What would a sliding genioplasty cost?

After reviewing different options to find a procedure to correct, what I've just learned is, a retrusive chin line or as I've always called it my chronic chinlessness, I am sold on the sliding genioplasty. Although I'm still a little anxious about what the procedure entails, knowing that I'd be completely knocked out is very helpful in managing that anxiety. Of course that brings me to my next source of anxiety: the price. What am I looking at cost-wise for this form of genioplasty? I guess the 'sliding' part of the procedure has nothing to do with a payment scale, right? Hey, you never know.


M, 40, Virginia

Tags:age 35-44 cost weak chin sliding genioplasty

An osseous genioplasty is a safe and effective surgical procedure which repositions the chin bone to improve the profile of an overly recessed or small chin. It can also be performed as a chin reduction for an overly prominent chin.

The procedure can have dramatic results with correcting the projection of a weak chin and the profile view of the jawline.

The cost of the procedure will depend on the presentation and your location but typically costs between $6,000 and $8,000.

Always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for best results.

The cost of the sliding genioplasty procedure depends largely on your geographic location, the experience of the plastic surgeon and the complexity of the presentation.

Typically speaking, the procedure costs in the neighborhood of $7000. It is traditionally considered an elective cosmetic procedure, so most health insurance plans do not cover it.

While I can't offer any specific medical advice without a direct examination, it sounds like a chin implant may be sufficient given your description.

In a genioplasty surgery a maxillofacial surgeon will separate the chin bone from the lower jaw. After sliding it forward into its new position, the chin bone is reattached. At our clinic we use special computer software to give you an idea of how this surgery will affect your overall facial structure.


Chin augmentation via an implant is a less invasive cosmetic surgery procedure. Chin implants can be performed in a doctor's office or an O.R under local anesthesia. The incision can be made inside the lower lip leaving no visible scarring or underneath the chin where it is minimally visible. Typically speaking, implant surgery adds projection to the chin, while a genioplasty does a better job of providing additional height.

We have had excellent results with both chin implants and genioplasty surgery. I encourage you to contact us for an initial consultation so we can discuss which options are best for you and give you a better idea of the costs.