22 Years Old, Chin Implant Booked! - United Kingdom

Hi Everyone, I thought it was time for me to...

Hi Everyone,
I thought it was time for me to write a review on my experiences so far, seen as though many of you have helped me so much on here. Especially Sabrina, so thank you :)

Just a quick overview - I'm 22 from the UK. Started to notice my receding chin at the age of 16/17 (beginning of college). I HATE the way i look from the side, however i am happy with the way i look from the front.

Started to look into implants around April 2014. ( i decided to wait this long so my body had fully grown and i was old enough to make such decision, and pay for it myself)

I have had 4 consultations, 2 with one surgeon and 2 with a different surgeon. I have decided to stay local and picked a highly recommended private clinic, i am really happy with my surgeon and trust his opinions.

We spoke about sliding ginoplasty, and the chin implant, and we both decided the implant would give me the result I'm looking for. ( As sliding gino is a bit too invasive for my liking, i really don't think i would be mentally prepared for that) So my surgeon was happy to perform the implant surgery. I am confident that he has explained all the pros and cons of this procedure and i am looking forward to the operation on friday 27th June 2014.

My surgeon has recommended the medium implant, he said it would suit my face, as the large may be too witch like for me? Never the less, he is still going to try the various "sizers" during the operation, just to be sure. I will be going under general anaesthetic and have to stay in hospital 6 hours post surgery.

I have attached a couple of pictures of my profile, which has took some courage putting them on here, i always avoid photos like this, or always photoshop my chin if needed. I can't wait for the day i no longer have to do that anymore, and feel confident in myself and not have to hide my chin or pertrude my lower jaw all the time. (so annoying!)

If anyone has any questions or advice they would like to share, i would be grateful. Thanks :)

i forgot ...

I forgot to mention my implant is being held in with 1 micro titanium screw in the centre. I have read lots of mixed reviews on this. Some say screws are bad, some say screws are a must to prevent bone erosion, some even use more than 1 screw etc etc. At the end of the day all surgeons, in many different counties have different procedures. I think with or without a screw is still safe otherwise they wouldn't perform the operations this way. Its all down to the surgeons preference. Just incase anybody was worrying about this :)

Operation day!

Hey everyone.

I'm home now!! In no pain just very stiff!

Going under general wasn't as bad as I thought! The nurses were so lovely and spoke to me constantly to take my mind off things! Next thing I was fast asleep! I'm not too sure how long the opp took but I will update you on this soon!

My surgeon decided to use a large implant during surgery as my chin was basically non existent under all my skin haha!

He said the small made no difference the medium was ok but wasn't happy with projection! So he used large. He said it went well but was very difficult and had to shape the implant to fit my bone! So was a lot of moving around a tugging. He had to make the incision slightly larger to fit the implant in. Which I am ok with, I don't mind having a scar.

He has also detached my muscles under my chin towards the back of my neck to loosen them as they were so tight they were pulling my chin back along with the implant. This will also give me a flat chin underneath instead of a huge slope hopefully! So he said I'm probably swollen and in more pain than he previously suggested to me in the consultation!

But I feel fine at the minute! No pain just stiff and throbbing a little but it's bearable !

I tried to go home from hospital about an 2 hours ago but nearly passed out when I stood up, sweat was dripping off me so had to go back to bed! But I'm home now all ok, not been sick at all and managed to eat an egg butty at hospital! (Well suck an egg butty lol)

You have to pass urine and eat something before they consider letting you out.

I have to leave the bandage on for at least 3 days he said even longer if I can as it's on quite tight to help swelling. However if it does come off he said it's ok.

I'll be going back some point next week to get my stitches removed. ( I have had dissolvable stitches inside and normal stitches outside)

I'm now Just really nervous about seeing the results! I'm praying everything looks ok! I'm more scared about the results than I was about the operation!

I trust my surgeon has made the right choices he is lovely :)

If you have any questions just ask ! X

Day 1

Managed to sleep on my back all night ! Woke up a few times but I was in no pain! I fell back asleep straight away.

Currently sat downstairs watching tv and going to try and eat beans and some bread and butter.

Started taking penicillin today and 1 pain relief just incase. Pain really doesn't seem to be an issue. The huge white sticker on my face is the annoying thing! Haha x

Day 3!

So day 3 I decided to take the top half of the dressing off as it was really irritating my bottom lip!

I peeled down the left side to have a sneak peak and I am very swollen! I look like the nutty professor lol!

I'm in no pain all I have been taking is prescribed penicillin and ibuprofen to help swelling.

Up to now it's hard to tell what's going on around my chin but I'm happy with the front of my face it's definitely given me a fuller chin from the front!!! :) I'm hoping the swelling around my neck will die down soon and hopefully the definition of the chin will be more visible! :)

Day 3 update

Managed to get most of the bandage off and just left on the gause to protect the stitches! So pleased so far even with all the bruising and swelling!

Day 5

Swelling still visible and lots of yellowish bruises all around my neck, still got stitches in also.

But so happy with the results already the difference is amazing! And it's only day 5 !!!!!! Can't believe it :)

Day 6

Well today I've been to the hairdressers to have it washed and trimmed! I love it!

I feel so much better and love my chin more and more each day!

Each day my smile is improving! Can't wait until it's back to normal.

Here are some pics of my hair and chin :)

Day 8

Stitches were removed today! There was a bit of tension on the wound so he has put paper stitches on for 1 week. Which I am fine with. There was a bit of blood but not loads. Surgeon really pleased with the results and the healing process!

I am arranging to see him in 6-8 weeks or final check in.

