Chin Implant Results- Not Sure How I Like It - La Jolla, CA

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So I am now about 3 months post-op. The pictures...

So I am now about 3 months post-op. The pictures below are 2 months post op. Fist off if you are reading this before you put in your deposit great. I didn't find out about this website until a week before surgery at which I was fully paid. I wanted to call it off because I saw Dr. Mabrie's non-surgical chin augmentation via injectables on this site. If I can do this over, I would have gone the non-surgical route fist with him.

About the procedure:
If your going to take time off and don't want people to know, take at least 2-2.5 weeks off. I did and my lip was still numb and I had trouble eating. Luckily no one at work noticed. I would have taken 3 weeks off if I knew that it took that long to look somewhat normal, but not really. This is a painful procedure. There were times I had to take double the prescription because of the shooting pain. I had general anesthesia for this.

The doctor placed a Implantech Medium "anatomical" implant placed infra-orally. I had decided to have the surgery under the chin and doctor assured it was safe intra-orally and had never had any issues with infection or migration or nerve damage. I felt confident with how he felt that was the best route and I am glad I listened to him. I have no issues with numbness at this point or any nerve damage or infection. Sounds like their is a higher risk infra-orally, and maybe I got lucky I didn't get an infection or just simply took care of my mouth hygiene wise well.

The reason I am not sure how I feel about this procedure is because I feel the type of implant the Dr chose added too much length to my face from the front view and from the side It looks like a witches chin with a very meaty tip. The jaw line didn't change much and would have liked more change. It also gave me pre-jowl sulcus as you can see on the second pic. Their is a weird transition from my jaw to chin, like it goes in. I will try and get injectables to add more definition on my jaw and balance the asymmetry on the fullness of my cheeks. Don't want more implants to fix my jaw definition like mandibular angle implants. I chose a great doctor, just feel like a different implant might have been a better choice. Check out my profile for a question I asked to doctors regarding a follow up on what they think of the type of chin implant I have.

What do you all think? I might be hard on myself because I keep looking at myself vs someone else with the same procedure. No one has notice I had this done, I mean no one. If you think my before looks better let me know. I don't want people being nice about how I look, even if the truth might not be what I want to hear about my results. I miss my old chin, maybe it's just a matter of getting used to this new me.

I have scheduled an appointment with my doctor to...

I have scheduled an appointment with my doctor to talk about the vertical length and the indents on the side. I have a medium and i'm thinking a small might have been a better choice. With that in mind, also wondering if the small is enough or get the extended wings to give me more definition on my jaw, that's if it will do that for me or just the anatomical in small in enough with no wings. Will keep you posted.

So I saw my doctor today and he doesn't seem to...

So I saw my doctor today and he doesn't seem to find a problem with my chin implant. I'm debating on getting it removed vs. getting a different model. Not sure I will be going back with him for either. Will be searching for second opinions on what my best options are sometime this month. Really miss my old chin :(

I have decided to either remove or replace...

I have decided to either remove or replace myimplant. I regret getting a chin implant because as I see it now my chin was not "that" bad to start with. I can't live with my chin implant and will start consulting doctors about a revision or removal. I prefer to just have it removed, but I am worried about pitosis and dimpling of the skin. I have yet to see after pic after removal of chin implants on this site or anywhere and that worries me. I have notice it is uncomfortable when I wake up. It takes a few hours for the tenderness to go away. I sleep on my side. Has anyone come across after pics of implant removal?

I saw a dermatologist yesterday and told her my...

I saw a dermatologist yesterday and told her my concerns without being specific with the areas of concern. She pointed them out without saying anything. I am beyond happy, she noticed it! I will be going the fillers route and I am schedule in a few weeks to have Restalyn and possibly juverderm. The areas to he worked on are the sides of my chin, especially my left side, right side on pics as it dips more and that side is my less fuller side. Also, will have a bit put into my crease/fold under my chin and it is more pronounced than before my surgery. I will post a new blog to give cedit to the dermatologist as she will also do work on the left side laughlinea nd cheek as it does not mmatch the fullness as my rightside.
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I had a procedure with another doctor before in the same office.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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