What’s a cleft chin? Only humans have chins. Cleft chins are a distinctive dimples or crease on the front of the chin. They are also known as “butt chin” or “cleft chin”. Both men and women can have cleft chins. A genetic component causes this condition. However, many people have chins that range from completely smooth to the aperture.
Although the lower jaw bone (mandible) often has prominent tubercles on either side, this doesn’t contribute to a cleft-chin. The muscles of the paired chin (mentalis) may have a large space between them or thick muscles that create an intricate central groove.
How to fix a prominent cleft in the chin?
There are several ways to enhance the appearance of deep chin clefts. These vary in cost, permanence, and invasiveness.
- Soft tissue fillers: Synthetic soft tissues fillers can be injected in a matter of minutes into the chin dimple or cleft in an office setting. Your surgeon will determine whether a deeper or superficial injection is more effective depending on the depth and location of the cleft. These fillers are safe and can be reversed, but they tend to last 6-12 months.
- Fat Grafting: Your own fat can be used to fill in the chin with a permanent filler. However, it may cause an increase in the overall size. A small amount of fat from the abdomen is removed and refined before being transferred to the central chin.
- Botox: These injections can paralyze your chin muscles to reduce the appearance of a cleft. However, these effects last only a few months. Botox can be combined with fillers to create a synergistic effect.
- Genioplasty: Chin surgery is the procedure of modifying the jaw bone or relocating the chin muscles (mentalis). This allows for the correction of a larger defect without the need to make a visible incision. Surgery is usually permanent. There are some drawbacks to surgery, such as the need for anesthesia and a longer recovery period. To give your central chin a more round shape, chin implants can be used. A skilled plastic surgeon will recommend the best treatment based on your facial features and chin anatomy. This will create a harmonious facial harmony. It may take several weeks or months before the final results are visible. It is difficult to reverse a prominent chin cleft using only surgery. This is to preserve a natural look.