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chin implant removal - please share your experiences

chin implant removal - please share your experiences

Postby dxj1 » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:49 am

Hi- I would like to get my chin implant removed (currently around a month post op). It just feels and looks horrible and I know I can't ever get used to it.

My huge concern is that my skin will end up saggy after its removed. (Also nerve damage risk which is a minor risk)

Has anyone ever had theirs removed? Any experience/stories/advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks
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Re: chin implant removal

Postby Kaybena » Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:49 am

I had one removed after five years and had no adverse effects....it's been two years since removal and my chin seems a little bigger than before but that's it. No dimpling, bone erosion, etc. My doctor says I'm very lucky.....the fact is, the only way to know is to have it removed. If it looks bad, your PS can fix it. Good luck.
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give it some time!

Postby scaryscary » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:02 pm

Is you implant way to big for you or what?
I recomend you to give it some time before you actually remove it!
i was like you the first week post-op, I wanted to remoive it as soon as I healed. But now I am retty happy, and I look like myself again.. SO think about it!
If you want to remove it then that is ok. There is no problem wit removal, and your skin normally adapts in that area. Of coarse you should ask your doc if what I say has sense to him as well.. becasue that is what I have read.... Not an expert on the matter.
I have miy first chin implant removed becasue of an infection. Afterwards I never noticed any skin hanging but I did not like my profile very much!
So I got it back again, and a bigger size.
Good luck on your desicion!
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Postby dxj1 » Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:26 pm

Hi Sylvia-

I am nearly 5 weeks post op.

The implant is too big and wide. It extends slightly past my bottom lip and just looks unnatural as I am small and my face is small.

The swelling has gone down - so I don't think think it will become any smaller.

How long did you have your first implant in before you got it removed?
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Postby ginji » Mon May 01, 2006 5:43 pm

Hi, I want to get my implant removed and put back, but i;m really scared.
How long did you leave your implant out before putting it back in?
my doctor said that i have to wait about 6 months...
DOes it feel okay, no discomfort after the second surgery?
I just want mines redone because I feel that its shifted a little..i can feel it there and its sort of irritating..not sure if it;s worth redoing.
my doctor makes it seem like theres no risk to this surgery...does anyone the risks?
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Postby gidianai » Wed May 03, 2006 12:56 pm

In my first few weeks after my chin implant, I tried not to look at my "huge jaw", but my husband confesed later that he was realy scared I would look that way -- my chin was very wide. The swelling didn't go down gradually ... it started to rapidly subside after about 6+ weeks. So, don't rush the decision to remove it, unless the plastic surgeon really screwed up and used a size that is too big for you.

I'm so pleased with the improvement in the appearance of my profile, I can't imagine my face without the chin implant ... Also, I'm surprised you guys/gals say that you can "feel" the implant -- I feel nothing ... even if I press on it and prob around the area, I can't tell what is the implant and what is my real bone. I don't think this is due to the skill of my plastic surgeon -- he agrees that this surgery is rather uncomplicated and easy to "get it right".

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chin implant replacement

Postby flash7290 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:23 pm

I had a chin implant in for 10 years. It was put in because previous
doctor put in too large of one. When he took it out my chin was stretched out. I lived with it but didn't like it because I
lost my lower lip...however it held my chin up. Had it taken out in February, shaved down a little and put back in. I'm still swollen but My doctor says if my skin hangs down it can be tucked. I'm sweating it out.
I love my lip line again. No more drawing on bottom lip with lipstick.
however my profile shows my chin sagging .. I don't know if its swollen
or loose skin. I hope it comes up. anyone else?
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Postby HRHalderman » Sun May 31, 2009 4:53 am

I think much of it depends on your skin type, the length of time its been in place, the size of the implant, and the skill of the surgeon. Certainly and without question, the surgeon has to take into count the possibility of scarring, soft tissue compromise, placement of nerves, etc. If you're getting one of these removed and you've had it any length of time, it's probably best to seek out a surgeon who has EXTENSIVE experience with the removal process. Judging by my research, it's certainly much more difficult to remove than insert, depending on implant type.
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Had it removed

Postby craig78910 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:43 pm

I had a chin implant with supplemental liposuction in '04. It just didn't look like me and I couldn't pull off the look. I had it removed in '07 and I think I look much better now.

The three years of it being in and the liposuction have given me a better profile and I'm happy that I have a jaw line now (I didn't before surgery), and my chin doesn't look artificial, as I believe it did with the implant in.

