My Chin Implant Story - San Francisco, CA
My story sounds pretty much like most people here....
I started reseaching two months ago. My initial plan was to have it done in South Korea. After choosing the plastic surgery clinic, made all the reservations, and consulting with couple local plastic surgeons, i felt that it's probably not necessary to fly to Korea for just a chin implant. So, I decided to get new chin locally.
I want the result of my face to look more "V" shaped, elongated, not round or squared. So my surgeon and I decided on the extended anatomical chin would be best. He thought I could use a size M or L implant during the initial meeting. When I went back the 2nd time to measure and tried on the sizes, he thought size L would be best for my case. I was worried that it might be to wide or squared. He assured me that i will not look awkward with size L, and he would trim both sides of the silicone to give a more tapered effect. I liked the suggestion and decide to proceed.
It has already been three days since I had my surgery. It's hard to believe how seamless it was. I took some pills, then I was asked to lay down, listened to music and relax. My doctor injected a few anesthesia around the chin area, covered my face leaving an opening for the chin and started working. I was awake but didn't feel the pain. It felt like
as I was getting my teeth done.
I didn't feel much pain after the surgery so I haven't been taking vicodines. So far, things are going as I expected. My doctor said it usually get more swollen on the third day of post surgery. And it really is. I only had soup in the last two days. Today, I started having some pan cakes n eggs for breakfast and found that mouth was't able to open wide. There is some resistance and tightness as I tried to stretch my jaw. Part of it could be from the elastic head corset I have been wearing since the surgery. This is where I am right now. I will keep you at dated and hope to share some pictures soon.