“Chinplants,” i.e., surgical procedures that enhance and define the chin line, increased 71 percent between 2010 and 2011, outdoing breast augmentation, liposuction and even Botox, which increased a mere five percent between 2010 and 2011, according to new statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
“Having a strong chin is not something you can gain via diet or exercise,” says Dr. Darrick Antell, a Manhattan plastic surgeon and clinical professor of surgery at Columbia University. “You’re either born with it or you see a surgeon to improve it.”
The procedure is now popular with both men and women, with nearly 21,000 Americans opting for the operation last year alone, the ASPS reports.
Experts point to a handful of reasons for the rise in chinplants.
Chinspiration? More people are turning to plastic surgery to achieve a strong-jawed look like Jennifer Aniston (whose shapely chin is all natural).
“The biggest jump was in people over 40 which is the point where people are bridging the gap between youthfulness and middle age,” says Antell. “They’re getting loose skin under the jaw line and a chin implant can make an immediate improvement.”
At TruYou plastic surgery, our surgeons can discuss chin implants with you during your complimentary consultation. Facial Implants are made of solid silicone and can be placed through small incisions on the face or under your jaw.