I'm 20 years old, female, and have a very recessed chin - Chin Implant - Palo Alto, CA
Just some background, I'm 20 years old, female,...
I just had the surgery today, so I'm listing "Not Sure" right now because there's no way to tell if the result is good or bad. I'm pretty swollen, and there is already some pretty gnarly bruising extending down my neck. I wasn't expecting to bruise this quickly. so that's a litte worrying, but I'm sure it will be okay. I have thin skin and do bruise easily, but I wasn't anticipating having bruising this soon or this dark, or this far down my neck.
The pain and discomfort has been pretty substantial. I have pain medicine and Valium prescribed by my doctor, but neither has been working so far.
I can already see that my profile is definitely extended, but I'm not sure how much of that is due to swelling. I din't want to get my hopes up too soon! If anyone has experience with immediate bruising like I'm having, I would really appreciate it!
48 Hours Post Surgery
48 Hours Post Surgery
I can't open my mouth very wide and there is still a lot of tightness and numbness throughout my neck and lower lip.
3 Days Post Surgery
I am still eating mushy foods because it hurts to chew. The pain is decreasing day by day, although I am still very swollen and numb.
One Week Post Surgery
Dr. Commons is a super cute man, and I knew right away that he would take good care of me. Never having had experience with plastic surgery or surgery in general, I asked a lot of dumb questions ("Can the lipo suction tube stab through my neck?") but he was always very patient. One thing I would have liked to know about: Pricing is going to be expensive because costs vary by region. So, depsite being a poor college student, because I live in a well-to-do-area, it automatically costs more. Secondly, Dr. Commons is old-school and does not use digital imaging. This might make some people uneasy, since many doctors can and will show you a projection of what you will look like after your procedure. Dr. Commons chooses to make the decision during surgery, and he tests out implants. he and his nurses decide which one looks best. I decided to trust him, but even then it's a little scary to have no say in the final product. Thirdly, patients are responsible for surgeries to correct or remove the implant.