Day 3 of chin implant and liposuction. Woke up with huge lower lip. Is this normal? (Photos)

I had a large chin implant surgery combined with liposuction. Today my lip is huge and my chin feels pretty tough/hardening. Right now I am applying ice to my lip. My concern is what could have caused this? I have cefadroxil 500mg that I take twice a day Hydrocodone I take 3 in morning and 3 at night Zolpidem 10mg at night time I ate pineapple, drank beef broth, eggs with ham, and a lot of water.

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POST OPERATIVE CHIN AUGMENTATION SWELLING

DEAR PINKSTRIPE246, I WOULD FIRST SPEAK WITH YOUR SURGEON REGARDING YOUR MEDICATION TAKING THREE HYDROCODONE TOGETHER IS EXCESSIVE. MOST PATIENTS WOULD TAKE THREE A DAY FOUR TO SIX HOURS APART. HAM DOES HAVE A LOT OF SODIUM IN IT SO I WOULD REDUCE YOUR SALT INTAKE. I AM NOT SURE WHERE YOUR SURGEON MADE THE INCISION FOR YOUR CHIN AUGMENTATION IF IT WAS INTRA-ORAL (INSIDE THE MOUTH) YOU MAY BE EXPERIENCING AN INFECTION. I WOULD SUGGEST CONTACTING YOUR SURGEON IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE THAT IS NOT NORMAL SWELLING ASSOCIATED WITH THESE PROCEDURES. BEST REGARDS, MICHAEL V. ELAM, M.D.


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