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Why is lower lip severely deformed after chin implant placement and subsequent removal?

Chin implant placed 7 months ago.Too large, too high. Removed after 4 months due to excruciating nerve pain,lip paralysis, almost complete lower lip inversion. Also redundant lower lip mucosa that is higher and extremely visible (obvious immediately post-op). Appear to have what is known as a double lip that did not revert to normal after removal. PS & 4 specialists clueless. What went wrong? Can it be fixed? Is it nerve or muscle damage? Please help me. Severely depressed, still in pain.

Doctor Answers (3)

Chin implant problems

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This is a difficult and atypical senario. It is absolutely impossible to diagnose the problem without excellent pictures, and a physical exam to evaluate the motor and sensory nerve function of the area. You need to be seen by a highly qualified surgeon with extensive face surgery experience. Any other option is foolish including looking for an answer in Realself


Miami Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lip issues after chin implant

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Difficult to know what happened withour photos or physical exam. Probably secondary to scarring and nerve injury. See a specialist with experience in chin surgery. Hopefully things will continue to improve over time. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Lip

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I am sorry for your problem but without photos or an examination it is impossible to say what is going on or make recommendations.  I would keep looking for specialists in your area that can help you or place some good photos for evaluation. 

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Brea Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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