I had a chin implant placed 12years ago that is most likely now infected, if I get it removed can I inject juvederm to fill in where the implant used to be and still get a nice result? I love what the iimplant looks like but if I have to get it out because of infection I am very scared of what I will look like. Also if it is infected can it clear up with antibiotics so that I don't have to remove it?
If I Remove a 12 y/o Chin Implant Due to Infection, Can I Use a Filler and Get Nice Results?
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Infection following chin implant
It is rare for an implant to become infected 12 years after placement. It would be safe to place a filler to augment the chin after the removal of the implant and the resolution of the infection. It may take a couple of syringes to get the result you are looking for. As long as your are away of the cost and that the results are temporary, then this would be an option for you.
Generally speaking, I do not like Juvederm for this purpose. I usually put Radiesse or Perlane to augment the chin because those products are a little more firm. I like that quality when filling a weak chin.
It would be best for you to see a specialist, and determine the exact cause of the issue you are experiencing with the implant before you consider any of your options. There could be a number of other issues present that are leading you to believe there is an infection. One can only tell with an examination. Thanks and good luck!
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Chin implant and infection
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