Long Standing Pain Around Facial Implants?

In 2001 I had a chin and cheek implants. Since the middle of October 2012 I have been experiencing tightness and pain around all three implants. I saw a local plastic surgeon. He said he didn’t see any signs of infection. He put me on oral steroids for 6 days since he felt this could all be due to allergies. Without seeing much improvement, I went back to the same plastic surgeon a few weeks later, when again he said he saw no signs of infection. I continue to experience the same symptoms.

Doctor Answers 2

Facial Pain Around Long Standing Implants

    I would recommend going to see another plastic surgeon for an opinion.  There is little written about this topic in this literature, and I would find someone who has put in more than a few implants.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Unknown Source of Pain of Facial Implants

Such painful symptoms as you have described are most unusual after facial implants and are the first that I have ever heard of such facial implant issues. This is particularly baffling given that it has been over a decade since their placement.  Given that these symptoms are present in all three implants, infection is not a likely origin of your concerns. I would have to know more about your facial implant history (type of implants, incisional access, how do they look) to be more helpful.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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