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How do I know if I have a cleft chin or not?

How do I know if I have a cleft chin or not?

Look in the mirror: If your chin looks like Mr. Affleck's, you have a chin cleft. I hope you are happy with whatever Mother Nature gave you. People who like you for who you are like the little features about you that are distinctive. I hope you do as well. And how you carry yourself and treat others is what folks notice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a cleft chin and hate it with a passion. Its not insanely deep but its wide. What cosmetic surgery could correct this and about how much is it?

I have a cleft chin and hate it with a passion. Its not insanely deep but its wide. What cosmetic surgery could correct this and about how much is it?

Augmentation.: For best results, have a consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon who can examine you, make recommendations and discuss cost. ...Read more

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How long do injections to fix a cleft chin last?

Years: Longer acting materials injected deep. A product such as Sculptra consists of poly-L-lactic acid, sodium carboxymethylcellulose and mannitol which attract water and stimulates collagen production. The results are very long term and for many people permanent.
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To what extent do you have to pay to remove a cleft chin?

Entirely cosmetic: Fees for your requested procedure vary greatly from one doctor to another, so get a few opinions. But it's considered completely cosmetic in nature. A cleft chin is not a cleft lip! ...Read more

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No one in my whole family has a cleft chin! How is it that I have one?

No one in my whole family has a cleft chin! How is it that I have one?

Because you're lucky: Nobody really understands these things. What you do need to know is that people who like you for who you are like whatever Mother Nature gave you. Ms. Lovato (photo), Mr. Affleck, Mr. Penn, Mr. Gable and dozens of other Hollywood stars have kept theirs and seem to like them. I hope you do as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is cleft chin a good or bad for thing to have?

Hoping you can tell me, is cleft chin a good or bad for thing to have?

You decide: It's a normal variant. Life's hard enough without comparing your natural gifts to others'. People who like you for who you are like the little incidentals as well. People actually notice whether you're physically fit, how you carry yourself, and how you treat others. ...Read more

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Can I use collagen injections to correct cleft chin?

Can I use collagen injections to correct cleft chin?

Celft chin treatment: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

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Cleft chin. Any yoga technique?

Cleft chin. Any yoga technique?

Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

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Will botox or collagen injections correct a cleft chin?

Will botox or collagen injections correct a cleft chin?

Perhaps: Cleft chin is caused by the adherence of the skin in the middle of the chin to the deeper tissues. Correction requires releasing these strong attachments and placing a graft of fat or muscle to add volume. Filling agents injected under the cleft might be of some value, however, the results will be limited if the strong deep attachments are not released. ...Read more

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Is a cleft chin a birth defect?

Is a cleft chin a birth defect?

No contest: It's a normal variation, inherited from father's or mother's line. ...Read more

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Twin has a cleft lip and a small chin (which is known as micrognathia). How do you treat this?

Twin has a cleft lip and a small chin (which is known as micrognathia). How do you treat this?

Lip repair first: If this is an infant. Usually about 3 months of age. The small chin should not be addressed until growth is complete. If this is a newborn, it is best to have the child evaluated and followed by a multidisciplinary cleft lip and palate team. The ACPA had a list of teams. ...Read more

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Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch. What is the likely cause?

Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch. What is the likely cause?

Herpes: Sounds like herpetic lesions and the reaction of regional lymph glands! This would be more likely than not ORAL herpes ("cold sore") type. Check it out with your Primary Care Provider!

Hope this helps!
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How invovled is cleft lift surgery?

How invovled is cleft lift surgery?

Cleft "Lip"?: Cleft lip surgery is straightforward for a trained cleft surgeon. Even the wide ones and bilateral ones take an experienced surgeon about 1-2 hours to repair. Patients usually go home the next day, although older children and adults can often go home the same day. ...Read more

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What causes cleft lips and cleft palates?

What causes cleft lips and cleft palates?

Embryo failure: During the embryonic stage there is a failure of closure of suture lines. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy anal cleft?

What causes an itchy anal cleft?

