LEARN, SHOP & CHAT ABOUT PLASTIC SURGERY, BEAUTY AND ANTI-AGING
Member Login






Ask-An-Expert  >   >  HELP, has my chin ...


Ask-An-Expert

   
Default User Photo
dandanwell
Cambridge, United Kingdom

 
HELP, has my chin implant GONE WRONG?


HELP ME SOMEONE!!

Hi, i just want a second or third opinion on my chin implant. I am only 9 days after my surgery but seem to have two big bulges on either side of my face, are these the edges of the implant or is this part of the healing process? My surgeon has casually mentioned a few times it was quite a big implant.

I cant seem to find anyone on the internet with a similar problem and most comments i read say the implant is really only noticeable to the patient and the surgeon a week after the surgery. It should look quite natural, quite quickly... but mine doesnt!!

My face is so obviously not right and i dont know if it is swelling or the implant is misaligned or what? I saw my surgeon yesterday and he said he was happy, then i had my first shave today and now i dont feel it is right at all.

Just some feedback would be appreciated, i have lost my confidence with the whole thing!

Attached Media

Photo:

Bulge!

Photo:

Bulge!

Photo:

Slightly looking down, HELP!!

Doctors/Professionals Only
Regular Users/Non-Professionals
  Notify me when a doctor/professional or regular member answers this question
  Notify me only when a doctor/professional answers this question
Doctor/Professional Answers (6)   

jhonnys


Plastic surgeon
Coral Gables, FL
United States
View My Professional Profile
  Chin Implant
August 7, 2013 1:04 AM

Very hard to tell 9 days after surgery. It could be swelling at the edges of the implant. Give it a little bit of time to see how it settles.
For more information : (more)
Is this answer helpful? 0        0
Login to Vote


docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
View My Professional Profile
 
February 13, 2011 9:44 AM

Bad choice in type of chin implant. Extended one would have been better choice. From MIAMI Dr. darryl j. Blinski (more)
Is this answer helpful? 0        0
Login to Vote


drganchi


Plastic surgeon
Wayne, NJ
United States
View My Professional Profile
  Be Patient - Fullness Around Chin Implant Could Easily be Swelling
May 17, 2010 9:06 PM

You are only 9 days after surgery! Don't get too critical at this point. Focus on following you postoperative instructions. Wait until you are about 6 weeks postop and then re-evaluate. (more)
Is this answer helpful? 0        0
Login to Vote


docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
View My Professional Profile
 
May 16, 2010 3:54 PM

Appears as swelling. Wait for 1 month to see if you look better before complaining. (more)
Is this answer helpful? 0        0
Login to Vote


samir


Plastic surgeon
Baltimore, MD
United States
View My Professional Profile
  Chin Implant
May 16, 2010 12:54 PM

You have significant deformity.
You may have the wrong implant, shape and size.
Consult another Plastic surgeon (more)
Is this answer helpful? 0        0
Login to Vote


pearsonfaces.com


Facial plastic surgeon
Fleming Island, FL
United States
View My Professional Profile
  Chin implant too big.
May 14, 2010 1:58 PM

Without profile views and photos from before the implant, it's very difficult to comment precisely about what's going on. As a first guess, though, it looks like the implant is way, way (more)
Is this answer helpful? 0        0
Login to Vote


Learn more about

Member Comments (6)
Page: «Newest | 1 2 | Oldest » | Read all 6 Answers

KenLab010
  Hi
March 5, 2014 3:39 AM

Hi - I know this is a few years later- but wanted to know if everything is ok now? Has anyone has any more comments on this? Would you do it again? I am having my surgery done in April and am having the wing type.


Astrided
  Me too perhaps...
April 25, 2011 7:43 PM

I have had my surgery 5 days ago and the bandages were just removed today. The two big bulges you describe are what I noticed right away on myself. My profile looks good but straight on, I don't look like myself. My jaw line does not look natural at all right now. Sure it has been very little time since the surgery but I am nervous. I welcome any comments. Thank you!


ska1969
 
February 12, 2011 2:45 PM

Hello, can you please let me know what happened with your situation? I'd really appreciate it. I am experiencing something similar.
Thanks in advance.


dandanwell
Cambridge, United Kingdom
  UPDATE, at two and a half weeks
May 22, 2010 2:13 AM

I saw my surgeon and he said that he can feel a "kink" in the implant and it looks like something has pulled the end of the implants in creating the lumps. He said to leave it, as it may correct itself!!

I cant see how, if it was redone, how there could ever be a smooth transition between the implant and the bone, currently there is a step of about half an inch on both sides.

Can someone answer honestly please, in a good result, are we supposed to be able to feel the end of the implant or not? If i go down a size will this increase my chances of this? Why do the extended "wings" only go halfway down the jaw?? Actually if it had gone just another inch it would have met the end of my real jaw. I know we have the wings to blend into the jaw, but what are the negatives of having just the "button" implant without the extended wings??

Thanks for any feedback, i have spoken to other patients now and it does seem that no one can ever get an honest answer because all the surgeon are protecting themselves.

Thanks


MissJ521@aol.com
Camb, MA
United States
  Do you have a 'button' or 'wafer' implant?
May 16, 2010 8:53 PM

It almost looks like you might have a button or wafer implant; an implant that just augments the central chin but does not transition to also augment the sides of the chin. IF that's the case, then the 2 bulges you see to the sides would be unsupported flesh that show by comparison.

You did not mention what kind of implant you had; a button or wafer or one with WINGS. In your case, you would have needed one with wings to gradually augment/transition to the sides of the chin and help support the flesh above the sides.

The most COMMON 'default' implant PSs use is the button or wafer. In fact an implant rep told me they sell the most of those because they are the easiest for docs to put in. However, a button or wafer is only called for in cases where modest augmentation ONLY to the central area of chin is needed. In your case, it looks like you would have needed more than a button/wafer and instead an implant with 'wings'.

Page: «Newest | 1 2 | Oldest » | Read all 6 Answers


 



 

Welcome to the Ask An Expert section of our website! Our network of board certified physicians can answer any questions that you may have regarding plastic surgery, skin care, dermatology and other conditions. Popular topics include tummy tuck, liposuction, rhinoplasty, acne scars, facelift, breast augmentation and more. This frequently asked questions section is opened to everyone and you need to set up an account with Makemeheal before you can ask your own question. This service is absolutely free and is available to those who are interested in learning more about a particular cosmetic procedure, treatment or product.

Before asking a question, we recommend you to browse through our existing collection of questions and answers to ensure that the question you want to ask have not already been answered by our highly experienced experts. This will help you save time and get an answer more quickly. When asking a new question, we recommend you to be very detailed so that our experts could formulate a more precise & professional answer.

Of course, this service is not a substitute for a doctor visit or a consultation with a plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist. The answer you will find here only serve as initial directions of thoughts and not as specific instructions. You should remember that it is utterly important to consult a skilled specialist prior to scheduling any type of treatment in order to get acquainted with possible contraindications. Only a one-on-one meeting will enable your cosmetic surgeon to properly evaluate your condition, conduct examinations and explain their results.