I went to a board certified plastic surgeon as my double chin (which really wasn't that bad) was bothering me. Age taking hold, and even tho I am considered fit, it was there and it just bothered me. Very little to do there, but the surgeon suggested I would get an A+ result with a tiny chin implant. RIGHT NOW, I wish I had just gone with the B+ result and had the neck lipo ONLY... but I am only 3 weeks post op, so I will need to post back and see if I am feeling any differently at that time.
First off let me tell you that recovery is much longer than you might expect, but this might not be the case with everyone but this is my experience. Sure you can go back to work in a week... but you will probably be pretty swollen in the chin area. I currently have pretty fat jowls and it is very obvious to me that I have had something done. My smile is totally different.
As I type this today, you can no longer see my bottom teeth when I smile and frankly, one of these best things about my face was my smile. FROM WHAT I HAVE READ and heard, this should go back to normal but it may not. I believe I have 8 weeks before I would even be able to have an appt to take it out... so I have plenty of time to continue to heal, and get my smile back to normal. My bottom lip is still slightly numb, and that does not bother me at all... but I am sure it is tied to the stiffness and flatness of the bottom lip which is not allowing for a full smile. FINGERS CROSSED THAT RETURNS TO NORMAL.
Also, when I am not smiling... my chin appears to look normal in size. When I do smile, my chin elongates and it appears very long. Again, hoping all of this is temporary as it settles into my face. Right now, I would NOT have gotten the chin implant... just the neck lipo and then saw where I was at. Sure my profile looks good, the recession is no longer detectable... but I prefer to look nicer from the front than the side. Perhaps I should change the way I walk (sideways). LOL.