I Had a Chin Implant, Neck Lift, and Liposuction Done Two Days Ago. Why is my cheeks and lower lips are still swollen?
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Swelling and numbness are common after surgery.
Swelling and numbness are both quite common so soon after surgery. The swelling should begin to subside after approximately one week and most of the sensation should return to the area over the next few weeks. If the swelling increases or becomes severely lopsided, be sure to call your surgeon’s office for post op advice.
It is best not to massage, squeeze or touch your implant while it is healing. It will take at least one week for your implant to “find its place” and any outside pressure put on it from you may disrupt this healing process.
As always, be sure to check with your surgeon for specific post op instructions but at The Plastic Surgery Clinic we always advise our patients to do less to heal more.
I Had a Chin Implant, Neck Lift, and Liposuction Done Two Days Ago, Have Swelling?
I have performed Cheek and Chin Implant surgeries many times in the past 25 years and IMHO, you should refrain from pushing on the chin implant during the first month. The pressure from your finger is enough to cause the tail, of the chin implant, to become displaced and crooked.
The altered sensation to the lower lip is from the implants proximity to the mental nerve along the jaw line. At 2 days post op, swelling and numbness is very common. You might want to see the plastic and cosmetic surgeon that id your Neck Lift and Chin Implant for specific post op instructions and be sure to mention that you've been feeling and touching the implant.
Swelling Normal 2 days after surgery
All of the sensations and observations that you are mentioning are typical of the early post operative period. It is way too early to be be pressing on your face or implant and it is possible you could even dislodge it. Follow your plastic surgeon's advise exactly and keep your regular appointments.
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