I made a mistake of getting a chin implant 2 years ago and I want it removed but I am terrified of having a complication?
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Chin Implant Removal
While it is true that the actual removal of a chin implant is very straightforward, the question is whether any adjunctive procedures may be needed to prevent chin pad ptosis. (e.g., capsulectomy, mentalis resuspension etc.) This would depend on many factors including the size of the chin implant, how long it has been in place and the incisional approach to place it all help to make that determination. While many chin implants can be removed without doing anything else, that does not mean that all chin implants can.
Removal of chin implant
Removal of chin implant is usually very simple procedure done in local anesthesia. Due to good retraction of soft tissue of the chin and volume of chin tissue there is no residual deformity. In the case that you are not satisfied with chin projection this can be corrected with soft tissue fillers or fat grafts. Relax. Good luck.
Chin implant removal
Removing a chin implant is much easier than putting one in, and it usually takes 10 to 15 minutes. The anatomy on your chin area will revert back to its pre-implant state. The chin implant can be removed under local anesthesia.
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Chin implant removal
Sorry to hear you are unhappy with your implant.
Your doctor is correct, taking it out is much easier and less likely to have a complication than putting it in. I am not sure that there is evidence that scraping the pocket helps it to heal. If it is removed through an incision in the mouth, the most important part of the removal is good closure of all layers with reattachment of mentalis muscle so the soft tissue of your chin doesn't droop in years to come. Also, I would recommend wearing a compression garment (jaw bra) for a few days immediately afterwards.
Best of luck,
ProbelmChild, the answer depends on your exam, your surgical history (ie what type of implant was used) and other less important things. See an experienced facial specialist; one that has done "only faces" for decades. Good luck!
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