Should I Remove my Chin Implant if I Have Pain on the Right Side?

I had my surgery almost 2 years ago, however I feel some numbness on the right side and when I press on it I feel shocks going up my lip. Should I remove my implant and replace it with a smaller one? or what is my best option?

Doctor Answers 3

Pain after Chin Implant

The pain you're feeling is secondary to the implant irritating the nerve. After 2 years this probably will not resolve; therefore I suggest you remove the implant or reposition it.

Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin Implant

If you still have symptoms that bother you, then you should remove the implant and hope that your discomfort and other problems will improve

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Should I remove my chin implant?

After two years, you should have had improvement in the nerve irritability if it was only injured during the initial surgery. Because you are still experiencing discomfort and this worsens when you push on the implant it is likely caused by the implant pushing on the nerve. Most likely you would benefit from removing this implant completely or replacing it with a smaller one.

Erez Sternberg, MD
Jacksonville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

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