Lower lip uneven, very crooked smile after chin implant. Is this my final result or will massage help? (Photo)

I had a chin implant done 1 month and 2 weeks ago (the cut was made under the chin) My lower lip is a bit numb one one side, same side is sagging and is giving me a crokked smile... the whole chin muscle area looks uneven and crooked . Im terrified this will be permanent... my lip was much more numb first 4 weeks, not any more but my smile is still like the joker on one side :ยด( my surgeon told me to massage gently around my moth. I need your opinion/advice/thoughts on this. THANK YOU.

Doctor Answers (2)

Smile asymmetric after chin implant

+1
It sounds as though the nerve is recovering where the numbness is going away.
The lip sagging may be from that, from the implant or from a weakness of another nerve.
Your implant does look asymmetric in one photo.

This is fairly early after surgery and things are still swollen and healing.
Review your before photos including the smiling ones with your surgeon - have photos taken at that visit and again in 3 more weeks. Assuming things are improving, you may be reassured.


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Lower lip uneven, very crooked smile after chin implant. Is this my final result or will massage help? (Photo)

+1
What would really help here is a picture of you smiling before surgery. Otherwise it will be hard to see how the smile has changed.

Val Lambros, MD, FACS
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.