Overall I am so pleased !!! Absolutely love my new chin and can't wait for the swelling and bruising to disappear!

So happy x

Day 9

Ta dahhhhhhh!!! So happy guys :)

Before and after side by side

Thought it would be easier for people to see the difference next to each other! Absolutely unbelievable! Eeeek!!!!!

Feeling great!

So I'm 3 weeks post op and I'm over the moon!! Had no problems what so ever I feel pretty much back to normal! Can still feel slight stiffness here and there but hardly noticeable! My scar is healing great! I'm seeing to surgeon again at the end of August for final check up ! Best decision I've ever ever made :) x

1 month

So today it's been a month since my opp! And probably my final update in here for now. If anyone has any questions please let me know! Here are so before and afters. After pics were taken today :) I'm still as thrilled as ever

First night out!

Hey everyone! Just a quick update! Here are some pictures from my first night out last night with my new chin! Have to say I felt pretty damn good! No horrible double chin or saggy profile to be seen !!!
Mr S Akhtar

Such a lovely knowledgable man. Listened to all my queries and concerns. Took me through every possible option I had regarding the chin implant. Couldn't of picked a better surgeon. Very skilled and achieved the best result considering he said it was very difficult due to the shape of my jaw. Would recommend him to anyone considering surgery. Thank you!!!

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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AB-SO-LUTE-LY MARVELLOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So thrilled for you!! Here I am doing it 40+ yrs later than you, and I CAN'T WAIT. I am positive you may even have a slight personality change. Fortunately, I was very very lucky and always forgot about it when I was with others. I would see photos after and just tear them up. But if I could improve 1/10th as much as you have, I would be happy. Feel free to look at my post that I started a few days ago. You can see the gross side view I have and am so anxious to be rid of. Thank goodness NONE of my four kids were stuck with this genetic disorder I inherited from my dad. (Not HIS fault!) But I had a TT/lipo last month to get rid of an "inheritance" from my wonderful mother: big thighs and tummy hanging out. It's hard to believe I will be able to finally feel "normal". Everyone says "Oh you look wonderful, you don't need plastic surgery" and I daresay it is true to some degree. After all, I'm 64 and happily married...but this is for ME!! Thank God my husband (who says he loves me in every way) understands that this is for MY self-confidence. I know I don't have to explain that to you! BTW, my dad was born in Bolton and my mum was born in Watford. They met in Wolverhampton during the war (he was deaf in one ear so couldn't serve, but he worked at Boulton Paul helping design fighter planes t/o the war. Just a little trivia to show we have a little more in common than recessive chins!!! (Not YOU any more!!!!) Hooray!!!!
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Ahhhh that was so nice to read !!! Thank you for sharing that with me! I am so excited for you! I'm going to check out your posts right now! I'm seeing my surgeon for the last time on Saturday and I can't wait to show him the amazing comments from you all !!! Thank you :)! X
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You look amazing and definitely made a good choice with your doctor!
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Thank you!! I am so pleased I hope you feel better soon!
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You are YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE your Eyes.
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Ahhh such lovely comments thank you so much!!
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Happy Monday!
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Amazing transformation, you look so beautiful!
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Ahh thanks so much I'm thrilled :) x
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you look gorgeous! beautiful Young woman!
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Thank you so so much!!
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Amazing results! If you don't mind me asking, what was the price range? I know it can vary but I'm curious! Well done for going through with it, I'm nervous but I really want to get it done!
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Amazing results! If you don't mind me asking, what was the price range? I know it can vary but I'm researching and hate how secretive some surgeons seem to be about pricing. Well done for going through with it, I'm nervous but I really want to get it done!
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You totally should go for it! I was so nervous to terrified Infact! I'm from the uk so it cost me £3500 roughly $5500. Totally worth it :)
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Brilliant, thank you! I'm from the UK too so that's great to know. I think I'd have to use a surgeon in the south, though, so my price might differ. Still, £3500 is cheaper than I thought. Enjoy your awesome new look, I can't wait to get mine done and post about it on here!
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You were beautiful before the op and stunningly beautiful after it. You deserve the feeling of happiness that shines out of your eyes now. It makes my heart float when you smile. I am so very proud to be your nan. To love you more, would be a physical impossibility. XXX
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Ahhh nan that's a lovely comment ! Thank you for helping me make the right decision! Love you very much xxx
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Are you still numb on lips and chin ??
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My lips are back to normal which is great and my smile is back !! The only bit that's numb is the very tip of my chin underneath towards the scar ... Apart from that I feel normal !! :)
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Dear you look so gorgeous! do you know what is the size of your chin implant?? :) ! I mean in mm..
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Hey sorry for late reply! Unfortunately I don't know what size all he said was large , I'm seeing the surgeon on the 23rd August so I will ask him :)
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You look fantastic! So pleased it went well for you. When could you have gone back to work following the op? I'm trying to decide how long to take off work? I just do an office job. I don't mind covering a bit of bruising with make up. Also did you have to sleep with any face support on?
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I have an office job and I have 9 days off work .. 7 is not enough! But by the 10th day all dressings were off apart from paper stitches most bruises had gone and I was still swollen but nobody knew what i had had done ! They thought is fallen over and cut my chin open because of the stitches haha x
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It's results like these that make me want to get an implant. How have other people reacted to the implant?
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You should totally do it you will not regret it I promise! I didn't tell many people I was having it done apart from family and 1 or 2 friends. So the people I didnt tell didn't really notice as it's so natural ! But when you see the before and after side by side it's mind blowingly different! I love it so much x
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