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Case Study – Chin Cleft Creation Surgery

  Background: One of the very unique aesthetic features of the chin are dimples and clefts. While often perceived as being similar, they are not. Chin dimples are central circular indentations in the central mound of the chin pad. A chin cleft is a vertical groove located more along the inferior chin pad and crosses Read More…

Technical Strategies – Square Chin Implant and Vertical Cleft Creation

Chin augmentation is most commonly done by placement of a synthetic silicone implant. Chin implants today come in a wide variety of dimensions, historically providing only horizontal projection, but now available in vertical lengthening styles as well. For men chin implants are even available to provide an increase in width, also known as a square Read More…

Correction of Vertical Chin Clefts

  Midline clefts of the chin are both a desired as well as a disliked facial feature. For some patients who have these chin clefts naturally, they would like the depth of the cleft softened or even completely removed.  Such a procedure, chin cleft reduction, is possible. Contrary to popular perception, clefts of the chin Read More…

Chin Cleft Surgery – Making Them or Removing Them

  A cleft or dimple of the chin is  a visible indentation in the midline of the chin prominence. It can be small or quite deep and its presence is genetically determined. (dominant gene) It has appeared on many well known faces and most people can quickly name at least one famous person who has Read More…

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