Deformities of the Chin in Children
Usually occurring along with deformities of the jaw and/or nose, chin deformities in children can also cause the patient difficulty eating, speaking, and/or breathing. Oftentimes, the chin is either too small (recessed) or too large (protruding) to naturally with other facial features, causing both physical and emotional discomfort if the patient is a child. Through genioplasty, or surgery of the chin, Dr. Burstein can help balance the profile and either move the chin forward or enlarge it with facial implants. For those with protruding jaws, chin reduction surgery adjusts the chin to match other aspects of the child’s profile.