Chin Implants And 4 Other Weird Plastic Surgeries

 
on April 16 2012 11:19 AM

Chin implants, also known as chinplants, became the fastest-growing cosmetic procedure in 2011 -- doctors performed over 20,000 surgeries on both men and women, a 70 percent increase over 2010.

Almost 14 million people spent over $10 billion on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in 2011, a 5 percent increase from 2010, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The most common surgeries were breast implants and nose reshaping, but other procedures such as Botox and facelifts rose as well.

The ASPS attributes increased chinplant to the relative ease and safety of the procedure. Doctors insert a small, rubbery implant through an incision in the patient's chin. Complications are rare, usually consisting of numbness, infection and bleeding, but patients typically recover in a few days.

While many cosmetic surgeries are commonplace, there are some weird plastic surgeries that people elect for. Click through the slideshow to see some of the weirdest plastic surgeries that people undergo.

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