According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the chin implant (genioplasty) is the fastest growing cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. The increase from 2010 to 2011 was an amazing 71%, with almost an equal amount of men and women. Chin augmentation even has a new trendy name, the “chinplant”.
Evidence suggests that video chatting may be the reason for the increase of the procedure. With the popularity of Skype and Face Time, people are now seeing themselves while talking. It is one thing to see a picture of yourself, but rarely before would you see yourself talking. Many are not happy with what they see, with the head tilted downward, the chin and neck tends to double up. The chin and jaw line are among the first areas to show signs of aging. The silicone chin implant extends the chin which pulls the skin of the neck tighter giving it a thinner look.
The procedure tends to make a dramatic but subtle improvement. Friends and family may notice an improvement but can’t really identify what the change is.
The increase in chin augmentation procedures is more than the increase in breast augmentation, Botox and liposuction combined. For more information on chin implant surgery, see the blog dated January 31, 2012