It can take several months for the swelling to resolve after placement of a chin implant. Since your chin implant was placed 8 weeks ago, it is very likely that the appearance of your chin will improve with more time. While it would not be difficult to switch the implant to a smaller size, I would strongly encourage you to wait more time, as it is possible you will be satisfied with your current implant after more swelling goes down. You would need to discuss with your surgeon any potential costs incurred with a revision procedure.
Often times there is a period of time that allows the chin implant to settle down. If after a reasonable period of time your chin implant still doesn't look like you wanted, consider a chin revision surgery.
I can't answer any financial questions as that is between you and your doc. I can tell you that if you are not satisfied with the implant, I would give it 6 weeks to see how it heals. If it is still too big, a smaller one can be placed. That is the power of implants, the ability to change them.
Joe Niamtu, III DMD
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
You may still have some swelling after only 8 weeks. You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon since he/she knows the size/shape of your particalar implant. Most surgeons will only charge for facility, implant and anesthesia and not surgeon's fee for revision. But everyone is different. Good luck. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
Hello, and sorry to hear you are not satisfied with your result. You will still have some swelling after 8 weeks, and it can take up to 4-6 months before the final result is evident. Your surgeon will be able to answer any specific questions on the details of a revision procedure. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.