Chin surgery or Mentoplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin. The surgery can be performed with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone on the lower jaw line and chin area. In this article we are going to give you some information about chin surgery and how much it costs in Iran.
To improve the balance between chin, forehead, jaw and cheek you can have a chin surgery. Also in some case, after rhinoplasty, the size of the chin may magnify or minimize in some patients; in this case the plastic surgeon will recommend you to perform a chin surgery.
To give more projection to the chin, you can use shaped silicone implants (Chin augmentation). In contrary cases chin bone can be removed (Chin reduction).
Another use of Mentoplasty is to improve chewing dynamics or in the process of fitting teeth together. They call this technique Genioplasty, in which the surgeon will move the jaw bone forward.
Chin augmentation is the most popular category among subgroups of Mentoplasty. Surgeons perform chin augmentation with inserting a silicone implant under the skin of the chin. The surgeon will make an incision under the chin or inside the mouth in order to insert the implant.
Chin implants were made of cartilage in the past; but nowadays alloplastic implants are being used because they reduce the risk of infection.
If your chin is too small for augmentation with an implant, your specialist will recommend Genioplasty instead. In this case the surgery will take 1-3 hours; and the surgeon will cut through your jawbone to remove some parts of the bone and move the bone segment forward.
Chin reduction can be performed either with direct reduction or genioplasty. In direct reduction, to remove the excess bone, your surgeon will make an incision under your chin or in your mouth. If your surgeon is using genioplasty to remove the excess bone, the only difference it has with chin augmentation is that the bone is moved backward instead of forward.
The surgery is not usually performed on children and volunteers are mostly adults. If it is necessary to perform a chin surgery on your child, you have to wait until all permanent teeth come in and the jaw is close to it’s adult size. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 69% of patients are women and only 31% are men.
Worrying about the cost of a surgery is the most common thing between patients; so we are going to explain about it. Read the rest to see if insurance will cover the surgery and find out some financial options to save money.
The cost of a surgery depends on the surgeon’s fees, hospital fees and the country you are going to have the surgery performed. Middle Eastern countries are a good option for people who live in America and Europe, but how can you rely on the surgeons? Or make sure of the quality of services? Well with a quick search on Google you will find out that Iran is a very popular hotspot in the field of cosmetic surgery.
Skilled surgeons, high quality services and the huge rate of success are the main reasons of Iran’s popularity in this fe. So, what is the reason of cheap price of chin surgery in Iran? The answer will be economic problems.
So we think the best cost cutting solution can be performing the surgery in a foreign country, which gives you the best services with the cheapest possible price such as Iran. We recommend you to search more about Iran and think of it. This recommendation is not only just because of the cheap price, but also because of the perfect result you can get in Iran.
In the chart below, we have compared chin surgery cost in different countries of the world:
|Cost||2000$||3000$ – 15000$||3491$ – 4988$||5000$ – 7000$||3660$ – 10590$|
Insurance coverage for Mentoplasty depends on it’s purpose. If it is going to be performed as a plastic surgery, well the answer is no. But if you are going to have a chin surgery in order to correct genetic deformity or orthognathic surgery, there is a chance that your insurance cover it. But you have to get in touch with your health insurer and ask more about what costs they exactly cover.
Now that you know how cheap chin surgery costs in Iran, would you rather to have it performed in Iran? Let us know in the comments.
Reference: American Society of Plastic Surgeons