Lower lip seems to have reverted to gum tissue. Has anyone else experienced this?
- Last updated: 4 years ago
I had a small chin implant placed 12 weeks ago via an intraoral incision. After the bandage was removed, my left lower lip was completely paralyzed. I can now lower my lip enough to reveal 2/3 of my bottom teeth. The outer lip goes down, but the inside stays elevated. With great effort I can move both the inside and outside together. However, the outer lip is much thinner than before surgery, but the inside is much thicker. I am constantly biting it when chewing and talking, and it is frequently abraded from being shoved under my upper teeth. On the inside, it looks like a slug on my bottom lip. I am embarrassed to go out in public. I am also still in pain, with tingling and tightness. Let me know if anyone has had this problem, and whether or not you recovered.