Could it be a Chin implant infection? (photo)
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Infection after a Chin Implant
Chin implant infection
Chin implant infection?
- For me, the important question is when did the pain start and is it getting better or worse.
- If you have had this pain since surgery, and there is more blood on that side, you might have had a little bleeding around the implant right after surgery. This may improve on its own or may need to be drained.
- If you have pain in one spot from the time of surgery, a nerve may be irritated by the surgery or the implant.
- If pain and swelling began 10 days after surgery and is not getting better, that suggests an infection.
- Sometimes it is impossible to be sure what is going on -
- If the pain improves, things are getting better. Give it more time.
- If it gets worse or persists, you need to return to your surgeon.
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