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.
A chin surgery can be performed to improve the balance between chin, forehead, jaw and cheek. 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.
In order 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, called Genioplasty, in which the surgeon will move the jaw bone forward.
The surgery is not usually performed on children and patients are mostly adults, If it was 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 its adult size. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons 69% of patients are women and only 31% are men.
Chin augmentation is the most popular category among subgroups of Mentoplasty. It is performed with inserting a silicone implant under the skin of the chin. The surgeon will choose to make the 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 of implant, 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 an incision is made under your chin or in your mouth to remove the excess bone. If your surgeon is using genioplasty to remove the excess bone, the only difference it has with the augmentation way is that the bone is moved backward instead of forward.
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 covers 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 east 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 hot spot in the field of cosmetic surgery. Skilled surgeons, high quality services and the huge rate of success are the main reason off this popularity. So, what is the reason of this cheap prices? The answer will be economic problems.
So I think the best cost cutting solution can be performing the surgery in a foreign country which gives the best services with the cheapest possible price to you, and as you guess we recommend you to search more about Iran and think of it, not just because the prices ,but because of the perfect result you can get too.
In the chart below, we have compared chin surgery cost in different countries of the world for you, take a look!
|Cost||2000$||3000$ – 15000$||3491$ – 4988$||5000$ – 7000$||3660$ – 10590$|
The next question we are going to answer is “Does my insurance company cover chin surgery cost?”
Insurance coverage for Mentoplasty depends on its purpose, If it is going to be performed as a plastic surgery, well the answer is no. But if it is performed 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 the surgery and what they exactly cover.
Reference: American Society of Plastic Surgeons