When will I stop feeling my chin implant edges? (Photo)

My chin implant doesn't look crooked but I can feel the edges and it wasn't placed very symmetrically. You cannot really tell looking at me straight in. I've been noticing indentations from the sides of where the implant is and my cheek fat makes it look weird.

Doctor Answers 4

Chin implant edges palpable - not a clean fit

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You should not feel the chin implant edges.  This means the implant is not in proper position or it is the wrong implant for your mandible and needs to be adjusted or changed.  Please go see your surgeon to discuss.


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Chin implant movement

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The chin implant is placed against the bone and you should not be able to feel it. It is posible that the implant has migrated or moved. I recently removed a chin implant that had moved to one side and was asymmetrical. In my practice, I secure chin implants with tiny bone screws so that they remain in the correct position. I recommend that you follow-up with your surgeon.

Michael P. Morrissette, DDS
Ventura Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Chin Implant Concerns

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Dear spice, Your implant edges should not be palpable and visible so see your surgeon for a follow up appointment. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 218 reviews

Edges

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Thank you for the question and you should not be feeling edges of your implant so see your surgeon


Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

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