance.
The chin is the foundation of the lower 1/3 of the face, so when it is recessed or weak, it immediately creates an imbalance with the other facial features – notably making the nose appear larger and the neck appear poorly defined.
Chin implants add width, height, and projection to distinguish the jawline, improve facial harmony and enhance symmetry.
When a chin is not strong, optimal facial contour and balance aren’t achieved. The ideal candidate for a chin implant procedure is, therefore, someone with an under-projected and weak chin who wants to give more balance to the face.
Candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations of how a chin implant will impact their appearance.
Balance facial features
A chin implant brings harmony and proportion to other facial features.
Patients look younger and get an improvement in self-esteem.
Reduces double chin
A strong chin creates a more attractive neck profile.
A concealed, small incision under the chin or inside the lip.
Numbness in the lower lip/chin
The numbness should last no longer than a few weeks.
Follow the post-procedure guide to minimize swelling.
Migration of implant
Reduced by choosing an experienced chin implant surgeon.
Uncommon and the risk can be reduced by using an experienced surgeon who properly cleans, sterilizes the area and the use of prophylactic antibiotics.
SpaMedica’s skilled team of cosmetic surgeons has extensive experience in performing chin implant procedures. By using advanced techniques and the latest equipment, we produce incredible results for our Toronto clients time and time again.
Dr. Mulholland is a head and neck cancer trained surgeon who, before focusing only on cosmetic plastic surgery, removed complex tumors and cancers of the neck, mouth, and face. Removing and reconstructing the defects gave them experience in the anatomy of the face’s deeper structure and the confidence to operate in this delicate area. Over the last 25 years and over 2000 deep plane face and neck lifts, Dr. Mulholland has not had a patient with a long-term injury or facial nerve weakness.
The SpaMedica focus throughout the whole process is on you, the patient, and you can feel safe knowing that you are dealing with a team that combines technical proficiency and a friendly personable approach.
Chin implants come in a variety of different sizes and shapes to match the desired look of the patient. The implants come in small, medium, large, and extra-large and some can be customized to make a chin wider or pointier.
The material that is most commonly used for chin implants is silicone, as it can be modified to match the individual’s anatomy and create a better balance in the face. The shape and size of the chin implant for you will be determined during your initial consultation.
Alternatives to a standard solid silicone chin implant, include the use of dermal fillers ( Juvederm, Restylane, Teosyal or Renvanesse), or fat grafting.
During your pre-operative consultation, Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell will review your facial profile to determine the size of the implant necessary to provide the best aesthetic and match your goals.
Patients can determine their chin implant goal by using the VECTRA 3D imaging system, which gives a 3D rendering of what a chin implant could achieve for their facial profile and overall facial balance. Doing so eliminates any guesswork and ensures the patient has a clear vision and understanding of the final outcome.
During the procedure, an incision is made in the mouth (down onto the top of the chin) or under the chin, and a pocket is created above the chin bone and below the muscle. The surgeon will position a silicone implant In this pocket. Finally, the incision is closed using stitches.
The chin implant procedure is performed under topical and local anesthesia and will take Dr. Mulholland or Dr. Bell approximately 1 hour to complete.
Once the treatment plan, (general size and shape of the implant) have been discussed and surgery date has been set, it’s time to prepare. By taking the time to prepare your home and your body for your surgery, you will enjoy a smooth recovery period.
Patients should avoid drinking alcohol and smoking for at least a couple of weeks before the procedure date. By continuing to smoke and drink, you increase the likelihood of complications and lengthen the recovery process. Any medications you are taking must also be disclosed to Dr. Mulholland beforehand.
For your arrival home after surgery, stock up on soft foods and make your living space comfortable to limit the amount of physical activity you need to exert.
Once the effects of anesthesia have worn off (generally a couple of hours), patients can return home, accompanied by a friend or family member. Discomfort in the days that follow is modest and is controlled with NSAID’s, or Tylenol Extra Strength, prescribed by the nursing team.
Once home, patients should take a couple of days to rest at home, only performing non-strenuous activities.
The head should be elevated when sleeping to decrease swelling in the area and patients should avoid chewing in the first week after surgery and meals should consist of soft foods and liquids (soups, potato, yogurt, egg, etc.).
Because the incision will either be made inside the mouth or below the chin, there is no visible scarring meaning there is no indication a chin augmentation was performed.
Day 1-2: Cold compress applied for two days after surgery to minimize bruising and swelling. Walking and light exercise can be resumed after 2 days.
Day 1-3: Most patients return to work.
Week 1-2: Patients can begin to eat solid foods. Bruising and swelling will subside, and
full activity (including heavy activity) can be resumed after 7-10 days.
The SpaMedica team will give you a detailed explanation of what you can expect post-operatively and instructions to follow to speed up your recovery.
Following your recovery from your chin implant surgery, patients are offered a comprehensive postoperative program of skin enhancement, injectable and energy based device program to enhance the overall results of their chin implant surgery. These include FotoFacial treatments, Botox injectable, Dysport injectable, Xeomin injectable, as well as other dermal fillers, energy based devices and fractional resurfacing.
Reduction rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, neck lift and lip fillers often work synergistically with a chin implant.
Chin implants are highly effective in improving the chin’s projection and restoring balance in facial features. The surgery takes approximately 1 hour and for the improvements gained, the procedure does not come with much discomfort.
Modest bruising and swelling will be apparent in the incision area which will subside after 1-2 weeks and usually only an NSAID is required for pain.
For those considering a chin implant, it is advised to wait until at least the age of 18 before undergoing the procedure. Facial bone structures are still growing and developing until your later teenage years and any experienced plastic surgeon will advise those under 18 to wait until their chin stops growing.
Chin implants are extremely durable and, once placed, are intended to last a lifetime. There are, however, rare occurrences where the implant shifts, becomes infected or exposed. In such cases, the implant is removed and replaced