A chin augmentation refers to refinement/improvement of the bone contour of the chin area. This is usually accomplished by placement of a fitted "implant" directly on the bone of the chin, well below the skin. This ambulatory procedure is usually done to augment an under-projected chin.
The restoration of facial harmony is the goal of chin augmentation. Chin augmentation can be used to define an underdeveloped chin, or give it more prominence. Interestingly, the shape of the chin is related to nose size. That is, a small chin may make a large nose more noticeable, and vice versa. Often, rhinoplasty and chin implant are done together.
Costs include transportation (airport pick up / drop), 1/2 hour of surgery at the Specialized Surgical Unit, local anesthesia, surgical team fees, consumables, nursing care. Accurate estimates for care shall be provided when the patient has been thoroughly examined by the physician after admission.