Through the insertion of a chin implant or a manipulation of the jaw bone, a chin augmentation creates a more proportional chin to the rest of the face. The average cost for a chin augmentation is $2,269 based on national averages. Most of the cost variation associated with this surgery can be attributed to three cost factors: type of anesthesia, operating room fees, and professional fees.
Local anesthesia with sedation and general anesthesia are both frequent choices of anesthesia for a chin augmentation. Total surgery costs usually rise between $350 and $800 due to the cost of anesthesia. More about anesthesia..
This procedure is completed, depending on the patient’s wishes, in either a hospital or a private surgery suite. This usually affects the cost, increasing it between $650 and $1850. These fees cover both the facility fee and the use of certain equipment. More about operating room fees.
The price of surgery is largely an effect of the surgeon chosen. Regardless of price, a trusted, board certified surgeon should be used. The cost of the chin augmentation should not be exclusively considered. The surgeon’s level of experience and his or her previous results should weigh largely on the decision. Depending on the region of the country, surgery costs will be different; realize this when comparing costs.
Once the total surgery cost has been established, it is imperative that budgeting the surgery is considered. Its cosmetic nature causes it to rarely be covered by insurance, making it necessary that the patient pays out of pocket. To ease this burden, financing plans exist to help the patient pay for surgery.