Chin Implants Popular Among Men and Women

Houston, TX- Looks are important and people place a great deal of value on having an attractive face and body. Since the face is the one of the first things people notice about each other, facial plastic surgeries repeatedly rank within the top ten most popular plastic surgeries. It’s no secret that Botox, nose jobs and eyelifts are among the most common cosmetic procedures, but you may be surprised to know that chin implants are the fastest growing surgeries among men and women.

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Facial beauty and attractiveness are achieved when the eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks and chin are in proportion to each other. Lacking a strong jawline or having a disproportionately large chin can lessen the attractiveness and harmonious balance of a person’s face. Not only can a jawline affect a person’s profile, but it is also one of the facial areas that can show the signs of aging along with a double-chin. This is why so many people in the past couple of years have increasingly sought out a chin implant of lift.

According to an April study by the ASPS, chin implants among men skyrocketed 76 percent and rose overall by 71 percent in 2011. The 55 and above demographic was the biggest driver in the popularity of the chin implant with 8,459 of 20,000 chin procedures performed on this age group.

ASPS’ president Dr. Malcolm Z. Roth explained, “The chin and jawline are among the first areas to show the signs of aging. People are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery.”

If you have a weak jawline, a cosmetic surgeon will make a pocket in the chin area under the muscles, leaving room to place an implant make of silicone or other material in that space. The procedure takes between two to three hours to preform and once the patient has healed the results can be dramatic.

While some people have almost no chin, others have the reverse problem; they can have a chin that protrudes from the face. This can be caused by a prominent jaw bone or too much soft tissue, and can be determined by a simple dental x-ray, and easily corrected by doctor through a chin reduction surgery.

Facial plastic surgery has a twofold benefit, the patient after a short period of recovery will see a marked improvement in their appearance, but the biggest benefit may be apparent in their self-confidence. When we feel better about how we look we can experience a significant boost in our self-esteem which is apparent in our personal and professional lives.

Once you’ve decided that facial plastic surgery is the right thing for you, the first step is finding the right plastic surgeon. If you live in the Houston-area, Dr. John P. Freeman is the right doctor for you. He has devoted his practice to enhancing and beautifying the human face.