The decision to pursue cosmetic surgery can be challenging enough; not knowing exactly which type of procedure is best for you makes the process even more complicated. If you’ve been curious about the types of chin augmentation, specifically implant vs bone augmentation, we’ll take you through the differences and help you determine which is the best option for you.(more…)
If you’ve recently lost weight, you might notice that your chin suddenly seems out of place. Significant weight loss can be something to celebrate, but sometimes comes with unforeseen consequences. In this case, and in order to put your best face forward, you might consider a chin implant, also known as chin augmentation, mentoplasty, or simply chin surgery.
No matter what you call it, this procedure was created to change the contour of your chin. Although you can elect to just have a chin implant, sometimes patients opt to combine their chin surgery with a nose job to achieve a greater overall effect.
Check out what’s involved with a chin implant and consider whether you might be the perfect candidate for this popular procedure.(more…)
Americans are taking it on the chin more often. Literally. “Chinplants,” i.e., surgical procedures that enhance and define the chin line, increased 71 percent between 2010 and 2011, outdoing breast augmentation, liposuction and even Botox, which increased a mere five percent between 2010 and 2011, according to new statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Having a strong chin is not something you can gain via diet or exercise,” says Dr. Darrick Antell, a Manhattan plastic surgeon and clinical professor of surgery at Columbia University. “You’re either born with it or you see a surgeon to improve it.” The procedure is now popular with both men and women, with nearly 21,000 Americans opting for the operation last year alone, the ASPS reports.