MEDPOR Chin Implant Pulling my Lower Lips? (photo)

I got a medpor chin implant placed intraorally 10days back. My lower lip is being pulled down by the implant. lower lip and chin area is completely numb. when I try to join my lips together i feel lower lips are being pulled down and i am not able to pronounce P , B etc as they require bringing lips together. Is the implant large for me ??

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Chin Implant Pulling Lower Lip

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   At 10 days, swelling is playing a role in the result.  I must say that a profile view would be much more helpful in the analysis.  Having said that, I have never had an issue with the lip being pulled down after chin implant surgery  

Chin Implant and pulling on Lower lip

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Dear Rockingritu,

Ten days post surgery and with an intra oral incision you still have a lot of swelling. I would give this some more time to settle before determining any long term problems with speech, mouth occlusion etc..If you are still experiencing the same problems in thirty days I would discuss your concerns with your surgeon for further advisement. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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