ABOUT Chin Surgery

Improve Your Profile and Achieve a More Well-defined Facial Structure with Chin Surgery

Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S performs chin surgery at his offices serving Long Island, NY, as well as Manhattan and the greater New York area.

What is Genioplasty or Chin Augmentation?

Genioplasty or chin augmentation is a surgical procedure to reshape or increase the size of the chin for better projection and appearance. It can balance the profile by extending the chin in relationship to the nose. To learn more about chin surgery, contact our Long Island practice today.

Genioplasty Chin Augmentation

Your Chin Augmentation Consultation

After examining you and taking your medical history to begin your genioplasty Long Island or New York City consultation, Dr. Greenberg will discuss the variables that influence the decisions involved in the chin augmentation procedure, such as the length, width and symmetry of the chin, the degree of projection desired, and expected cost. Patients with a normal dental bite, but weak or receding chins, are the best candidates for genioplasty.

Dr. Greenberg will individualize the specific chin augmentation procedure to your desires and your exact chin deficiencies. Aesthetic genioplasty typically is performed to add size and contour to a receding chin; the extent of the procedure depends on what changes are desired and what Dr. Greenberg can accomplish with your specific anatomy.

Chin Augmentation Recovery

After your chin augmentation surgery, Dr. Greenberg will apply protective dressing to cover the chin area. You will be swollen and may experience slight discomfort and/or numbness in the area for up to two months. Medication may be prescribed to make you more comfortable. Most patients can return to work within seven days after the chin augmentation surgery and can resume most normal activities in about two weeks. Patients can start exercising a month after the surgery.

Contact our Long Island practice today to learn more about how chin surgery can redefine your profile.

Your Chin Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Greenberg performs chin augmentation in his office ambulatory surgery centers both on Long Island and in Manhattan. Genioplasty usually is performed under local anesthesia (which numbs the area around the chin) or under a light general anesthetic.

There are two basic approaches to genioplasty. In most patients a simple chin augmentation can be performed using a chin implant. This is a simple procedure where an implant is placed either through the mouth or with a small incision under the chin. The chin implant is inserted and the patient can almost immediately resume normal activities. There is only minimal discomfort with this procedure which only takes about 30 minutes.

In rare cases it may be best to move the chin bone. In this technique, Dr. Greenberg makes an incision inside the mouth to gain access to the chin bone. The lower portion of the separated bone is moved forward and wired in position. The incision in the mouth is then closed with sutures. Since surgery is performed through an internal incision, the patient has no visible scarring. Dr. Greenberg believes in a natural look to the chin area, and matches the size and type of implant to your specific body and facial structure.

Chin surgery can enhance the look of a weak or disproportionate chin. If you are considering rejuvenating your appearance through chin surgery, you may have wondered what the cost might be. Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg can outline the various aspects affecting chin surgery cost at his Long Island, NY, practice, allowing you to make an informed decision about your treatment. Factors such as surgical technique and post-operative care will affect cost. Our team can also explain our financing options, helping you find a solution that fits your budget.

Chin Surgery Techniques
The factor that will affect the cost of your chin surgery most is the technique that is used. There are two primary methods that Dr. Greenberg can use to enhance your chin (genioplasty), these include:

  • Chin implants: Chin augmentation can be performed using a chin implant. Dr. Greenberg can insert the silicone implant through a hidden incision in your mouth or small incision under the chin. Together, you and Dr. Greenberg will choose the right size and shape of implant for your face. The cost of this method hugely depends on the type of implant you select.
  • Chin bone repositioning: Dr. Greenberg may suggest repositioning your chin bone. For this procedure, he will move your lower jaw forward, through an incision created inside your mouth. This type of surgery requires a longer recovery, but can be a good option if you have a severely sloping chin or a congenital defect. Since this method is more extensive, and involves greater skill and precision, it will typically cost more than chin implants.

Sedation Options and Post-operative Care
The type of sedation you receive plays a role in overall treatment cost. More extensive procedures, such as those involved in chin surgery, will require general anesthesia. General anesthesia is more costly than local anesthesia, but it will keep you comfortable during lengthy procedures. We work with experienced anesthesiologists who will monitor your safety and comfort throughout the procedure.

We are able to perform most surgical procedures at our state-of-the-art, Woodbury Surgical Center. This helps keep costs lower, eliminating the need for a hospital visit and accompanying fees.

The different methods of chin surgery will also require varying levels of post-operative care. If you choose to reposition your chin bone, you will need to attend a number of post-treatment appointments, so that Dr. Greenberg can monitor your recovery and safety. We will consider your long-term care when estimating the cost of your surgery.

Our Ambulatory Surgery Center
The cost of your chin augmentation surgery will depend on the physical location of your surgery. We are able to perform most surgical procedures at our Woodbury Surgical Center. In this way, we can keep costs lower by eliminating the need for a hospital visit and accompanying fees. Our state-of-the-art facility is safe, comfortable, and convenient.

Experience Matters
It can be tempting to choose a surgeon who advertises a very low cost. However, when it comes to your health and appearance, you should not cut corners to save money. Dr. Greenberg has years of experience with facial plastic surgery, and he is internationally recognized for his abilities.

He will perform a safe and effective procedure, while still keeping your costs reasonable. Additionally, we participate in CareCredit® and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending. Our team can help you find a low, fixed-interest repayment plan that fits your budget.

Learn More about Surgery Cost
If you are considering chin augmentation surgery, but need to know more about the overall cost before making your decision, contact our office today and schedule a personal consultation. Dr. Greenberg will thoroughly review all of the factors with you during your appointment.