How long does it take for a chin implant to settle?
You must be patient for at least 3 to 4 weeks until your new, enhanced appearance becomes apparent. After four to six weeks, the amount of swelling is minimal. Once the swelling resolves, the implants will settle and adhere to the underlying structures. At this point, it will feel like your own bone structure.
How do I know if my chin implant is infected?
If an infection does occur the possible symptoms can include redness, pain, a weaping or draining wound, fluctuance and fever. If you have any of these symptoms you must consult your physician immediately.
How long is chin swollen after implant?
Swelling may actually increase the first three to four days before subsiding. Most of your swelling should resolve over the first two to three weeks. Do expect, however, to have minor fluctuations in the remaining swelling over the course of the next two to three months.
How do you sleep after a chin implant?
Sleep with at least two pillows or in a recliner. In some cases there is temporary numbness for weeks to months after surgery due to stretching of the nerve supply. Avoid any strenuous activity, heavy lifting or bending over for the first two weeks (bend from the knees).
How often do chin implants get infected?
Infection is an additional concern. It has been reported to occur in approximately 5% to 7% of chin implant procedures but certainly can also occur after osseous genioplasty. Cases of infection may range from cervical cellulitis to abscess or draining fistula (Figure 1).
Does chin implant leave a scar?
Chin implants are used in chin surgery (genioplasty) to add volume to the chin and provide symmetry to the face or a more defined contour to the chin. Visible scarring is minimal after the procedure because our experts make the incision either inside the mouth or under the chin.
Why chin implants are bad?
Accurate placement of the anatomically designed implant prevents many undesirable chin surgery side effects. Complications that have been described in chin surgery include tooth injury, sensation loss, implant movement, asymmetries, scarring, infection, pain, bleeding, contour issues and poor wound healing.
How do I reduce swelling after chin implant?
It is common for the swelling and bruising to increase in the neck region 2-3 days following surgery. It is strongly recommended that you use cold compresses (wash cloths soaked in ice water) during the first 24-48 hours to help keep the swelling to a minimum. Please do not directly apply ice to the area.
Do chin implants erode the bone?
Bone erosion is a complication that can occur frequently in chin implant procedures. Also, by using this deeper region to insert the prosthesis, there is a lower chance of displacement of the implant. Chin radiographs are useful for screening bone erosion in asymptomatic patients.