Chin Implant Surgery Manhattan NY

What is chin surgery?

Chin implant surgery, also known as genioplasty, improves the contour of the chin, neck, and jawline. The procedure involves placement of an implant along the lower anterior jaw prominence to enhance the size and shape of the chin, thus creating a more natural balanced facial appearance. This procedure is a long-lasting solution to improve a weak or recessed chin.

Individuals who are bothered by a weak chin or feel that their facial features lack proportion will benefit from chin surgery. Chin augmentation can help to improve facial harmony, correct a recessed chin, and improve definition of the neck and jawline.

How much does chin surgery cost?

The fee for chin augmentation surgery is between $3500-$7000.

How do I choose a plastic surgeon for chin surgery?

The best way to choose is first to determine if he is board certified and experienced doing the procedure that you want. You want to feel comfortable with both the doctor and his staff. Seeing his results as well and his experience is also important.

What does the process of chin surgery look like?

Often times the procedure is performed under sedation. A small incision is made under the chin or in the mouth. An implant is usually placed in a pocket along the chin border and the incision is then closed with sutures.


Chin implant surgery is often an outpatient procedure that is performed using general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. A small incision is created either underneath the chin or inside of the mouth, through which the chin implant is fitted along the lower anterior jawline

Chin implants are small, solid devices made up of silicone or other synthetic materials and is contoured along the jawline. Chin implants vary in size and shape, and Dr. Wallach will work with you to find an implant that will achieve your desired aesthetic goals.


Chin implant surgery usually takes about an hour to complete. Following the procedure, the incision is closed with sutures and bandages may be placed. There is relatively little downtime needed, and those with desk jobs can typically return to work within seven days.

During recovery, patients will need to sleep with their head elevated for about 1-2 weeks after surgery to help control swelling and protect incisions. Strenuous activity or exercise can usually be resumed within 3-4 weeks. It is important to follow Dr. Wallach’s specific post-op instructions to help ensure a safe and quick recovery.

If you would like more information about NEW YORK PLASTIC SURGEON DR. WALLACH and his success with New York City chin implant surgery, we hope that you will not hesitate to contact our Manhattan offices at (212) 257-3263 or by mail at 1049 5th Avenue, Suite 2D in New York, NY 10028; or using our CONTACT FORM to request additional details.

Chin Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Are facial implants permanent?

Facial implants can be permanent.

Can you feel chin implant?

Yes, you can feel a chin implant.

Are silicone chin implants safe?

Silicone chin implants are safe.

Can a chin implant improve jawline?

Yes, a chin implant can improve the jawline.

Does chin implant help double chin?

Yes a chin implant can improve a double chin.

Can chin implant be removed?

A chin implant can be removed.

Does insurance cover chin implants?

Insurance does not cover a chin implant procedure.

How are chin implants secured?

Some chin implants are secured to the jaw bone others are not.

How long does chin implant last?

A chin implant can be permanent.

How common are chin implants?

Chin implants are a very popular procedure.

How much do chin implants cost?

A chin implant procedure can cost between $3-6000.

How much is a chin and jaw implant?

A chin implant procedure can cost between $3-6000.

How long do chin implants last?

A chin implant can be permanent.

Is a chin implant permanent?

A chin implant can be permanent.

What is chin surgery called?

Another name for can surgery is mentoplasty.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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