A Receding Chin, also known as Retrogenia, is a condition that occurs when the chin protrudes backwards toward the neck. In most cases, a receding chin is something that is caused by someone’s genetics, however, it can also occur as part of the natural ageing process in both men and women. It is also possible to be born with a receding chin, or for one to develop due to an overbite.
The jaw is a complex structure that is made up of bone and tissue, both of which determine its position and appearance. Ageing can cause a natural reduction in both the bone and soft tissue that is found around the jaw, this can result in Retrogenia in some circumstances.