Chin implant (submental) - experiencing jaw line pain, numbness, swelling, when will this subside?
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Post -surgical pain and swelling
New onset post-surgical pain and swelling indicates that there may be an infection or it is possible that the chin implant has migrated. The symptoms that you describe are normal immediately following the surgery, but if they are just beginning then it is extremely important to return to your surgeon for follow-up. Best of luck to you!
I would definitely tell you to follow up with your surgeon if you have questions or concerns. Pain/pins/needles is typically normal 2 weeks post-op, but everyone is different. Please follow the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon. Best wishes!
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