Chin Implants: 2011’S Fastest Growing Procedure

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If FaceTime and Skype have made you pay more attention to how the camera captures your features, you’re not alone. New statistics released this week by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that chin augmentation is actually the fastest growing cosmetic procedure among all key demographics, which seems to be due in part to the increased popularity of video chatting, among other reasons such as an aging baby boomer population and a competitive workforce.

According to the ASPS, in 2011 chin augmentation procedures grew more than both liposuction and Botox injections combined. The number of chin augmentation procedures performed last year was 20,680-a 71 percent rise from 2010. The procedure skyrocketed in both women and men, as well as in all patients over the age of 20. The largest increases were in men (76 percent), and in men and women between the ages of 40-54 (77 percent).

“The chin and jawline are among the first areas to show signs of aging. People are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery,” says ASPS President Malcolm Z. Roth, MD. “We also know that as more people see themselves on video chat technology, they may notice that their jawline is not as sharp as they want it to be. Chin implants can make a dramatic difference.”

“Chinplants” weren’t the only cosmetic procedure gaining steam in 2011. Lip augmentation and cheek implants both saw significant boosts in popularity, with lip augmentation showing a 49 percent increase and cheek implants increasing by 47 percent.

Have you considered getting chinplants? Does it have anything to do with your reflection on FaceTime or Skype? If so, check out these tips on how to get camera-ready makeup here.

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