How Painfull is a Chin Implant?

  • dasikins
  • St.Louis
  • 1 year ago

My doc suggested one when I went in to have my nose reviewed.  I think I need one, but I am getting mixed reviews about the pain.  Surprisingly most indicate rhinoplasty is not nearly as painful as I had originally thought.  I am not getting the same feeling about a chin implant. I just had a biopsy above my clavicle and that was pretty miserable for over a week.  That was ONE tiny incision, but because the muscle connected to my facial muscles every time my lips moved so did the scare. Any honest feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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I had my surgury done June 11th. It was excruciatingly painful. A med implant w/ wings was used. I have had other surgeries & I can honestly msay this was the worst for pain. I guess it all depends on if your surgeon happens to stretch the nerves around the placement of the implant. It is getting better each day but wow! The pain was bad. At least in my experience. Never had any pain w/ rhino or blepharplasty. Boobs was moderate & only for 3 days
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When I went in for the initial consultation, the surgeon and all the nurses were in agreement that the chin implant + neck lipo is the easiest procedure they do. This was at a large hospital's Ear Nose & Throat surgery department, so they do medical/reconstructive as well as elective cosmetic surgeries. They actually said I would be able to go back to work on Monday (surgery was on Friday) but I ended up staying home for a week due to the swelling and bruising. I can post some pictures at some point to give you an idea of how it looks at different times. Now I'm 1.5 weeks post-op and I'm back to work, just using a bit of coverup for the remaining stubborn bruises and have a small bandaid on the incision with neosporin on it.
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I had a large implant 4 weeks ago and I had no pain at all... I was given pretty heavy meds but only took a Tylenol on the second day. I never felt pain, just a stretching sensation around the chin and a pulling sensation around my neck as I had lipo as well. Check out my posts to see the different stages of swelling and let me know what you think. Tx
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I had the same, large chin implant with lip around neck. My experience was a little different than yours. I was in pain, like aching throbbing pain, and I used vicadin for a week. I'm now 1.5 weeks in (surgery date was 4/5) and just using Tylenol. I also stayed home from work for a full week due to the swelling/bruising and pain. I went in for a check up one week after surgery and was given arnica gel and dissolving pellets which seemed to work wonders on the bruising/swelling.
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@jjj667788 I saw your photos and I can't believe how little swelling and bruising you had. Did your implant have wings?
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Yes it's a large silicone with wings... I'm 4 weeks post op and the swelling has come down a lot... I hated it at first be side I thought it was too big, although it sounds like this is a common feeling... I had my second post op last week and told the PS what an emotional roller coaster ride this has been and said its very common... With the combination of the new look, swelling, and the fact you don't see the final results until month 3 all play a big part. He also stated that it takes the brain apx. 6 weeks to adjust to the new face which I found very interesting... It makes sense.. I've been looking at my face 100's of times a day for 38 years seeing every sliver of change, then all of a sudden, bam!! I'm starting to feel better about it now and looking forward to the final results
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It was an emotional roller coaster for me too. Of course after post op I looked like a chipmunk with bruises that didn't help. I am two weeks post op and I am starting to adjust. I have spent a lot of time looking at myself in the mirror and pictures since my surgery and oh no! I keep finding other stuff wrong. I love your pictures and think your chin looks marvelous.
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Thank you for the feedback! The best advice I can give is that it just takes time for the swelling to come down and you have to be patient. As long as the surgery was done correctly and the implant is not sticking out in any way, you should be fine... I'm still seeing slight changes daily and I'm only 4 weeks out
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I had a large chin implant a week ago. You can see my pictures and how it is going so far if you click on my picture. It was painful the first two days, mostly because my face was so swollen but my chin area was numb, it is still numb but the feeling in my lower lip is about 90 %. One side is still tingling similar to when you go to the dentist when the anesthesia is wearing off. Everyday the numbness is getting less and less.
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I'm having similar numbness 1.5 weeks after surgery. It's pretty much only RIGHT on my chin, particularly underneath. My lips aren't numb at all.
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The left side of my lower lip is still tingling but the numbness seems to be going away slowly. I am wondering what in the world they injected that last an entire week! I hate the fat lip feeling after going to the dentist and that only last a couple of hours. I probably won't complain about the dentist for a while. I'm really starting to like the way it looks. You might find this interesting, I saw my neighbor for the first time after my surgery, she didn't seem to notice at all! My husband told me it is just a subtle change, for me it is huge difference. How do you like yours so far? Do you plan on posting pictures?
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I love mine so far, I can't stop looking at myself and taking pictures from the side to see my profile, haha. I am planning to post pictures, maybe when I get home from work today. I wrote up a review a few minutes ago, just have to add pictures.
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Some of my best friends have yet to even notice. Crazy right?! I had the same numbness and my surgeon reassures me it would go away. After a month and a half or so it was gone.
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I saw a friend last night who didn't notice at all (or at least didn't say anything). It is really crazy how much WE notice the difference, but no one else does. Not surprising, really, considering we always pay more attention to ourselves than anyone else does.
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Would love to see the pictures.
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I guess you must be correct because she didn't seem to notice at all and it is crazy! She would have seen the difference if she saw me one day post op because I honestly looked like a chipmunk. Glad to hear some reassurance that my chin won't stay numb forever.
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I'm getting mine in June I'd love to know
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I had a chin implant last year and only took medication the day of the surgery. I did not take meds after that and although it hurt it wasn't horrible pain, it was more of a soreness and after that more of a tender feeling. It wasn't bad at all I highly recommend getting a chin implant!!! Good luck :)
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I had mine 1.5 weeks ago and I'm curious as to what your experience was with bruising and swelling. That's definitely been the worst part for me, and I'm wondering what everyone else had. The main problem was that I had to stay home from work for a week because I looked like I had been in a terrible accident or physically abused (strangled and punched in the face).
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No one? Where is a good place to ask questions then? I would hate to ask the doctors.
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I had a small chin implant along with a neck and lower facelift surgery on Feb. 7 2013. I also had a tummy tuck at the same time. I had the chin implant done orally. I have to say I had the most pain from my chin implant surgery. The inside of my mouth was so painful for a full 3 weeks. I don't normally need pain meds but by the afternoon I had to take a vicodin. At about 4 months the sores in my mouth from the surgery healed and now at 8 weeks I have no pain or problems. I think if I would have had the implant done under my chin it may have been less painful. It really hurts having your mouth messed up and gets injured each time you eat. I have no regrets now though but yeah, it hurt for a while.

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