- 20,680 chin augmentations carried out in the U.S. in 2011
- Procedure grew more than breast augmentation, Botox and liposuction combined
- ‘On video chat technology, they may notice that their jawline is not as sharp as they want it to be,’ says Dr Malcolm Roth
PUBLISHED: 03:25 EST, 16 April 2012 | UPDATED: 09:11 EST, 16 April 2012
Chins are the new boobs according to latest plastic surgery figures.
Chin implants – coined ‘chinplants’ – are becoming the fastest growing cosmetic surgery trend, according to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and grew more than breast augmentation, Botox and liposuction combined in 2011.
Experts suggest the trend has been prompted by increased use of video conferencing in the workplace which causes employees to focus on their facial appearance.
Growing trend: this patient underwent a chin implant, rhinoplasty, and neck liposuction to change the shape of her face – pictures courtesy of Dr. Sherman, a plastic surgeon based in San Diego
Overall more than 20,000 procedures were carried out in the U.S. in 2011, the largest increase was seen in patients aged 40 plus, but their was also a sharp rise in patients in their twenties.
The two most popular options include a mentoplasty, which decreases the size of a chin which ‘juts out’ or is perceived as being too large and maxillofacial corrective surgery which actually alters the jaw position.
The plastic surgery web site RealSelf.com revealed the average cost of a chin implant in the U.S. as $4,671 (