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Chin implants ChattanoogaChin augmentation is now considered the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure in the US. According to a recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons , chin implant procedures have increased by an amazing 71 percent since just last year. So what is behind this new found obsession with chins?

Many speculate that technology is fueling this plastic surgery phenomenon. With the majority of Americans regularly engaging in social media outlets such as Facebook and Skype, there is an increasing tendency to notice aspects of one’s appearance which were never recognized prior to video chatting and unflattering“tagged” photos which, for many, include the occasional “double chin” shot.

The chin may be particularly bothersome to many as this, along with the jawline, is one of the first facial regions that begin to reveal signs of aging. A chin implant can restore youth or provide a sharper, more pronounced lower face and ultimately allow for an aesthetically pleasing balance.

Chin Augmentation Surgery: What to Expect

During a chin augmentation (mentoplasty), a small incision is either placed under the jawline, lower lip or inside the mouth at the gum line. A solid, silicone implant is then inserted into the incision. Finally, the incision is sewn together with sutures. When the incision is made from inside the mouth, sutures are not visible. Recovery usually lasts for a week and it is recommended that mentoplasty patients refrain from strenuous activities for 3 to 6 weeks following the surgery.

Unlike breast implants, which are not intended as permanent devices, chin implants are intended to last a lifetime which means the patient will not ever have to replace the chin implant device.

Chin implant surgery at our practice typically starts at $3,000. If you would like more information on chin augmentation surgery, call 423-648-4011 and schedule your complimentary consultation with our cosmetic surgery experts.

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If you pay any attention to tabloid headlines, you will notice celebrity plastic surgery is a common topic. With the “Did She or Didn’t She?” ,or even more sensational, “Plastic Surgery Nightmare” features saturating the magazine covers, “plastic surgery” and “celebrity” are two terms which have become closely related. Cosmetic plastic surgery is so common in Hollywood that it is probably rare to find a celebrity that has gone completely without some sort of cosmetic enhancement.

However, good cosmetic surgery rarely receives the press coverage that botched jobs do. So, why? Aside from the fact that the negative stories tend to be more exciting to the public, good cosmetic surgery can be so subtle it often goes unnoticed to the unassuming eye.

The sign of good cosmetic surgery is, in fact, that there is no sign at all. This is a mentality greatly valued at our cosmetic surgery practice . Whether it be a face lift, brow lift or lip enhancement , the results should only enhance and rejuvenate your natural beauty….you, but only a few years younger. Your friends may notice something is different, but they can’t pinpoint just what it is.

The truth of the matter is that plenty of celebs are going under the knife, however, most find cosmetic surgeons who subtly enhance their natural beauty instead of completely altering it. Disastrous cases tend to result most likely as a combination of incompetence on the surgeon’s end or mental instability on the patient’s behalf. Patients with body dysmorphic disorder will often push plastic surgery to the extreme by augmenting features that do not need augmentation. This is a recipe for disaster.

Ultimately, cosmetic surgery can work wonders for one’s confidence and appearance when performed by a highly qualified, Board Certified surgeon on a mentally stable patient. To ensure satisfaction with your cosmetic surgery, make sure to research your surgeon. Do you like their before and afters? Are they board certified? Make sure you are undergoing cosmetic surgery for the right reasons.

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