SOURCE: American Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

April 16, 2012 07:00 ET

New Stats: Chin Surgery Skyrockets Among Women and Men in All Age Groups

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL--(Marketwire - Apr 16, 2012) - New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics -- a phenomenon which appears, in part, to be sparked by increased usage of video chat technology, an aging baby boomer population and a desire for success in the workplace.

Chin augmentation grew more than breast augmentation, Botox® and liposuction combined in 2011. The procedure skyrocketed in both women and men, as well as in all patients over the age of 20, with the largest increase seen in patients age 40 or older.

Chin Augmentation By The Numbers:

Category # of Procedures in 2011 % Change
2011 vs. 2010
Overall 20,680 71% increase
Women 10,087 66% increase
Men 10,593 76% increase
20-29 years 2,750 68% increase
30-39 years 2,587 69% increase
40-54 years 5,075 77% increase
55 and over 8,459 70% increase

"The chin and jawline are among the first areas to show signs of aging. People are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery," said ASPS President Malcolm Z. Roth, MD. "We also know that as more people see themselves on video chat technology, they may notice that their jawline is not as sharp as they want it to be. Chin implants can make a dramatic difference."

Darrick Antell, MD, an ASPS Member Surgeon based in New York City has studied the profiles of many CEOs, said, "We know that CEOs tend to be tall, attractive, good-looking people. We now know that these people also tend to have a stronger chin. As a result, people subconsciously associate a stronger chin with more authority, self-confidence and trustworthiness."

For more statistics released today on trends in plastic surgery including gender, age, regional, national average fees, and other breakouts, view the ASPS 2011 National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics report at http://www.plasticsurgery.org/News-and-Resources/2011-Statistics-.html.

Join ASPS Member Surgeon Andrew Trussler, MD, for a video chat at www.realself.com on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:15 p.m. EST.

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