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Chins are in with plastic surgery

Published On: Jun 05 2013 09:51:47 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 20 2013 03:28:20 PM CDT
Plastic surgery

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., -- Statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that chin augmentation is among the fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics -- a phenomenon which appears, in part, to be sparked by increased usage of video chat technology, an aging baby boomer population and a desire for success in the workplace.

Chin augmentation grew more than breast augmentation, Botox® and liposuction combined in 2011. The procedure skyrocketed in both women and men, as well as in all patients over the age of 20, with the largest increase seen in patients age 40 or older.

“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,” said 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.”

As a manager for a major software company, Lizette Stephens often finds herself face-to-face with people all over the world. And while she loves how technology keeps her in touch, she didn’t always like how it made her look.

“I do a lot of video chats and I’m in a lot of photos and noticed that my double chin was very pronounced. It really, really bothered me.  I wanted to do something about it to get a more profound profile and more definition in my chin area,” said Stephens.

Stephens received a chin implant from Darrick Antell, MD, an ASPS Member Surgeon based in New York City.  Dr.  Antell, who has studied the profiles of many CEOs, said, “We know that CEOs tend to be tall, attractive, good-looking people. We now know that these people also tend to have a stronger chin. As a result, people subconsciously associate a stronger chin with more authority, self-confidence and trustworthiness.”

Factors like wanting a competitive advantage in the workforce may lead people to consider a variety of cosmetic facial procedures.

About ASPS:The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 7,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. For more information, please visit www.plasticsurgery.org.

Source: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Cosmetic-Procedures/Chin-Surgery.html

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