April 17, 2012 – Our last post talked about how there was a 71% increase in the number of men and women having chin augmentation last year (2011). The American Society of Plastic Surgeons stated that the desire to look more youthful and competitive in the workplace is a big motivating factor for many professionals who are getting chin implants. A strong profile is often associated with a well-defined chin.

But some other facial procedures also gained momentum last year, and that may also be due to increased workpace competition.

There was a 49% increase in the number of lip augmentation procedures performed in 2011. Cheek implants also rose 47% over the previous year. Laser skin resurfacing also spiked 9% in 2011. Soft tissue fillers for facial rejuvenation climed 7% in 2011 and there was a 5% increase in the number of facelifts performed in the U.S. last year.

We’ve heard that the number of cosmetic surgery procedures tends to climb when the economy improves. But it may also be that the more competitive the job market is, more professionals turn to cosmetic surgery to look more youthful, competent and capable.

[tags]Chin Augmentation, Lip Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery[/tags]