i had a chin implant 9 months ago i like how it looks and all but the left side feels tight other than that every thing is good. Does anyone know why it's like this? thanks
Chin Implant 9 Months AgoAnd One Side Is Tight- Is This Normal?
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Chin Implant Tightness
If one side of the chin implant feels tight, it may be that there is a slight difference in pocket size. While not enough to cause a major implant deformity such as buckling of the wings, that side of the implant may be more compressed into the created space. If the result looks good and the tightness is a minor nuisance, then it would be best to just live with it. If the tightness feeling is bothersome, it would be reasonable to do a pocket exploration/release on that side one year after surgery.
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