Chin Implant Revision - Tysons Corner, VA
- Jane Seymour
- updated 9 months ago
I've always been photogenic but as I've gotten...
- 4 Mar 2010
I've always been photogenic but as I've gotten older I put on weight in unsightly areas such as my chin which caused my face to also appear rounder. The doctor suggested a small (5 mm) implant in addition to neck lipo.
I am not sure how I feel about my chin now. I almost think the placement is a little too low which makes a small 5 mm look larger than it really is. At some angles it looks good and at others it looks masculine. Also, I feel the doctor may have over lipo'd my neck which is still healing from all the lumps and unevenness. That will be another picture for another time.
I want to provide this update. I have decided to...
- 12 Jun 2012
I'm less than a week out from surgery and have significant swelling. I will continue to keep you updated.
My surgeon originally placed a 5 mm silicone pre...
- 14 Jun 2012
We decided that rather than remove it, we would try placing it a higher position in order to eliminate the break between the jawline and chin, and to better fill out any jowls while giving me back my original shape.
I went under general anesthesia (about 90 minutes, I believe), and as soon as I awoke, the doctor handed me a mirror (I'm probably one of those rare people who awake bouncing and happy). I was very pleased with the change, so much so I couldn't stop smiling and looking in the mirror when I got home. However, swelling set in the next day, and the bottom of my face looks as if I have a golf ball stuck inside my chin. There is also swelling under the neck and along the jawline. It looks like there is a golf ball in my chin, and the swelling has lengthened the face one again and makes it appear asymmetrical.
I am really hoping this is temporary. My boyfriend says I look younger with the new shape (being closer to my face) but I worry about the extra side projection when I smile. Frankly, there was nothing wrong with my face in the first place. I think lipo under my neck would have been sufficient to bring out the natural contour of my face.
I will give it until early next year. If I dislike it, I plan on having it removed.
I will update with photos.
It's been several months since my implant revision...
- 28 Mar 2013
Since this doctor's pride will not allow him to remove it, I will be forced to pay more and find someone else. I already have the doctor in mind.
I am very disappointed and I am worried I might end up with unsightly scarring, sagging, or witch's chin.
Not sure if he was the best choice of doctor for this particular job. I am getting a second opinion with someone who specializes in chins.