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Chin implants are latest US cosmetic surgery trend

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According to the latest figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), chin implants – a.k.a. ‘chinplants’ – are the fastest growing cosmetic surgery trend in the US. Chinplants are becoming so popular that their numbers grew by more than breast augmentation, liposuction and Botox combined.

There were over 20,000 chin surgeries carried out in America last year – most of which were either mentoplasties, where the chin size is decreased, and maxillofacial corrective surgery, where the jaw position is altered.

Chin implant surgery takes up to around four hours to complete. Most patients will be able to have their cosmetic surgery under local anaesthetic. Once the anaesthetic has been given, a silicone implant will be placed into the jaw to give it a more defined look. Although the area will remain sore and swollen for up to a fortnight, most patients will be allowed home the same day.


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