Chinplants: The Fastest Growing Plastic Surgery Trend?

Chin augmentation is the top-trending plastic surgery, according to new statistics released earlier this week by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The procedure, which involves using facial implants to enhance the appearance of the chin, is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend in the United States.

The statistics indicate that the number of chin augmentations performed in 2011 was nearly 27,000, which was 71 percent more than the number of procedures performed in 2010. While chin augmentation was most popular among men aged 40-54, it experienced significant growth in all age categories, among both men and women.

According to ASPS President Malcolm Z. Roth, the growing popularity of chin augmentation can be attributed to an aging population and the desire for workplace success.

“The chin and jawline are among the first areas to show signs of aging. People are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery. We also know that as more people see themselves on video chat technology, they may notice that their jawline is not as sharp as they want it to be. Chin implants can make a dramatic difference.”

– Malcolm Z. Roth

As well, prominent chins are associated with strength and authority, and recent improvements to chin implants have made the surgery more attractive.

“We know that CEOs tend to be tall, attractive, good-looking people. We now know that these people also tend to have a stronger chin. As a result, people subconsciously associate a stronger chin with more authority, self-confidence and trustworthiness.”

– Darrick Antell, ASPS member surgeon

Other facial rejuvenation procedures that experienced an increase from 2010-2011 were laser skin resurfacing (9 percent), soft tissue fillers (7 percent), and facelift surgery (5 percent).

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