Though there are different trends each year, many of plastic surgery’s popular procedures remain the basically same year after year: breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). A very reliable procedure older procedure is gaining popularity, chin implant surgery. On the rise since 2011 (with a 71% increase from 2010-2011 alone), chin implants have been making headlines lately, since reality TV stars Farrah Abraham and Vicki Gunvalson recently debuted their new jawlines. Other celebrities who’ve gotten a new chin? Bristol Palin and Heidi Montag. It’s not just women getting chin implants though–it’s a popular procedure among men too.
Why are chin implants so popular?
Chin implants are on the rise for many of the same reasons rhinoplasty is so popular. The chin and nose are both very prominent features that can drastically alter facial appearance. For this reason, chin implants are very common among rhinoplasty patients, since doing both procedures at once allows the surgeon to attain greater facial harmony and symmetry for the patient. In addition, a prominent chin is unconsciously associated with power, and a weak chin can give the face a rounder, less angular appearance. This may be why men are attracted to the procedure, since most men want a strong, angular face.
Women and men considering face lift or neck lift procedures may also benefit from a chin implant at the same time. It can help lengthen the appearance of the jawline in someone with a very heavy neck and short jawline.
Are you a good candidate for a chin implant?
You may not have considered a chin implant, but it might be just what you need to balance out your facial features, perhaps combined with a rhinoplasty. Studies show that rhinoplasty patients who opt for the combination procedure are generally happier with their results.
Wondering if a chin implant is the right choice for you? Visit our facial augmentation page to learn more.