My chin implant is too wide and too long. Smaller chin implant vs. removing chin implant? (Photos)
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My chin implant is too wide and too long. Smaller chin implant vs. removing chin implant?
Thanks for your question.
Yes, you can downsize the implant if you wish. Some things to consider are that the pocket won't fit perfectly anymore without pocket adjustments (which are difficult to perform) and you may notice worsening of any jowling because of sag of the tissues around the chin (a smaller implant just doesn't revolumize well).
It might make sense to take out the medium implant, shorten the limbs, and replace it to keep the projection of the chin the same while narrowing the width. This will reduce your chances of postoperative complications.
Discuss your options with your surgeon.
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