How Can I Completely Get Rid Of A Chin Dimple/Cleft?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have quite a big cleft/dimple in my chin and I 100% want to get rid of it. I just wanted to know how much this procedure will cost and is it straight forward. Any advice would be hugely appreciated. Thanks 

A: Chin dimples and chin clefts have anatomical differnces but they both pose the same problem, getting rid of them 100% is not easily achieved particularly when they are ‘big’. The simplest and most straightforward method is by fat injections. A temporary elimination can be done by synthetic fillers. Fat injections offer the most straightforward approach for not overly deep chin dimples and clefts and are part of the treatment strategy when chin dimples and clefts are very deep. I would need to see some pictures of your chin to determine what is the best approach.

A chin cleft is an actual separation (defect) of the mentalis muscle with subcutaneous fat deficiency. In some cases they may even be a cleft in the underlying chin bone. A chin dimple is an isolated subcutaneous fat deficiency in the chin pad with only minor or negligible muscle deficiency.

Dr. Barry Eppley