What is the Average Cost of Chin Implant Removal

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Removal cost

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There are a variety of factors that contribute to the cost of a chin implant removal, however you can expect it to be around $2000-$3000 in Toronto, Ontario.

Removal of chin implant

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Chin Implant removal information/and considerations: For the vast majority of chin implants, removal is straight  forward most commonly using the  same incision that was used to place it. The procedure is often done in the office with local anesthesia with or without some sedation, but also commonly done in the OR under IV sedation or general anesthesia per patient's and surgeon's preference.  Most implants are silicone and are not adherent so slip out readily. Medpor, also called PTFE, may have tissue ingrowth and can be a bit more involved but still can be removed in the same manner.  It is very helpful for your surgeon to  review your prior surgical records to know the size and type of implant used. This may be obtained by contacting your prior surgeon's office or OR facility and request your prior surgical records.

Expectations: if the chin implant was small and removed within the first few years chances are likely that you will return a similar size and shape as before. If the implant was small, the chin soft tissue usually shrinks back down without  sagging.  Often, there is still some gain once the implant is removed due to the scarring and capsule (lining your body makes around the implant) that gives some benefit. On the other hand a large implant placed many years ago, and other factors such as being elderly, having osteoporosis and perhaps smoking that can cause loss of underlying bone due to  bony erosion from the pressure of the implant. In this case  use of a natural filler such your fat or at times a bone graft may recommended for different reasons. Your surgeon may request a  Panorex or lateral cephalometric x-ray to see if this is the case.  Temporary fillers can also be tried such as Jeuvederm, Sculptra, Voluma, Volbella, etc. 

Most important of all make sure you pick a plastic surgeon with great expertise in #chinaugmentation and #chinimplantremoval. 

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Cost factors vary significantly for a number of good reasons: Prices vary greatly because the surgery itself encompasses a wide range of techniques that can be performed to different extents. My recommendation is to first find the most qualified surgeons where you want the surgery performed that are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery you trust, then compare prices between them. See the below link on suggestions on how to find the most qualified plastic surgeon for your procedure. General Factors that influence the price of plastic surgery include:

1. Location - Will it be performed in a hospital with an overnight stay, an independent out- patient facility or a doctor’s office? Geographical location also has a significant influence. RealSelf has average charges for most areas of the USA.

2. Type of Anesthesia - local, IV sedation or General Anesthesia? Will a board certified anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, or an RN be used?            3. Experience and training of your surgeon. The best and longest trained is most often a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery           4. Length and Complexity of Surgery - how difficult will your surgery be and how long it will take, etc. Will other complementary procedures also be also performed during the same surgery?


Chin Implant Removal

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Plastic Surgery pricing depend on the geographic location and the expertise of the surgeon.  The fee for the removal of a chin implant tends to be $1000 to $2500 depending on the complexity of the case. 

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Chin implant removal

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cost of chin implant removal depends on the type of implant and the complexity of the problem but in most situations it can be done under local anesthesia or light IV sedation for around 1000-1250

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 231 reviews

$1,000 to $1,500

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Chin implant removal cost should range from $1,000 to $1500. The removal and reimplantation of another chin implant would cost around $3,000, and that includes the operating room and the surgeon’s fee for performing the procedure. This can be done under a local anesthesia quite easily. If the patient desires general anesthetic, $300 needs to be added to that fee quote.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 158 reviews

Make sure that removal only is the right choice

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Finances are always a consideration but much more important is the presence of a good long-term plan.

- how long was the implant present

- is it too big, misplaced, infected, painful etc.

- what is your tissue quality

- what style (shape) of implant was used

- what type of implant material is present

We barely ever just remove an old implant but virtually always replace it with the more appropriate fit. Removal only maybe around $2000 or less.

Frank P. Fechner, MD
Worcester Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

Chin implant removal cost is minimal

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Most patients choose to leave implants in place and I would recommend that you consider either leaving the chin implant, or possibly placing a smaller sized one. There can be potential issues if you simply leave it out and you should discuss this with your surgeon.

If it is shortly after the placement of the implant, it can be removed as an office procedure under local anesthesia; if it is more long term, the procedure can still likely be done under local anesthesia, but there are many variables to be considered. Discuss the options with your surgeon, and their office staff should be able to discuss any fees.

Darrick E. Antell, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

There is no average

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Cost for chin implant removal will vary and depend on several factors including the type of implant placed and the type of anesthesia required for removal. In the simplest cases it should not be more than $1,000-$2,000. With more complicated cases, the cost may be several thousand more. The best course of action is to visit with the surgeon who performed the implantation and discuss your concerns and to determine if removal is the best option.

D.J. Verret, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon

Chin implant removal is not expensive

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It should not be expensive at all as it could be done under local in the office. If your chin implant is old and is porex and not silicone, it might need more dissection. In general, it is under $1200.

Hisham Seify, MD, PhD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

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