A chin augmentation with a chin implant can help add shape and balance to a soft or underdeveloped chin or jawline. For many of Dr. Tauber and Dr. DeLuca’s patients, adding shape and size to a “weak” and/or receding chin, also known as microgenia, not only enhances the profile and aesthetic attractiveness of their face, but also often leads to a marked increase in confidence and self-esteem.*
The benefits of a chin augmentation may include:
In some cases, a weak chin may not be the only contributing factor to facial imbalance. Other facial features like a large or uneven nose or flabby, loose skin in the mid-to-lower face may also be contributing to facial imbalance. In these cases, a chin implant may be combined with a rhinoplasty or a neck lift to further work toward a balanced appearance.
Unlike temporary facial fillers like Juvederm or Voluma, chin implant surgery is designed to be a one-time, long-lasting solution.
When chin augmentation is performed as a single procedure, the cost can range between $4500 and $6500, depending on the complexity of your case. When combined with rhinoplasty, facelift, blepharoplasty, and/or other cosmetic procedures, the cost is significantly diminished when compared to the cost of each procedure alone. This is because you only pay for the anesthesia and surgery center fees once.
In terms of recovery time, most patients feel comfortable returning to work and other regular daily activities within five to seven days of surgery. Residual swelling is generally all cleared up within three to four months.
I want to express how much I appreciate the wonderful work of Dr. DeLuca. He is professional and has improved my self confidence and has taken such good care of me, over and beyond the call of duty. Dr. DeLuca strives to ensure your satisfaction and performs superior work that looks natural and healthy – not fake and plasterized. Over the years, he has taken great care to detail as well. All should know about Dr. DeLuca as he is the plastic surgeon to go to for not only medical procedures pertaining to medically necessary plastic surgeries but also plastic surgery of a cosmetic nature if someone wants to look and feel better about themselves.*
– Helen L. / Chin Augmentation
Albany, New York
Selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your chin augmentation surgery is crucial. Though this procedure is considered a relatively easy operation, it is nonetheless quite important to select a qualified surgeon. Dr. DeLuca has been performing chin implant surgery for 28 years and counting. With an artist’s eye and physician’s understanding of facial aesthetics, he knows how to adjust specific features to achieve optimal symmetry, balance, and proportion. In fact, the surgeons at DeLuca Plastic Surgery have performed over 1,500 facial surgeries. He maintains consistently low complication and correction rates.
Dr. Tauber learned chin augmentation surgery while studying at Harvard from one of the foremost experts on facial implants. His advanced techniques ensure accurate placement of the implant and longevity of the result.
Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber take pride in the continuing care he provides to every patient. During the weeks and months following your chin augmentation surgery, regular appointments will be scheduled to monitor your recovery and results. His recovery program and 24/7 availability optimize healing, minimize post-operative complications, and enable you to enjoy your newfound look sooner rather than later.
*Disclaimer: The individuals featured in the above testimonials are all actual patients of DeLuca Plastic Surgery. Please note that outcomes from plastic surgery procedures may vary and the experiences shared in the testimonials are specific to that particular patient and may not be representative of the experience of others.