Put Your Best Face Forward: Chin Implant Surgery Is On The Rise
When you think of facial plastic surgery, your first thought might be of a nose job or a facelift to give you the look you’ve always wanted. However, there is another procedure growing in popularity that can transform your face and make you look more defined, young, and beautiful. What is it? Chin augmentation. Reports indicate that this is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend of the past year.
Chin implants are a great way to get that extra boost of confidence and achieve a chiseled, youthful look. A strong chin is also the part of the profile that is commonly associated with leadership, confidence and honesty. This information is clearly swaying plastic surgery patients, as chin implants surged by 71 percent in 2011. More than 20,600 adults went under the knife to sharpen their jaw lines, up from roughly 12,000 the year before, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Chin implant surgery increased more than breast augmentation, Botox and liposuction combined last year with both men and women opting for the procedure in nearly equal numbers.
Chin augmentation, or actually making the chin protrude more, increased among all patients over the age of 20, with the most significant increases in patients 40 and older, according to the society. Men and women who were 55 and over received the highest number of chin implants. This could be because the chin and jawline are among the first areas to show signs of aging, so people are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery. See Dr. Shapiro featured in a Channel 15 Chin Implant segment in the rise of teens getting chin augmentation.
Chin augmentation can be done by putting a semi-solid implant on top of the chin, by moving bone to reconstruct the chin or simply by using a needle and syringe for an injection to enhance the chin. The procedure leaves minimal scarring from a very small incision and is sometimes coupled with micro-liposuction to trim a double chin, enhancing the neck and jaw line even further. Recuperation is easy and patients can typically be back to normal routines in a matter of days.
The chin implant trend is predicted to continue, largely because of the quick recovery and low complication rate. This is an operation that is subtle, and is perfect for people who are not looking for huge changes, but rather a natural improvement to their appearance. For more information on getting a chin implant and putting your best face forward, contact Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today.