According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of chin implant procedures carried out in the USA increased by 71 percent between 2010 and 2011, which represented a larger increase in popularity than breast augmentation, liposuction and Botox combined. The most significant increase was among people aged between 40 and 54.
Why are chin implants so popular?
An American plastic surgeon has claimed that social media and the increased popularity of video calling have increased the popularity of chin implants.
Dr William J Vasileff, from the Birmingham Institute of Plastic Surgeons, said that surgeons across Michigan have experienced a significant increase in the number of people seeking chin implant treatment, which they have attributed to an increase in video calling, which has prompted people to take notice of their profile and notice flaws in their appearance.
Dr Vasileff also said that people from the baby boom generation are eager to compete with their younger counterparts and are resorting to surgery to achieve more youthful, attractive looks. Chin implant procedures are particularly popular with male models, who are keen to have the treatment to produce a more chiselled look and a strong jaw line, which are incredibly popular in the world of modelling at the moment.
About chin implants
Chin implants are designed to increase the size of the chin; the procedure is also known as chin augmentation. Implants are placed under the skin in the chin to make the chin more prominent. The aim of the procedure is to balance the facial features and create a more attractive profile. If you have a small chin, for example, this may make your nose look bigger, so chin implants will help to bring the size of the nose into balance.
Dr Vasileff also noted that many patients are choosing to combine chin implant procedures with rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job. According to the Michigansurgeon, altering the appearance and shape of both the nose and the chin has a dramatic effect on the aesthetic of the profile, as well as the appearance of the face from the front.