Chin and Jaw Augmentation for Men in NYC

What is Chin and Jaw Augmentation?

Chin and jaw augmentation is commonly referred to as Mentoplasty or Genioplasty. Frequently it involves modifying the bone structure directly. This is achieved through the use of a silicone implant or reduction surgery to reshape the chin and jaw. Due to the chin and jaw region’s great impact on a man’s overall facial harmony, our board-certified surgeons in NY often prescribe this treatment. When other facial features like the nose are prominent or large, they will appear even more so when combined with a weak chin or unpronounced jawline. Chin and jaw augmentation work to counteract those elements. It is not uncommon for your surgeon to pair chin and jaw augmentation with Rhinoplasty to achieve more desirable facial proportions, optimizing the results of surgery. 

Chin Implant - Before & After

How is Augmentation Performed?

Typically the procedure ranges between 30 minutes to an hour to complete — using a local anesthetic. The surgery is performed via a small incision inside the mouth or one’s natural crease line below the chin. Overlying tissue is lifted from the bone, allowing for space so that an implant can be placed over any deficiency on the chin or jaw bone. Conversely, excess bone or tissue can also be removed, contouring the face to a more desirable shape. Once the surgery is complete, sutures are placed on the incision. Scars are typically not visible. Any implants are crafted from a medical-grade material designed to closely resemble the look and texture of natural bone. They are available in various shapes and sizes, ensuring a personalized fit to meet the specific requirements of each patient.

Chin Implant - Before & After

Who is a Good Candidate?

This procedure is best for those seeking a more youthful, masculine appearance. Patients also may consider this treatment as the recovery time is comparatively low to other plastic surgeries, with patients returning to work in less than a week’s time. All NYC patients are advised to be in good health before considering these (or any) male plastic surgery procedures. Mentoplasty (chin) or Genioplasty (jaw) are ideal surgeries for men looking to improve:

  • Fleshy neck
  • Pointed chin
  • Prominent nose
  • Weak jawline
  • Recessed or double-chin

Chin Augmentation Cost in NYC

The price range for genioplasty in New York City typically spans from $4,000 to $10,000. However, the actual cost is influenced by various factors including the patient’s desired aesthetic outcomes, the complexity and duration of the procedure, the size and material of the implant, as well as the level of experience of the surgeon.

Chin Implant - Before & After

Chin Augmentation Recovery Time

While swelling is typical after chin and jaw augmentation, heightened swelling typically subsides after 48 hours. Although immediate strenuous exercises should be avoided for 10 days, it’s not uncommon for male patients to return to work the same week after surgery. Minor changes to oral hygiene and diet are modified post-surgery with the assistance of Dr. Steinbrech.

Treatment Cost & Consultation

Listed as Forbes’ “go-to surgeon for men,” Dr. Steinbrech knows the male face and specializes in male plastic surgery procedures. To learn more in New York City, please contact Dr. Douglas Steinbrech to request your consultation or call 646-949-0130.

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Dr-Douglas-SteinbrechDouglas S. Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon that specializes in male aesthetics. Dr. Steinbrech is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Learn More seals


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