There are many cosmetic options for improving the facial contour, but few are getting as much attention as the chinplant. Chin implants have become the fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the U.S. If you are looking for a way to turn back the clock on your appearance, or simply change the contour of your profile, chin augmentation may be the right choice for you.
Chin implants are an effective way to strengthen a weak chin line, offering a more attractive break between the lower face and neck. One reason the procedure has become more popular in recent years is due to the prevalence of video chat in today’s age of technology. People who see themselves on their computer screen may not be inclined to like what they see. Since the chin is often the prominent feature in the picture, the chin has become one of the major features people want to change.
The growing baby boomer population is another reason the popularity of chin implants is growing by leaps and bounds. As the face ages, the chin is often one of the features to suffer. By strengthening the jawline, individuals can regain a younger, more attractive facial profile.
Who's Getting Chinplants?
You might think women are the ones going for the chin implant idea, but think again. Yes, women are getting these procedures at a faster rate than ever before, but they are not the only ones headed to their cosmetic surgeon. Check out these 2011 figures on the number of patients who underwent chin implant surgery from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
- Women: 10,087
- Men: 10,593
- Patients 20-29 years: 2,750
- Patients 30-39 years: 2,587
- Patients 40-54 years: 5,075
- Patients 55 and over: 8,459
The largest increases in chin implant procedures were seen in patients between 40 and 54 years and men. It turns out women aren’t the only ones looking for a new look today. The growth of chin implants, at 71 percent, also outpaced growth of other procedures by a huge amount. For example, lip augmentation procedures only increased by 49 percent.
Dr. Smith offers chin augmentation procedures in his Las Vegas office. Implants are available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, allowing Dr. Smith to customize the procedure to his patients’ facial size and shape. If you want to learn more about this popular procedure, contact our Las Vegas office to schedule a consultation.