Chin up! Or should we say chin implants are up? Chin implants are up 60 percent over 2015 according to the the Centre of Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in London. The rate of chin implants isn’t just up in the UK, it’s also up in the US. There were 13,197 chin implant procedures performed in the United States in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Peterson performs the chin implant on patients looking to get that chiseled chin appearance.
The chin implant is an excellent option for patients that have a recessed chin, often referred to as a weak chin. A weak or recessed chin is one that does not project proportionally to the rest of the face. Although historically the procedure has been popular in patients over the age of 40, younger patients are seeking the procedure at a faster rate.
The reason for the rise in chin implants? One reason cited by many individuals is that they are hoping to copy the dashing, defined, and distinguished looks of their favorite celebrities. Another reason is that many people are seeing themselves in their selfies, video conference calls, and on social media- and they are noticing things that perhaps they’ve never seen before.
There are more men opting for the chin implant procedure than ever before because they cite that having a strong chin denotes power and authority- which are two traits that many people feel are important to be successful in business.
During the chin implant procedure, an incision is made in the natural crease under the chin. After the incision is made, the space for the implant is created by gently stretching out the area to allow for the implant. The implant is inserted into the space and the incision is closed. The scar from the procedure is well hidden in the natural fold of the face.
Chin implants are made of synthetic material that allows them to be sculpted to balance the new addition in relation to the rest of the patient’s face. Many chin implant patients choose to have their procedure done at the same time as a rhinoplasty, or nose job procedure, to balance their features.
Curious about chin implants? Call Dr. Peterson today at 785-234-9000 to schedule your consultation.