Too Small? Denver, CO

I've wanted a chin implant for over 10 years now,...

I've wanted a chin implant for over 10 years now, and I finally decided to go through with it. I'm only 5 days post op right now, but I'm concerned it might be too small. I don't feel like I have any more swelling, so I'm hoping it doesn't get any smaller. I told my doctor I wanted a small, subtle change, but now I'm thinking I might have regretted that statement. I just wanted to get some opinions on if you think it should be bigger. Thank you!
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I think proportionally your jaw should protrude as far forward as your lips and anything short of that is a weak chin. So I agree that the implant was too small.
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Hi! Could you share who your doctor was? I am also getting a chin implant in Denver in 2 weeks. I'm still not sure about what size to go with.
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My dr recommended a med but I only wanted a subtle change as well so we went with a small. I'm 15 days post op. How's your healing coming along. I still can't smile or talk right :/
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I'm 15 days post-op as well! I can smile and talk perfectly normal. It only took me a few days to fully recover. I was surprised actually! I hope you heal quickly :)
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I think the left side wing has bubbled up. Dr says may be a hematoma by the end of the wing but some things pressing on nerve for me to be still dealing with this crap.do you feel any tightness around your chin
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No, not at all. I feel back to normal. I'm sorry you are having so many issues :(
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My sister in-law also did a chin implant which the doctor had recommended a larger size than she was comfortable with. She now regrets not listening to the doctor, as she feels she went too small.
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I think it looks great. I am getting an implant next month, I am also worried about which size to choose. I want to pick the correct choice.
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Thanks for sharing on RealSelf! I have moved your story into the chin implant community, so hopefully more folks will stop by and share their opinion. I can definitely see an improvement. Do you know what size implant your surgeon used?
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I just found out yesterday at my 2 week follow-up that they used a LARGE. I was shocked. I guess I should get used to it, because I definitely don't want an XL lol.
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"Large" is a pretty generic term as far as implants go. If you check out http://www.implantech.com/products/facial-implants/silicone-facial-implants/chin-and-mandibular-implants you can see that the different styles all have their own S, M, L and that projection given by eat one varies pretty drastically. For example, the XL extended anatomical chin has slightly less forward projection than the M mittelman pre jowl chin. So it is important to not only know the size but brand and model. XL on its own sounds huge but M sounds normal but in above example, the M one is actually larger.
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My doctor used a Large to! I was worried at first but I love the size and think it is perfect.
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Thank you so much for sharing your opinion about your doctor.

I would love to add your experience to the Chin Implant community, but it would be helpful if you could provide some more detail about your experience with your procedure/treatment. I suggest adding before and after photos - optional of course, so that other community members can use your review as a guide throughout their journey.

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I do have before and after pics.
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