What is the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure in the United States? If you are thinking breast augmentation, liposuction or the tummy tuck like most would, think again. The fastest growing plastic surgery for men and women of all ages is chin surgery.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chin surgery is the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure in the country. From 2010 to 2011, chin surgery showed a growth rate of 76 percent which was even more than liposuction, breast implants and BOTOX all combined.

Why the sudden interest in chin surgery?

Just a few years ago, plastic surgeons were performing as few as just one chin surgery – namely chin augmentation – per week, whereas in many cases, it has now risen to a couple or more procedures per day. So what is causing this rise in chin implant popularity? Believe it or not, but one of the most common reasons that patients are giving for their chin surgery is that they do not like the way that they look over social media such as Facebook and Skype. According to one surgeon in New York, “Until things like video chat and social media, we weren’t so used to seeing photographs of ourselves all the time or, for that matter, ourselves as others saw us.” Now that we are seeing ourselves constantly in places other than the mirror, many of us are taking action via chin surgery. What is causing our chins to age quicker than before? Aging is no longer the only enemy that your chin must face. As we continue to spend hours upon hours of the day looking down at the screen of our smart phones, our chins are weakening much faster than ever before. Ironic considering the fact that looking down at these pictures that we want to look better in is what may actually be contributing to the issue in the first place. Chin augmentation surgery is used to restore the chin to a more youthful and pronounced appearance. Click below to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon about how chin surgery can help you achieve your goal look.