16 doctors weighed in:
What is behind the rise in chin implants?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Webcam, smart phone?
When some people see themselves in profile, they think that they need a change in appearance.
One of the things that might be noticeable with newer imaging devices is a "receding" chin. If there is micrognathia, then having plastic surgery is one option for dealing with it. I suggest that patients consult an experienced board-certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon if concerned.

In brief: Webcam, smart phone?
When some people see themselves in profile, they think that they need a change in appearance.
One of the things that might be noticeable with newer imaging devices is a "receding" chin. If there is micrognathia, then having plastic surgery is one option for dealing with it. I suggest that patients consult an experienced board-certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon if concerned.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. James Bates
Chin augmentation surgery is definitely on the upswing. With our aging population, many mature adults are becoming more aware of their deficient chins and are seeking answers. Sometimes that involves a chin implant, but these can look somewhat artificial, since they are. An option which is often more esthetic and natural appearing is an operation called a genioplasty, where the chin is moved forwa
Dr. Pam Yoder
Great comment, Dr Bates. Can you post the rest of it in a comment here? Pam
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Jobs & focus on face
The rise of internet webcam and specifically the "facetime" applications where not only others but self visualization of the transmitted image especially when tucking your chin makes this a particularly recent phenomenon as individuals use smartphones/webcams/electronic imaging for communications, dating, conferences, job applications.
A strong jawline conveys youth and strength and confidence.

In brief: Jobs & focus on face
The rise of internet webcam and specifically the "facetime" applications where not only others but self visualization of the transmitted image especially when tucking your chin makes this a particularly recent phenomenon as individuals use smartphones/webcams/electronic imaging for communications, dating, conferences, job applications.
A strong jawline conveys youth and strength and confidence.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
It is important not to put in too big an implant, for the importance is to have a good neck angle in proportion to the rest of te cranial measurements.
Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Interesting question
The standard explanation is that the rise in videoconferencing (vc) has lead people to think they have weak chins.
Many factors might feed into this, including the focal lengths of the lenses used for vc, the fact that the lenses are usually looking up at your face. There are good indications for chin augmentation, either with implants or bony advancement: all the facial relationships matter here.

In brief: Interesting question
The standard explanation is that the rise in videoconferencing (vc) has lead people to think they have weak chins.
Many factors might feed into this, including the focal lengths of the lenses used for vc, the fact that the lenses are usually looking up at your face. There are good indications for chin augmentation, either with implants or bony advancement: all the facial relationships matter here.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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2 comments
Dr. Pam Yoder
I thought "VC" meant something different where you are :)
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Unless medically necessary, chin implants would be classified as elective cosmetic surgery. Call it personal choice, improving one's self image or vanity, it is not medically necessary.
Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Genioplasty
Many folks with chin deficiency are becoming more aware of appropriate treatment alternatives, and more are aware of what cosmetic surgery can accomplish.
I generally recommend a true sliding genioplasty, an osteotomy of the chin, rather than an artificial chin implant. The cosmetic results are superior and you don't run the risks associated with silicone or other artificial implants.

In brief: Genioplasty
Many folks with chin deficiency are becoming more aware of appropriate treatment alternatives, and more are aware of what cosmetic surgery can accomplish.
I generally recommend a true sliding genioplasty, an osteotomy of the chin, rather than an artificial chin implant. The cosmetic results are superior and you don't run the risks associated with silicone or other artificial implants.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. BHARAT Shah
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Face time
As more and more people use their smart phones, ipads, and computers for online video chat, they now see themselves from the unflattering viewpoint of the webcam. This has prompted many people to see their plastic surgeon to consider chin implant surgery.

In brief: Face time
As more and more people use their smart phones, ipads, and computers for online video chat, they now see themselves from the unflattering viewpoint of the webcam. This has prompted many people to see their plastic surgeon to consider chin implant surgery.
Dr. BHARAT Shah
Dr. BHARAT Shah
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Dr. Stephen Lorino
Internal Medicine
In brief: Vanity
Vanity and looking like the movie stars.

In brief: Vanity
Vanity and looking like the movie stars.
Dr. Stephen Lorino
Dr. Stephen Lorino
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