My chin implant likely needs to be removed due to infection. What are the risk given this unique complication?
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Chin implant infected requiring removal
Hello and yes, thank you so much for this excellent question.
After 5 weeks if there is infection the implant should be able to be removed very easily and quickly: the cause of the persisting infection is the implant itself and once it is out, and assuming the surgeon does a wash out, then everything should heal very quickly.
You will, however, need to wait for some months before considering replacement of the implant to allow the healing process after the infection to mature.
I hope that this information is helpful.
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