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What kind of complications might happen from a chin implant?

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Dr. Allison Greco
Dr. Allison Grecoanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Usual surgical risks: All surgical procedures carry with them the risk of infection and bleeding. There is a risk of reaction to the anesthesia used to put you to sleep. Surgery also carries the risk of scar formation, which may be problematic for facial procedures. Similarly, there may be a risk of malposition or asymmetry of the implant. Numbness or an autoimmune reaction to the implant material may occir.
Dr. Rita Agarwal
Anesthesiology 35 years experience
Not sure: You would need to discuss this carefully with your surgeon. The risks for anesthesia would be dependent on the type of procedure required and the underlying condition. Simple local anesthetic might work for some patients , but not for others.
Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery 31 years experience
Low risk: Solid silicone implants for chin augmentation carry fairly low risks. Scarring, infection, implant rejection are included in the list. The major nerves in the area of chin implantation are the mental nerves, damage can result in numbness of the lower chin, lip. Migration of the implant can cause asymmetry of the prosthetic effect. Bone absorption due to pressure effect was a problem in the past.
Dr. Bharat Shah
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
See below: Chin implant surgery is generally very safe. Some potential complications include bleeding, infection, nerve injury, and implant malposition. If the implant shifts after surgery, it may need to be revised.Be sure that your doctor is a well-trained, experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. All procedures carry some risks.

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