How Long Does Pain and Swelling Last After Chin Implant Surgery?

I am four weeks post chin implant and still have swelling and pain and I am quite concerned.

Doctor Answers 6

Pain after a chin implant

It is typical to experience pain and swelling 5-7 days following a chin implant. If you are still experiencing pain after 4 weeks I would try a steroid injection at the point of pain. If the pain persists after 6 weeks then it might be advise to remove the implant and replace it with something smaller.

Sometimes if the implant is too large it can rub on the nerve causing continued pain and irritation. Check back with your surgeon, they are the best to help you with your issues.

Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling after Chin Implant

Generally speaking, it can take 6 to 12 months to completely heal after surgery. Please keep in touch with your surgeon or his/her clinical team to discuss your ongoing concerns.

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Each chin implant patient is unique

The recovery from chin implants is generally easy and relatively quick compared to other surgeries; however, keep in mind that each person's recovery is unique. If you are still in pain and have considerable swelling after four weeks, you should consult your surgeon.

Cory Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 150 reviews

Chin Implants Typically Heal Quickly

Typically chin implants heal so quickly that I often forget that I've done one on patients that have Face Lifts and other procedures at their 1 month follow up, so what you report seems unusual.  You might want to follow up with your surgeon nad have him check things out to be sure you're OK and healing well.

I can tell you that you can feel the implant for months but I'd describe this sensation as a very dull ache...not pain or severe tenderness.  Similarly, swelling can take up to 3 or 4 months to fully resolve.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Persistent swelling and pain 4 weeks after chin implant augmentation

Please discuss these concerns with your surgeon who is best equipped to perform an examination and determine if the swelling you are reporting is normal or requires some other form of treatment.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 82 reviews

Pain after chin augmentation

Discomfort and swelling are quite normal after chin augmentation. Pain usually lasts 2 - 7 days while swelling may last a bit longer. This varies from patient to patient. 4 weeks with continued discomfort does seem a little longer course than normal. I would recommend seeing the surgeon who placed the implant for an evaluation to make sure your healing well.

Louis M. DeJoseph, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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