I had chin augmentation almost 4 wks ago now , and my lower lip is still unable to join the upper one. Tissue is stretched over chin due to size I chose (+8mm) , implant is subperiostal (coralline) and will integrate as bone within 5 monthes. This type of implant has no resorption usualy mentalis muscle has been reattached , I think properly ?because muscle is competent ,lip is rising ok (I can touch upper lip ) I completly satisfy with size , I just fear not beeing able to close mouth anymore!
Chin Implant Too Big, Can't Close Mouth? (photo)
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Lower Lip Incompetence After Chin Augmentation
It is very common for chin augmentation patients to experience some 'lower lip incompetence' due to tissue stretch, muscle disruption and sensory changes. This is a temporary concern that should resolve itself by three months after surgery. in the interim, I would work on lip closing/stretch exercises which should help solve it even sooner.
Web reference: http://www.eppleychinaugmentation.com
Chin Implant Too Big, Can't Close Mouth?
Sounds like a serious issue in size choice. Best to discuss with your operative surgeon for possible reduction in size or full removal.
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