I had the implant put in 3 months ago. I was told it was large but not huge. I am very unhappy with it and want it out. I know it can be removed easily (not an implant the scar tissue grows into) but I want to know about the chance of having aesthetic side effects. The doctor mentioned lumpiness in front of the scar. Or drooping skin. Is it likely that these effects will be minimal after only three months? does anyone have post removal pictures? Can anything be done to mitigate these risks?
Risks for Facial Disfiguration if I Remove Chin Implant?
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Removal of chin implant
Your chin will appear as it did prior to surgery when a chin implant removal is performed correctly by a skilled surgeon. I would recommend communicating any concerns to your surgeon ahead of time. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
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Removal of chin implant
If you remove an implant that has only been in for 3 months, you will most likely look exactly like you did prior to the insertion. Sagging will be very unlikely and you should heal without any problems.
Diana L. Elias MD
Preventing Chin Sag After Implant Removal
Your chin implant removal concerns are that of developing a soft tissue droop or witch's chin. The best way to avoid that concern is to do a simultaneous mentalis muscle resuspension/tightening as a preventative measure. Depending upon the point of insertion and size of the chin implant will determine if this may be warranted or not.
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Risks if I Remove Chin Implant
There are always risks with any procedure but they are very minimal with removal of a chin implant. There is nothing you can do to mitigate these risks.
Risks for Facial Disfigurement if I Remove Chin Implant?
After 3 months, the chances are good that the skin and soft tissue envelope will remodel and shrink following removal of the chin implant. In addition, the soft tissues overlying the bone may have to be resuspended adequately or anchored at the time of removal. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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