Rise in ’chin augmentation’ expected to make you more self conscious about your chin

A plague of unattractive chins is haunting America. Some are too saggy. Others lack a lantern-jawed je ne sais quoi. Luckily, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons is on the case. According to statistics the organization released Monday, ‘chin jobs’ are the newest hot thing in paying to make yourself look weird.

From Postmedia:

(T)he popularity of chin augmentation procedures grew by 71 per cent to 20,680 procedures in 2011 — more than the combined growth of breast augmentation, Botox and liposuction.

 The popularity of the procedure skyrocketed in both men and women in the U.S., with the largest increase in patients over the age of 40, a segment of the population that recorded a 77 per cent spike in those who underwent the surgery.

Despite the spike in popularity, chin jobs remain a fraction of the overall cosmetic surgery business.

From the BBC:

Last month, data from American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery showed liposuction was the most common cosmetic surgical procedure with 325,332 operations.

This was closely followed by breast augmentation (316,848).