The American Society of Plastic Surgeons published a report showing there has been a rise in the number of people receiving chin augmentation procedures which was posted on the Mother Nature Network. Below is an excerpt from the study. See the full article here.
The number of Americans undergoing plastic surgery on their chin rose dramatically last year, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
In 2011, more than 20,600 people received “chin augmentation,” a plastic surgery procedure that reshapes the chin with implants or by moving bones. That’s up from about 12,000 chin augmentation procedures in 2010, the report says.
Slightly more than half of chin augmentations were done in men. The largest increase was among people older than 40, the report says.
“The chin and jaw line are among the first areas to show signs of aging. People are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look,” said Dr. Malcolm Roth, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The report offered the increasing use of video-chat technology as one reason for the increase.
“As more people see themselves on video-chat technology, they may notice that their jaw line is not as sharp as they want it to be,” Roth said.
However, chin augmentation procedures are not at an all-time high. In 2000, close to 27,000 people underwent the procedure, according to the report.