By Sacha Obaid
While diet and exercise can trim up your abdomen and tighten your butt, no amount of crunches and pushups can square up your jawline. Fortunately, there’s a cosmetic procedure that can: chin augmentation surgery, also known as a “chinplant.” Identified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as one of the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures around, a chinplant can dramatically enhance your jawline, transforming your chin into one of your sharpest features.
If you think your jawline could use a boost, read on to discover why a chin implant could be the perfect solution for you!
A Sign of Success
Having a prominent chin may not actually say anything about your ability to be a successful manager or hold a leadership position, but that doesn’t mean people don’t think it does. A 2007 study, for instance, shows that strong jawlines are highly associated with success in the business arena, with more than 90% of Fortune 500 CEO’s having chins “stronger than the average population’s.” This study, and many others like it over the years, shows that people respond to rather subtle facial features—and the shape of your chin is no exception. A chinplant could be just the right procedure to prop up your physical appearance and your confidence, allowing you to take your career to the next level.
With the rise of web apps like Facebook, Skype, Instagram, and Snapchat, and the widespread use of smartphones and tablets, people increasingly find themselves sharing pictures and communicating with friends, family, or even business associates online—often with their chins in a less than flattering position. The increase in the rapid sharing of candid photos and videos, often without an opportunity for a “chin check,” has double-chins and less-than-desirable profile shots proliferating all over the web. A procedure like a chinplant can help keep your face looking Facebook-friendly by extending the protrusion of your chin and strengthening the contour of your jawline so that your next batch of selfies can be truly “Like”-able.
A Quick Fix
While the materials used in chin implants can vary—from fillers such as Restylane to prosthetic chins made of silicone and other rubbery materials—the amount of surgery required to seriously strengthen a patient’s profile is generally fairly minor. This means that in the majority of cases (excepting patients with severely recessed chins) recovery time can be quite short, and little to no follow-up work is necessary. With modern chinplant techniques, getting the chin of your dreams has never been so easy!