I am one week post op from having a chin implant. I absolutely love what it has done for my profile, and in that regard I wouldn't want to go any smaller, but from the front my face looks so much longer. It also looks like I have this rounded chin and then my cheeks come out instead of being one flush line. My surgeon tells me that as it heals I should get an increased sulcus and it should pull up on the implant resulting in less length from the front view. Is this true or is it placed wrong?
Chin Implant Very Round and Made Face Too Long from Front View
Doctor Answers (7)
Allow yourself time to heal
You are being way to hard on yourself. From your pictures, everything looks fine to me. Allow yourself a few months to heal and see how you like things then. If the chin implant was placed properly (in front), your face would have any real enlongation.
Chin Implant Surgery
Chin implant does cause substantial swelling and after this has subsided, your overall look should improve. It is much too early to make a judgement about the result.
Chin Implant placement
Considering you are only one week post-op from a chin implant, you really can't tell what the final result will me. There is often quite a bit of swelling from chin implants since they are placed under the periosteum, close to the bone. You selling can take week and possible several months to completely resolve. Be patient and give it 3 to 6 months before you pass final judgment.
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This early after surgery you still have substantial swelling. Give it a few month for the swelling to dissipate. A chin implant is typically place in front of the manbile so it shouldn't really enlongate the face once the swelling goes down.
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After one week, you'll still have some residual swelling. It may take up to 3 months to see the final result and then you can discuss a revision with your plastic surgeon.
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You have significant swelling one week after placent of your chin implant. Be patient and wait a couple months to evaluate your result.
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