Hi, I'm 3 days post op from a chin implant. I've got a 7 mm medpor implant. My chin looks a lot bigger than I want it to be but my ps says it is just swelling that looks my jaw so huge. However he doesn't say how much of it is swelling. I used to have a small and short face and now it looks quite long and unpleasing to me. Can you tell me how much percentage of it is swelling by looking at this picture? Thank you!
Chin Implant - Swelling or Wrong Implant Size?
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Chin implant and swelling
Swelling after chin implant
At three days post-operative there is still a considerabel amount of swelling. Try to be patient.
Chin Swelling or Large Implant
Just 3 days after surgery it is impossible to know if you have normal post-op swelling or an implant that is too large. Be patient. Ultimately, if your not satisfied the implant can be replaced.
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Swelling is normal following chin implants
Hi Malin 1984,
It is still very early in the recovery period for you. There is usually a lot of swelling following a chin implant for at least the first week. Without knowing you pre-operatively and not having been in your surgery, it is difficult for anyone other than your surgeon to say how much is swelling and how much of it is the implant. Just realize that it is absolutely normal to be swollen 3 days after surgery and try not to worry. In the next couple of days the swelling should slowly start to come down.
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