The shape of your face and prominence of your chin can make all the difference in your appearance. Create a stronger, more defined jawline with the help of a chin implant. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey, and her expert team of professionals are proud to offer chin implants to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What is a Chin Implant?
Improving someone’s physical appearance is possible nowadays thanks to the numerous advances in cosmetic science. One way to boost your physical appearance is to undergo chin surgery. The shape of your chin enhances your overall facial features and balances the appearance of your nose. Mentoplasty, otherwise known as chin surgery, can alter the shape of your chin by using a special implant to add shape to the chin, reduce the projection of the chin, or augment the underlying bone of the chin. For smaller changes, an implant may be ideal. However, for more dramatic change, cutting, moving, and placing a titanium plate to hold the bone in a new position is often required.
How Much Does a Chin Implant Cost in Houston, TX?
The average cost of your chin implant surgery in Houston typically ranges between $2,500 and $3,500. The total cost for your chin implant surgery will depend on factors such as your surgeon’s fee, the location of your procedure, and other miscellaneous medical expenses. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients. Because a chin implant is often more about cosmetic appearance and is less of a medical necessity, it is not covered by most insurance plans.
How is Chin Implant Surgery Performed?
Before your chin implant surgery begins, a general anesthetic will be administered. This is to ensure you are as comfortable and pain-free as possible throughout the entirety of your procedure. Dr. Downey will then make a small incision on the inside of the mouth between the bottom lip and gums, or on the underside of the chin. Through this incision, she will carefully place the soft, silicone chin implant. Once the implant is in its correct position, Dr. Downey will stitch up your incisions and bandage your surgical area. The entire surgical procedure typically takes between 30 minutes and two hours to complete.
I've been wanting to do botox and get my skin looking great for some time now. I was a little nervous, Dr. Downey had a great staff, and she was super patient and fed me enough information to calm m...
- Stephanie O.
I had such a great experience with Dr. Downey. I was referred by a friend. This was my third attempt at getting surgery on some trouble spots after significant weight loss. I didn't go in with h...
- Paul V.
It was very easy for me to make a consultation appointment. There was no pressure to sign up for surgery that day. Dr. Downey was very professional and friendly. She answered all my questions an...
- Brittany G.
I had breast augmentation on 12/2/14 and Dr. Downey and staff made the whole experience amazing. Since the surgery I have minimal scarring and I look and feel great! This was one of the best decis...
- Ashly T.
Dr. Cara Downey, thank you so much for the care you gave to me and the exceptional work you have done to my body! You are amazing. Because of you, dreams come true! You are the best! Thank you for ble...
- Andrea C.
I didn't think I would ever feel this great again. Now I can wear strapless dresses. My shirts no longer have the peep holes near the buttons. I'm just so pleased with the work Dr. Downey has done. Bu...
What Can I Expect During My Chin Implant Recovery?
Patients often experience swelling and bruising around the treated area for the first seven to 10 days following their chin implant surgery. Dr. Downey may provide you with prescription medication that can help manage your pain. In addition to icing consistently for the first 48 hours following your procedure, Dr. Downey and her team will ask that you keep your head elevated when laying down for the first two weeks following your chin implant procedure. Patients are typically cleared to return to work and regular daily activities about one week after their chin implant surgery. While you will be able to see some results of your chin implant surgery immediately, ultimate results will appear once all incisions are healed and swelling subsides, about six to eight months later.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Chin Implant?
At Heights Plastic Surgery, good candidates for a chin implant experience the following concerns:
- A weak, or receding chin
- A disproportionately small chin
- Wish to bring balance to facial features
Ideal candidates for a chin implant are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a chin implant is to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Downey.
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey is proud to provide her patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey today.
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