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Chin Surgery: Popularity Of The Procedure Grew By 71% Last Year

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Chin augmentation surgery is now the fastest-growing kind of plastic surgery, according to a new report.

Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that chin augmentation surgery grew overall by 71 percent in 2011 from 2010 -- meaning rates of the surgery grew more than Botox, liposuction and breast augmentation, combined.

Overall, the study showed that 20,680 people received chin surgery in 2011.

Chin augmentation grew by 66 percent in 2011 for women, and 76 percent for men. By age, the surgeries grew by 77 percent for people between ages 40 and 54, and 70 percent for people ages 55 and older.

Breast augmentation is still the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, with 307,180 people receiving for the surgery in 2011. Nose reshaping was the second most popular procedure, followed by liposuction, eyelid surgery and facelifts.

"The chin and jawline are among the first areas to show signs of aging. People are considering chin augmentation as a way to restore their youthful look just like a facelift or eyelid surgery," Dr. Malcolm Z. Roth, M.D., president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said in a statement. "We also know that as more people see themselves on video chat technology, they may notice that their jawline is not as sharp as they want it to be. Chin implants can make a dramatic difference."

Other cosmetic procedures that grew more popular in 2011 include lip augmentation (which grew by 49 percent from 2010), cheek implants (which grew by 47 percent), laser skin resurfacing (which grew by 9 percent), soft tissue fillers (which grew by 7 percent) and facelifts (which grew by 5 percent).

For all the results, click over to to the full report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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