Botox for Pebble Chin Made One Side of my Mouth Lower and Chin Frozen

I went to a board certified plastic surgeon for botox but a day after the injections my mouth looked weird. I initially went for just my forehead but the doc suggested putting some in the chin to smooth it out and put some in for minor crows feet. I returned to him a few days later and he said my smiile should straighten out in a couple of weeks or he could even it out with more botox. I am terrified of going back to him, should i wait it out? How long will this take to go back to normal?

Doctor Answers 4

Incionsistent botulinum toxin results

The effects of botulinum toxin are not always predicitable nor are they consistent with each injection.  

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Botox in chin

If you are very unbalanced that you look extremely disfigured, either at rest or when you speak or eat, then you may consider having more Botox injected on the other side to balance you, although this will increase the stiffness of the chin. It is best to wait it out and let it dissipate over the next four months.  You should see the surgeon to let them see your effect.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox around mouth area

Depending on how "weird" your mouth looks. If you do not like the way the botox worked around the mouth- waiting it out the 3-4months is probably your best option vs adding more product to the area. The Botox will wear off.

Purvisha Patel, MD
Germantown Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Botox in chin

Botox in the chin is ok as long as it does not affect the depressor anguli muscles.  This is probably what happened to you. It will wear off in a few months.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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