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Will Porex Chin Implant Removal Job Look Unnoticable if Replaced by New Implant?

I got a Porex chin implant two months ago, which I am not very happy about. I want to replace it with a different shape in a few months. With Porex though, the surgeon can't just simply take the implant out, as he could just do with silicone. He has to CARVE away both the Porex material, as well as the ingrowth. The result will most likely look uneven and deformed. Would inserting a new implant on top of the carved area safely hide the deformity by 100% as if it had never occoured?

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Will Porex Chin Implant Removal Job Look Unnoticable if Replaced by New Implant?

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      The Porex implant can be removed, and a new implant can be used.  Almost any permutation is possible in this situation - different sized implant, stacking implants, exchanging for type or shape or profile of implant.  Any of these things can be achieved.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials and then peruse the surgeon's website before and after galleries to determine who can help you achieve your goals.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Chin-Implant.php

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Replacing Porex Chin Implant

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Removal of a Porex implant can be difficult as you suggested. I have placed a silicone implant on top of an implant like yours. I need to see pictures to determine what you don't like before advising you if this can be done in your case.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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