Chin Augmentation Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery in U.S.
Statistics released last month by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery performed across every age demographic. New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker, has also noticed an increase in this procedure at his surgery center.
Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) May 15, 2012 — There were 20,680 chin augmentations performed in the U.S. in 2011, a 71% increase over 2010. This is the largest increase of all plastic surgery procedures, out pacing increases for the most popular procedures such as breast augmentation, botox and liposuction.
There are several factors which are being credited with the dramatic increase. One is the increased use of video chat technology such as Skype, video conferencing with webcams, and FaceTime on iPhones. Also a considered factor is the increased popularity of Facebook, which now has over 900 million members. Individuals are more concerned with facial symmetry now that their faces are online for all acquaintances to see.
“Age is the overriding factor in this type of plastic surgery. The largest percentage increase in chin augmentation is 77% in the age 40-54 group. This age group is just beginning to see the effects of aging on the face with increased skin laxity. A chin implant can make an immediate dramatic improvement,” explained New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker.
The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has examined their own statistics and found a 150% increase in patients seeking chin augmentation. New Jersey surgeon, Dr. Parker, uses a tapered silicone implant with a small incision in a procedure that takes about 30 minutes for his chin augmentation patients. Patients are amazed at how this small change can make such an extraordinary difference.
The Parker Center uses digital technology to show patients how they will look after their chin augmentation. New Jersey patients view these images to understand Dr. Parker’s treatment plan and to establish expectations about results.
Dr. Parker often combines a chin augmentation with other facial procedures such as rhinoplasty or liposuction of the neck. By combining these procedures, he is better able to create more natural and balanced symmetry to the face. For example, Dr. Parker can better balance the nose (the most prominent facial feature) with a chin implant resulting in less extensive rhinoplasty work. Overall this produces a much more natural, pleasing appearance.
“My problem was a double chin. I really felt it made me look older than I am, 36. Dr. Parker did a chin augmentation and liposuction on my neck. I’m really very pleased with the results and I don’t know why I waited so long to have it done” –Dave, New Jersey chin augmentation and neck liposuction patient.
Patients who undergo chin augmentation at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery are given a local anesthetic in addition to intravenous sedation administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. A ¾’ incision is made under the chin and the tapered chin implant is inserted directly onto and adheres to the jawbone. Sutures are removed 4-5 days later and the incision area is virtually imperceptible. Patients of the Parker Center report very little to no pain, and any swelling or discoloration eases after the first several days post-op. Most return to normal activities within 3-4 days and exercise after 10 days.
“We’ve been using these extended anatomical chin implants for some time now, and they are very effective. Our patients love the natural look these anatomic implants create and they feel perfectly natural as well. They come in a variety of sizes to fit different individuals,” explained Dr. Parker.
A chin implant is a relatively straightforward procedure that can be easily done by a surgeon who is experienced, uses his or her best judgment, skills and aesthetic eye to create the balanced, symmetry that will best enhance your appearance.
The staff at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery understands that the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is intensely personal. Most patients are looking to make small but dramatic enhancements that are natural looking yet reduce the appearance of the signs of aging, which patients receive from a chin augmentation. New Jersey native, Dr. Paul M. Parker, is very popular among his chin augmentation patients.
“With the prevalence of the internet, most people who come to see me are very educated on the type of cosmetic procedure they are interested in. Our staff and surgical team work diligently every day to exceed their expectations. Patients often tell me that their New Jersey plastic surgery was ‘a wonderful experience’ and how warm, caring, and professionally everyone treated them. That’s our goal,” said Dr. Parker.
The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has a fully accredited, state of the art, on-site surgical center, Surgiplex, LLC. Here, Dr. Parker has duplicated the safety of a hospital but in a beautiful, calm, more relaxed setting. The 2,300 sq. ft. facility was designed with patient safety in mind and includes a separate, dedicated HVAC system with a special air filtration system. The center also includes an emergency generator to provide power in the event of an outage. The operating room, lights, equipment and anesthesia are all state of the art.
Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.