Chinplants Gaining Popularity
A strong chin is associated with authority, self-confidence, and trustworthiness, perhaps explaining why chin augmentation, often called “chinplant”, is the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure. The use of online video chat, the aging baby boomer population, and a general desire to be more attractive are all reasons for the rise in chin augmentation popularity. Last year, the number of people seeking the procedure grew morethan breast augmentation, Botox, and liposuction combined with a 71% overallincrease.
Some individuals are born with a recessed chin, which may cause accelerated aging. The chin and jaw line are among the first areas to show signs of aging, and many individuals notice that their jaw line is not as sharp as they want it to be. Patients often consider chin augmentation because it can make a dramatic difference and help restore a youthful look. Chin implants are used to improve the overall appearance of an individual, much like a facelift or an eyelid surgery.
Moreover, the relationship of the chin and nose are very important, and a fair number of people seeking rhinoplasty need concomitant chin implants. Silicone is the most commonly used implant in this area, more so than Medpor or Gore-Tex. The advantage of silicone is that it can easily be removed if the patient does not like it.
A recently released wide-ranging list of statistics and trends in plastic surgery also revealed that many other procedures are on the rise as well, with the following procedures seeing a significant increase:
- Lip augmentation (49%)
- Cheek implant (47%)
- Laser skin resurfacing (9%)
If you are considering chin augmentation or would like to know more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh today by calling 310.461.0303.