Those with a cleft chin, commonly referred to as a “booty chin,” often want to know ‘how to get rid of a butt chin.’ While cleft chins are natural and nothing to be ashamed of, a very prominent chin cleft or chin dimple certainly can cause anxiety and impact self-esteem for many people.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons offer a wide range of cleft chin removal options–from chin surgery to medspa options.

If you want to get rid of a cleft chin, take the first step towards a more confident you – call 949-359-8397 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daneshmand today.

What is a Cleft Chin?

A cleft chin, often colloquially referred to as a “butt or dimpled chin,” is a distinct facial feature characterized by visible creases in chin anatomy, causing a chin dimple. This chin dimple is the result of an underlying genetic variation in the formation of the prominent tubercles in the lower jawbone and chin muscles, in some cases due to a jaw that didn’t fuse properly.

While some individuals proudly embrace their very prominent chin cleft as a unique aspect of their appearance, such as icons Clark Gable or Kirk Douglas, others may find their “booty chin” as a source of self-consciousness or insecurity, wanting to completely reverse their chin immediately. It’s a personal preference our plastic surgeons understand completely.

What Causes a Butt Chin?

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A cleft chin is a genetic trait. Cleft chins occur when there is an alteration in the development of the lower jaw bone and the underlying chin muscles during fetal development. While largely genetic, variations in facial bone and soft tissue structure can affect cleft chin size.

Having a cleft chin is a natural variation and not a defect. Some individuals view it as a distinctive feature, while others may wish to explore options to get rid of a cleft chin.

At Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer a range of cosmetic procedures for those who choose to modify their appearance while always emphasizing that every individual’s uniqueness should be celebrated.

How to Get Rid of Cleft Chin

For those with a very prominent cleft chin or chin dimples, there are a few ways to get rid of a cleft chin.

Filler Injections for Cleft Chins

Filler injections are an option for those with a deep chin cleft who don’t want to undergo cleft chin surgery. These safe and effective filler injections can be injected directly in the wide space or indentation of the chin.

By carefully administering hyaluronic acid fillers, our skilled estheticians at our Orange County Medical Spa can create a rounder shape and more contoured chin appearance, making cleft chins barely noticeable in many cases.

Fillers tend to be a temporary solution. Those who want complete cleft chin removal will have to get fillers regularly or get a permanent filler via chin surgery.

Our cosmetic surgery team offers many facial fillers in Bakersfield, CA.

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Fat Grafting for Cleft Chins

Fat grafting is a surgical procedure that offers a natural and lasting solution for addressing the appearance of a cleft chin. During this procedure, the patient’s own fat is carefully harvested from soft tissue in the abdomen or thighs, and then purified.

It is then strategically injected into the chin area to fill in the area between chin muscles, creating a rounder shape and look of a new chin. Using your own fat not only helps reduce a prominent cleft chin but also provides a natural appearance and long-lasting results. 

Genioplasty (Cleft Chin Surgery)

A genioplasty is chin surgery. This chin surgery is often used as a permanent filler to change the appearance of a cleft chin. 

Cleft chin surgery involves the reshaping of the chin bone to create a more balanced chin profile. During the procedure, plastic surgeons carefully reposition the chin bone, adjusting to a rounder shape and reducing the cleft’s prominence.

In some cases, plastic surgeons will use a chin implant as a permanent filler to change the appearance of the lower jaw bone.

Genioplasty is a permanent way to completely reverse a genetic trait, such as a chin cleft, and can be done with or without chin implants. Unlike injections and dermal fillers, this is a permanent solution to a prominent cleft chin, although it often results in a visible incision and six to twelve months of recovery time.

Dr. Danesmand offers all Orange County facial procedures, ensuring that patients can achieve their desired chin aesthetics with safety and precision, ultimately helping them be more comfortable in their own skin.

How Much Does it Cost to Get Rid of a Chin Cleft?

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The cost of cleft chin treatment varies based on several factors, including the procedure selected, location, the experience level of your plastic surgeon, and the extent of cleft chin correction. 

For those seeking non-invasive options like Orange County Botox and dermal fillers, prices typically range from $500 to $4,000.

Facial fat grafting, a more extensive procedure, tends to be more expensive, with average prices ranging from $1,500 to $15,000. Genioplasty, which involves surgical chin bone modification, is often the most expensive option, with average prices ranging from $2,000 to $11,000. 

Our plastic surgeons can perform a thorough physical examination of your chin and face to determine the most suitable procedure for you and provide an accurate estimate tailored to your specific needs.

Cleft Chin Surgeon in Bakersfield, CA

If you’re considering addressing your chin muscles or exploring any other type of cosmetic surgery, we invite you to take the first step towards your new chin and increased self-confidence by contacting Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute today.

Our team, led by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Daneshmand, is dedicated to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals in a safe and supportive environment. Whether you’re interested in non-invasive options like dermal fillers or are considering chin surgery procedures such as genioplasty for cleft chin removal, we offer a wide range of personalized solutions.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at 949-359-8397 to schedule an appointment and begin your journey toward a more confident and revitalized you.