Dimple Reduction

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About Dimple Reduction surgery

Specifically, a cleft chin is a chin with a Y-shaped dimple down the middle

There was once a time, not so long ago, when being blessed with a cleft chin was considered a highly desirable facial feature. Today, an increasing number of men and women are undergoing cosmetic procedures to minimize the appearance of deep chin clefts and dimples.

The technical difference between a cleft chin and a chin dimple is that there is no associated underlying bone deformity to the latter, but in most instances, the treatments to correct them are similar if not the same.

In the vast majority of instances, chin clefting is caused by how the mentalis muscles are situated: there's either a wide space between the two mentalis muscles or they are particularly large, creating a valley of sorts between them.

How is a dimple reduction surgery performed ?

The primary surgical options to correct a cleft chin involve either modifying the chin bone itself, addressing the placement of the mentalis muscles, or a combination of the two.

One clear advantage of choosing a surgical option is that once your cleft chin has been smoothed out, in most cases you'll never need to do anything to it again. The results of the surgery are permanent.One popular surgical option to correct a cleft chin are chin implants. In this procedure the implant can be a piece of bone, either real or artificial. The implant is placed against the underside of the lower jawbone and underneath the mentalis muscles to give the chin a rounder shape.

When a cleft chin is the result of an indentation to the underlying bone, a surgery can be performed to shave the bone until it is even and blends in with the rest of the chin.

Much depends on how prominent a cleft chin you have. One important thing to keep in mind is that it's occasionally impossible to reverse a particularly prominent cleft chin through surgery alone. This is because the mentalis muscles can only be modified to a certain degree before the chin starts to look unnatural. In some instances, surgery can be combined with filler injections to meet the patient's cosmetic objectives.

How real are the results of Dimple Reduction Surgery & how long will they last ?

The results are first and foremost natural. The goals of dimple Reduction Surgery are to restore an aesthetically pleasing facial shape which is in balance with your facial features – i.e. looks natural and does not appear abnormal. Remember it can take 6 weeks or more for the final result to be achieved post-operation.

The results of dimple Reduction Surgery are permanent but note that as you age your chin will change over the years. For example, the tissues around the chin will continue to be affected by the aging changes and gravity.

 

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