Despite a lagging economy, people are still turning to plastic surgery for cosmetic procedures. One of these procedures has been growing in popularity over the past few years, surpassing even the most asked-for surgeries such as liposuction and breast augmentation. "Chin-plants" are keeping plastic surgeons across the country busier than ever, say experts. Since a strong chin line is not something that can be changed through diet and exercise, people who are unhappy with their chins often turn to surgical options.
Despite the common perception, doctors say men are not the only patients that are requesting chin implants as women often seek this procedure as well. Between 2010 and 2011, there was a 71% increase in requests for chin implants. More popular procedures like Botox and liposuction saw just a 5% increase during the same period. One demographic that has been turning to chin implants with great fervor is patients in their forties. Doctors believe that at this age, patients are on the threshold between middle age and youthfulness, and many patients believe that a defined chin can make the difference between looking younger or older. If you are considering plastic surgery and would like to discuss your surgical options, contact the West Coast Plastic Surgery Center today and set up a time to meet with a Westlake Village plastic surgeon.