I'm scheduled for a neck/jowl life next week and I had planned on getting a chin implant at the same time. However, after reading some of the posts on this site as well as other stories out on the Internet, I'm seriously reconsidering the chin implant. I have a mildly recessive chin, nothing major. This is something that, though minor, has bugged me since I was a teenager (I'm now 47). I guess I was naively thinking that a chin implant was no big deal, but I'm reading so many horror stories of allergies to silicon, nerve damage, unhappiness with the results (appearance-wise). I haven't read many good stories, mostly bad (but those who've had good results probably don't write about it).
So, of all those who have had chin implants..would you do it again? Were you happy or unhappy with your final look?
I need to make a decision by next week, so I'd appreciate any feedback at all...
Chin implants can greatly enhance your face and give it balance and harmony. Unfortunately, my PS did the complete opposite. I needed the implant but didn't realize that there was a possibility for it to droop, shift, and create the "lemon drop" effect. Mike Sullivan (Col., OH) did mine and i've been under psychological counseling ever since to cope with the results of the surgery. I shouldn't have ever had it done! I can only hope that your experience is much better than mine. Ask questions, review patients' warnings and recommendations on here about the bad doctors, and ask for several examples of the PS's actual work. Sullivan refused to show me examples of his work due to his patients' privacy, but now I know that's nothing but hogwash. He just didnt' have any good examples to show me!
Best of luck, Big Al!