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The “Chinplant”- The Fastest Growing Trend in Plastic Surgery!

By April 23, 2012 No Comments

Have you noticed during your recent facetime chats or skype videos that your face is lacking definition or that double chin has got you down? You are not alone! You may be a good candidate for a chin implant. Chin implants are the fastest growing trend in plastic surgery having grown 71% since 2010. In 2011, almost 20,700 Americans got chin augmentation surgery, known as a “chinplant.”

Having a more defined chin and jaw line can restore a youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery as those areas are among the first areas to show signs of aging. Chin augmentation is also popular because it is a relatively easy operation for the patient while producing noticeable changes in the silhouette of the face.

Chin augmentation using surgical implants can alter the underlying structure of the face,  providing better balance to the facial features. This operation is often, but not always, performed at the time of rhinoplasty to help balance the facial proportions.

Chin augmentation operations can last thirty minutes to one and one-half hours, depending on the circumstances of your case and the procedures can be performed with either a local or general anesthetic, depending on patient and surgeon preferences. Usually, the chin is taped after surgery to minimize swelling and discomfort. Sutures are usually removed in five to seven days and a patient may be asked to wear a supporting brace during the day or at night to allow your implant to heal in the best position possible and prevent shifting in the first few weeks after your surgery. Swelling usually disappears within the first five to seven days and many patients return to work, with the help of some make up camouflaging, within five days after the surgery. However, numbness and discomfort may continue for two to three months after.

Call us today to schedule your consultation to discuss if you are a good candidate for chin augmentation!

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Group

(310) 853-5147