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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Aamir Siddiqui Dr. Siddiqui
Surgery - Plastics
27 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. David Lipson Dr. Lipson
Surgery - Plastics
46 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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!

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Gregory Vipond Dr. Vipond
Facial Plastic Surgery
15 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Brock Ridenour Dr. Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Arnold Malerman Dr. Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
49 years in practice
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University)
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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.

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Dr. Emily Ridgway Dr. Ridgway
Surgery - Plastics
17 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Daniel Sampson Dr. Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
22 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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! Dr Z

Dr. James Sidman Dr. Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
36 years in practice
Dartmouth Medical School
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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.

Dr. Kenneth Grossman Dr. Grossman
Dentistry - Endodontics
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Thomas Balshi Dr. Balshi
Dermatology
18 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Tony Willson Dr. Willson
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
St Matthew's University
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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."

Dr. James Sidman Dr. Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
36 years in practice
Dartmouth Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Herbert Hoover Dr. Hoover
General Practice
47 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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.