Losing weight is among the top health priorities of Americans today. With obesity still ranking high and the media’s promotion of skinny fashion models, the plastic surgery industry has been having a raving success over the past few years with weight losing procedures and aesthetic improvements. At the moment, chin implants are so popular among Americans that some have argued the procedure will become just as common as breast augmentation.
This Monday, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a report that pointed out chin implants to be the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedure among Americans last year. The obsession people have with putting of aging signs as much as possible has been supporting the rise of a whole new specialty in cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Malcom Z. Roth with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons explained why chin implants are so popular among Americans. Roth mentioned that both the chin and the jawline show the first signs of aging, so last year about 21,000 people had a chinplant procedure. “People are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery” said Roth.
The report points out that on the overall, the number of chin implants increased by 71 percent and by only a few hundreds, men were more interested in the procedure than woman. Men had 10,593 of chinplants, while women had 10,087 procedures. And about 8,500 such procedures were performed on patients over 55 years.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation, nose jobs and liposuction remain on top of the list of the most popular surgeries in the United States. But experts say that chinplants are going to become just as popular in no time.
As the interest grows for chinplants, Dr. Darrick Antell of the Columbia University explains what makes having a nice chin and a good jaw line so appealing. “Having a strong chin is not something you can gain via diet or exercise. You’re born with it or you see a surgeon to improve it”.
Technology seems to be another reason why chinplants have become so popular. Experts say nobody wants to see pictures of them with a double chin on Facebook. Antelly added that today’s society is much more image-driven than five years ago.