Should you get it removed? It depends, but I'm glad I had mine removed. If you can't "own the look", then you need to change it. It all comes down to how you feel. Pretend you're going to spend the rest of your life on a desert island, nobody else will see you or judge you. . . Which look do YOU want and which look makes you feel best.

If you choose to have it removed, do your research. In my case, when I had it removed my doctor used the same incision site as before. One day I might want to fix the scar just below my chin, but for now I just live with it.

Just keep at it, and eventually you'll be satisfied. Removing a chin implant might be a good idea, as I feel it was a good decision for me.

P.S. I believe it was 700 dollars I spent for the removal. Local anesthesia, took 30 minutes or so, and I drove home myself.
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Add on

Postby craig78910 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:35 pm

It was actually early 2008 when I had my chin implant removed. Just wanted to make sure my post was 100% accurate.
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My Chin Implants were ALL Removed

Postby melodic » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:49 pm

After having 3 chin implants unsuccesfully put in...I would say take it out ASAP!!!!! I had 3 different implants in my face over almost 2 years and finally got smart and had the last one completely removed. Unfortunately, it stretched out my skin and my chin is NOT the same. REGRET REGRET REGRET!!!!!!! Oh how I wish I would have NEVER done it!!!!!!!!
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Help for Stretched out chin!!

Postby melodic » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:31 am

By the way, does anyone have any experience or know of anything a doctor can do to get my chin back to its original form??

Full of cosmetic surgery regrets,
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jus had mine removed

Postby youngmale21 » Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:31 am

i jus had a silicone medium implant with wings removed yesterday the 28th. i went through 4 implant repositioning the last 2 years. i train jiujitsu and mma and had it forcefully shifted a few times. i had my last surgery jus two weeks ago. the incision in my mouth wasnt healing and dr concluded that i have an infection and that my implant must come out immediately yesterday. the procedure was quick and mostly painless. he laid me down, numbed me up, and took the implant out right in examining room. took less than 20 mins. most painful part was when he numbed me, after that, you jus feel pushing and tugging. there was some bleeding also. i had to swollow to flush the blood a few times. there was a young pretty nurse there to hold my hand and comfort me. there was no swelling and no pain after. i was numb for about an hour but thats it. he put me on more antibiotics and told me to just take it easy for a few days.
now, a day later, i look jus like i did pre op. my skin is a little tender around my chin but it looks normal. no numbness, swelling, pain or anything, jus feels like my normal chin besides the tenderness. dr said tenderness should go away in maybe 2-3 weeks. im 21 years old and extremely fit because i surf, skate and train martial arts. dr said i could get another implant in 3 months but idk, i look and feel pretty good right now without an implant. feel like i wasted a lot of time and money and stress the last 2 years. dont get me wrong, the implant did enhance my looks but i was already pretty good looking without one. i feel like an idiot.
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Postby painfornothing » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:27 am

Hello. I am very sad to say it, but I am really dissatisfied with my surgery. The implant is too big and in really bad shape for my face. I am looking at my photos pre-op and I am crying all the time. My surgery took place just 5 days ago, but I am not swollen anymore for 3 days and nothing changed - my face is asymetrical and ugly! I always thought that I look really nice from the front and I asked my surgeon if it changed after op and he said no, the major change will be in my profile. It wasn't truth, my face from front is now really badly looking. I hate the implant and I hate my look. As the swelling is now over I don't think it will change, so I don't want to have it in my face anymore. My friend and family says that it's not symetrical and it should be redone - I don't want any more implants, I just want my old face ASAP. I hate this U shape as I had nice \_/ shape. I have retrogenia, but now I don't really care, I prefer retrogenia than this. :(

Could you tell me when (the sooner) I can remove the implant?

This is my photos pre- and after-op

http://www.makemeheal.com/pictures/view ... umid=10201
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Re: chin implant removal - please share your experiences

Postby Mr_Roberts » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:18 am

Hello there, I have found some important information through this website, however, wish I had located it before. I had a chin implant last week, it has been 8 days and I had the bandaged removed yesterday. The surgeon informed me after the operation that he had first inserted the medium size, but though that that was too small, so therefore replaced with the large implant. Anyway, after the banadaged was removed yesterday, I am not too pleased with the outcome. My chin now looks long and wide. I am quite upset and am thinking seriously of having it removed altogether rather than replacing the larger implant with a smaller one (it feels quite unnatural, I have come across a lot of information about the possibility of the silicone implant moving and also eroding the bone - which to me may outweigh the benefit of having one). I am worried however, about the after effect. Will I be left with a damaged chin (loose skin), is it better to get it done sooner rather than later?
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