In order to determine if you are a good candidate for cleft chin surgery, you need to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. You can use the ASPS’ Find a Plastic Surgeon tool to find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area. The plastic surgeon you choose will be able to determine the best surgical option for you and your child. This consultation will help you understand the risks and benefits of the procedure.
What is a cleft chin?
A cleft chin is a birth defect that occurs when the jaw bones don’t fuse together properly during fetal development. This causes the chin to appear “butty.” People with this condition often experience no symptoms or limitations at birth, but they may develop the deformity later in life. It’s typically unnoticeable when the child is young, but it becomes visible by their first birthday.
Surgical treatment for cleft chins is available to fix the underlying bone and smooth it out. In some cases, the chin bone can be shaved, the skin can be filled with wrinkle filler, or a chin implant can be installed. However, this treatment is not for everyone and can lead to a longer recovery period. Also, the effectiveness of surgery will depend on the shape of the patient’s face. Some cleft chins are harder to smooth out than others.
What causes a cleft chin?
The reason for a cleft chin is not clear. It is a condition where the jaw bones fail to fuse together during fetal development, causing the chin to have a butt-like shape. This deformity has no negative effects on the individual, but is a physical manifestation of a genetic trait. The condition is more common in people from European descent. Regardless of the cause, there are treatment options available for cleft chin.
While the genetics of a cleft chin are largely unknown, there are a few factors that contribute to its development. In many cases, a dominant gene is responsible for developing a cleft chin. It is important to note that this does not guarantee that all children will have this condition. The genes that determine the cleft chin are inherited from both parents. The genetic makeup of each partner affects whether or not a child will have a cleft chin or a smooth chin.
One of the most common surgical treatments for cleft chin is chin augmentation, which involves placing an implant underneath the skin. The implants help smooth out the chin’s indentation, and they can be removed or partially removed. Other methods involve the use of fat grafts. Fat grafting can remove a dimpled chin and add volume to the overall face. But the procedure carries risks and can be reverted if the patient experiences any negative side effects.
There are many surgical options available to correct cleft chin. Some require extensive incisions, but others are less invasive and require a short recovery time. Surgical procedures for cleft chin vary in their cost, invasiveness, and permanence. To find a plastic surgeon who offers the best possible results for you, use the ASPS’ Find a Plastic Surgeon tool. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a candidate for cleft chin surgery.
Preparation and safety
Whether you’re having a cleft chin repair, a chin implant, or a different surgical procedure, preparation and safety are important to a successful outcome. While preparation and safety for each procedure are slightly different, you can expect a smooth recovery and minimal pain. Surgery will vary in invasiveness, cost, and permanence. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed pre-op instructions that will help you prepare properly for your surgery.
A few weeks before your child’s surgery, prepare your child by cutting small incisions along the gum line. This will help the surgeon stretch the palate tissue. The incision will then be left open for about three weeks to heal properly. The stitches or sutures will dissolve over time. You should avoid giving your child aspirin or ibuprofen for a week before surgery. However, aspirin and ibuprofen can cause bleeding problems after cleft palate repair. A week before the surgery, a hospital nurse will call you to ask about your child’s medical history. She will ask about any recent illnesses, any previous surgeries, and immunizations. You should also tell her if your child has all the recommended immunizations.
How much does surgery cost?
Cleft chin is a genetic deformity marked by a dimple in the middle of the chinese bone. Surgery for cleft chin can add a dimple to the chin or remove it completely. Surgery may include the addition of a bridge, chin implant, or fat grafts. The surgeon will determine the most effective technique for your particular case, but the final cost may be over $1000.
Cosmetic chin procedures are usually reversible and cost less than traditional surgery. Surgical procedures, such as chin augmentation, can involve modifying the jaw bone and altering the muscles to give a more appealing appearance. The cost of these procedures depends on the extent of the surgery. Because cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance, patients must pay out-of-pocket. However, patients can apply for financing through CareCredit(r) or Prosper Healthcare Lending.
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