What are the chances of a chin implant dislocation and what about other complications?
I will be getting a cosmetic surgery procedure done next month. I am scheduled for a chin implant with fat transfer to the face. I was recently looking at articles on-line and I found a worrying piece about breast implants. One of the complications of breast implant surgery is that the implant can slip out of place. I am sure this would be devastating to someone with implants but it would be even more so if this took place in the chin as the chin is so noticeable. What are the possibilities of implant dislocation? What other possible complications may occur?
It is very unlikely that a chin implant will move on its own. It is possible that trauma to the area may cause it to shift but even the chances of that are slim. If the implant were to shift, surgery would be necessary to correct the issue. Besides the implant shifting, there is a possibility of asymmetry, infection, and numbness to the chin skin. Swelling will be present along with the possibility of bruising but these will likely resolve on their own. When performed properly by a highly-skilled surgeon who has a great deal of experience performing chin implants, risks will be greatly minimized. Please free to ask me any further questions about chin implants, as I have a great deal of experience performing them. Thank you for the question.