A 23-year-old member asked:
Why might a cosmetic chin implant cause pain in one side of the jaw even after a year?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kelleranswered
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Compression: Sometimes the implant can be inflamed from old or new infection, compression on a nerve or chronic inflammation from trying to be rejected.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Richard Fleminganswered
Facial Plastic Surgery 53 years experience
Chin Implant: The implant may be rubbing the sensory nerve which is adjacent to the implant. Consult with the surgeon who did your operation. Removal is sometimes necessary.
5.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Majid Jamalianswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Pain from implant: There are many reasons, but mainly shifting of the implant. Another reason is pressure on the nerve. You should contact your surgeon for advise.
3.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Feb 6, 2015
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