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How Long Does It Take to Heal After Chin Implant Removal?

Had excessive internal scar tissue. Felt tightness and burning. Had cortisol shots, three rounds. Removed after 4 months. Pressure from pillow makes it tighten up. When will it be fully healed so I am not sore and does not tighten up when I sleep?

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Removing a chin implant - Los Angeles

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Once the implant is removed, you should not experience a long recovery. Some pain may persist, but gradually resolve. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Healing after chin implant removal

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Full healing of the chin area could take up to a year for all the scar tissue and healing to settle down back to its normal anatomical state.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

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