Is this “notching” on my chin?

hi. i am in my late 20's. recently i norticed the notching, 2 bumps on chin below mouth, you talked about. have not been able to find a lot of info on the web regarding the subject. spoke to my plastic surgen about it, and he had not treated any patients with that concern. tried 0.5 cc Juverderm but did not see any significant result. can you please help. how do i get rid of them? any literature you recommand for my Dr?

Hmmm – I’m not sure we’re talking about the same thing.  "Notching" isn’t a medical term, it’s a lay term I sometimes use to describe those indentations that form to either side of the chin, right over the  jaw bone in women over 50 usually.  They look like kind of a …  well, notch……. with the chin in between and looser fleshy skin to the outside of each of them.  In your 20s, you shouldn’t really have those.  So if there are bumps on your chin, they may be something else.  Maybe seeing a dermatologist would be helpful.   Dr. I

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