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Re: Chin Implant

Re: Chin Implant

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Posted by Holly on October 17, 2000 at 19:23:36:

In Reply to: Re: Chin Implant posted by Ann on October 17, 2000 at 15:02:39:

I had a chin implant done a few years ago, and for me it was pretty much a breeze. I had some temporary numbness, but it wasn't that bad and it went away after a couple of months. My doctor said it had to do with the swelling. And it really wasn't a noticeable change, my face just looks more balanced. I'm glad I had it done. Good luck with yours!

: : : Regarding the chin implant: I have one, and to be honest, I didn't think I needed it! The good thing about facial implants is you can always have them removed.

: : : It depends on how weak your chin is. It actually looks nice from the side; it gives you a nearly "perfect" chin. The only complaint I have is that, since it is an elongated implant, I think it makes me face look too round and full around the jaw from the front.

: : : Also, there is quite a bit of "discomfort" after the surgery. My lips swelled up a LOT, and it was hard to eat. The pressure is considerable for the first week or so, but they will give you painkillers. It also numbs your mouth for some time; I still don't have 100% feeling in my lower lip and it's been almost two years. A doctor I consulted said that might not ever come back, even if I do remove it. I also have a small scar, since they had to place it externally.

: : : So unless YOU really think you need it, maybe it's better not to.

: : I too had a chin implant along with a rhinoplasty 11 months ago. I love it. I had no problems with anything. My only complaint is it takes a long time for the nose to heal. It is still hard 11 months later. Good Luck.

: :::::Thanks Krista and Jules! I originally went in for a rhino job but the Doc told me I also needed my chin done. Two doctors told me this. I chickened out on getting the rhino done, and so Im just having the chin. My chin isnt that receeding, but it isnt a strong chin. Im looking forward to it. My nose is large and my chin is small. I hope to balance out my profile more. I too am concerned about how it will look from the front. The doc said I have a wide/nice jaw and high cheekbones, I hope the frontal view of my chin fits this.

: I also am concernecd about nerve damage, but that is a risk Im willing to take. And swollen lips, isnt that a good thing?!?! :)

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