Yeast: Any area were skin meets skin tends to become moist. This can allow for our own natural surface bacteria and yeast to grow. Yeast often tend to overgrow and cause itching. I recommend keeping the area dry with powder like zeasorb (over the counter) which keeps yeast counts down. ...Read more

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What is a congenital renal cleft?

Not sure: There are a few congenital renal anomalies however haven't heard of a "renal cleft." ...Read more

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What is the best way to feed a new baby with a cleft?

What is the best way to feed a new baby with a cleft?

Special bottles: Babies with cleft palate, with or without cleft lip, have a difficult time generated a good, long suck because of the hole in the roof of the mouth. They swallow fine, it is just difficult to get the milk into their mouth. There are 3 major brands of cleft bottles that allow squeezing of the bottle to get the milk into the baby's mouth so they don't become exhausted trying to suck. ...Read more

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I have a rathke cleft cyst, is this something to worry about?

I have a rathke cleft cyst, is this something to worry about?

Depends on symptoms: A rcc is a benign growth on the pituitary gland that is fluid-filled. Most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally on a ct or MRI of the brain. They are more common in females. Symptoms are commonly visual or headaches. Symptomatic cysts should usually be surgically drained with an expected good outcome. ...Read more

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I am a 6mm rathke's cleft cyst on my pituitary. Do people normally get these removed?

I am a 6mm rathke's cleft cyst on my pituitary. Do people normally get these removed?

Rathke's cleft cyst: Rathke's cleft cyst are not uncommon and and are only removed if they have become symptomatic due to size and compression of surrounding brain structures. A neurosurgeon can evaluate this for you further. ...Read more

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Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

If symptomatic: Rathke's cleft cyst is a developmental remnant of rathke pouch, a normal structure formed during development of the pituitary gland. Most cysts are found incidentally during MRI scanning for other reasons.

If the cyst is causing symptoms such as headaches, visual compromise, or is affecting normal pituitary function, the cyst can be removed surgically.

Check with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Are cleft lips/palates hereditary?

Yes: Cleft lip and palate is often hereditary, but can also appear for the first time in a family. About 40% of the time the cause of the cleft can be figured out. The rest of the time we don't know the cause. Hereditary clefting can occur frequently or infrequently in offspring. A genetics counselor with a cleft team can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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What causes a cleft palate?

What causes a cleft palate?

Cleft palate: Cleft palate can consist of the hard or soft palate. It develops due to a failure of fusion in facial development during the first trimester. There are a number factors - both genetic and environmental- that have been associated with these conditions. ...Read more

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Is there funding for cleft palate repairs?

Cleft palate: You should check with a dental school
there are groups of oral surgeons and orthodontist s who specifically spend certain times to do these procedures
many times they volunteer their services. ...Read more

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Why are some people born with cleft lips?

Why are some people born with cleft lips?

Many possibilities: It can be inherited, spontaneous (no known cause), from medications or drugs including alcohol and tobacco, folate (folic acid) deficiency, and other genetic causes. ...Read more

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Can cleft lips and cleft palates be repaired?

Can cleft lips and cleft palates be repaired?

Cleft repair: Yes, both cleft lip and cleft palate can be repaired. The website of the cleft palate foundation (http://www. Cleftline. Org/) has useful information about cleft surgery and other aspect of cleft care. ...Read more

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How frequently do cleft lips and cleft palates occur?

How frequently do cleft lips and cleft palates occur?

It depends on a lot.: Cleft lip and palate can be as high as 50% (one in two children) for people with certain genetic make up, or much lower. Caucasians have about a 1 in 1000 risk of cleft lip and or palate, Africans about 1 in 1200, some Asians as high as 1 in 300. ...Read more

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Can I smoke mariguana (blunt) after 1 week of cleft palete surgery?

Can I smoke mariguana (blunt) after 1 week of cleft palete surgery?

Post op instructions: The doctor who performed the surgery is the best one to ask regarding what you can and can't do and for how long. Call and ask. Having said that, I think it's way too early to jeopardize healing at this point. ...Read more