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How Can You Tell if Your Chin Implant Has Shifted?
Hi! I had an Inamed Cleft Chin Implant size Medium placed through an incision under my chin in late 2006 (under the periosteum - no screws). I like the way it looks and haven't really had any problems with it, but I have been able to feel the tip or the "wing" slightly when I press down on the skin around the edge of my left jaw. It is like a step off since the wing goes back and my jaw heads more upward towards my ear (hope this makes sense).
Being somewhat neurotic about this, I touch it, stretch my skin, stare in the mirror, etc. making sure it hasn't "shifted"! It feels slightly bruised sometimes..not sure if this is from me touching the area throughout the day or not. I feel like the dull pain showed up like this about 6 months ago and went away after not touching it for a while.
My questions are: 1. Should I be concerned about the implant having shifted? Is what I am describing normal? Are these the signs of infection? What are the signs of infection? I am a banker and work in a very corpoarte environment so the thought of another surgery, etc. is concerning. Your thoughts?