I would like a cleft chin. Currently I have no chin, or it recedes so much it seems that way. Can I get exactly the chin I want with a chin implant? Would adding the cleft add a lot to the cost of the surgery?
Many people who consult me for rhinoplasty also have questions with regards to their chin. An underdeveloped chin is actually quite common. Placement of a chin implant or genial augmentation, can be performed under mild sedation and the recovery period is about a week. A chin implant in the proper patient will strengthen the jaw line and give the patient an appearance of strength which can really boost self confidence. I have placed clefts into chins but, I have to say, that even the best surgical outcome is not as attractive as a natural cleft. Chin implants do not come with clefts already in them, and this requires resection of a portion of the muscles and suturing in the proper location. Placement of a cleft in addition to a chin implant does increase the cost of the chin augmentation procedure but, not by a great deal. I would be happy to see you in consultation so that we can show you with the use of computer imaging the effects a chin implant will have on your appearance.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld