Just some background, I'm 20 years old, female,...
22 May 2013
Day of treatment
Just some background, I'm 20 years old, female, and have a very recessed chin and a pad of fat below my chin due to genetics. I'll put up pictures when I can.
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
Still a lot of swelling and bruising on neck and on chin.
48 Hours Post Surgery
Everything looks good, except that the front of my chin is starting to pucker. I don't know if this is temporary (I hope so!). It WAS like this before the surgery, apparently it's the muscle showing through. I was hoping the implant would fix it (the doctor told me it would) so I'm trying to be patient and not start to worry too quickly.
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
The bruising is a bit better, as is the puckering on the front of my chin. I'm becoming a bit disappointed, because my chin isn't as prominent as I would have liked it to be. Ideally, the forehead and chin should line up while looking from the side, and my chin is still not quite there. I understand that maybe this is something that could not have been achieved though, given that my chin was very far recessed to begin with. You can only push it forward so much. It's DEFINITELY an improvement though, so I'm happy.
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
All the bruising is gone, stitches are out, no more pain, and swelling is much better!