My chin and smile is still different than original 4 weeks after chin implant removal? Will my chin return to original shape?

I had a solid silicone Implantech extended anatomical small size 5.5mm chin implant placed under my chin. After keeping it only 2 days I had it removed. There was no infection: I was sure just sure I wouldn’t like it. Four weeks have passed and I have lack of movement in my lower lip. The right side of my lower lip doesn’t go down when i smile or talk. It makes my smile look crooked, small and forced. Altough it is improving slowly I want to know if this is a nerve or muscle damage and will it ever be %100 back to normal. It makes my speech weird since my lower lip doesn’t move as before. I have numbness and tigtness. The numbness is slowly getting better, however the tightness still there. Lastly my chin is still so much bigger and longer than my original chin; It is really hard and doesn’t move when I am laughing and talking which makes my face look so unnatural. Will it get softer? Will my chin go back to its pre-operation shape? Will the muscle redrape bone and pockets shrink back? Also i have a soft painless colorless lump in the right side of my chin/jaw where implants right wing used to be. I dont know if its a seroma or scar tissue. It doesnt decrease from day1 no improvement at all. It makes my chin look crooked and that side longer and bigger. Should i get it drained with a needle? Will it resolve itself or will it become scar tissue and stay there? My right side is worse then left side of the chin. Since it’s been four weeks should I be concerned? I am a healthy female 25 years old: the implant was small and stayed there only two days. I need second thoughts, expert opinion. I will be so glad if I can get realistic answers, I really want to know whats waiting for me?

The fact that this movement in the lower lip is improving is a good sign for full recovery of movement.

The numbness will likely completely return over a period of time. This is a nerve issue and not a muscle issue, I believe.

All the best,

Talmage Raine MD

Talmage J. Raine MD, FACS
Talmage J. Raine MD, FACS
1405 W Park StUrbanaIL61801US

Talmage J. Raine MD, FACS

Christie Clinic Association,
1405 W. Park St., Suite 206, Urbana, IL,
61801 US

Hello,

You have many good questions and should feel comfortable asking your treating surgeon these questions. Many of your questions can be a result of you just having surgery. While 4 weeks may seem like a life time, it does take time for things to settle down. If you still feel concerned, it would best if you seek a consultation from an ASAPS member near you. Sometimes, a face-to-face consultation may be a good thing.

Michael I. Kulick MD
Michael I. Kulick MD
450 Sutter StSFCA94108US

Michael I. Kulick MD

450 Sutter Street, Suite 2620,
San Francisco, CA, 94108, US

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