I’ve been contemplating getting a chin implant. I’d like to know what sorts of complications are associated with this surgery and how common they are.
Chin implant surgery is very common and provides gratifying results that are readily apparent within the few days of surgery. Surgery is performed either from a small incision inside the mouth or under the chin, and these incisions rarely need to be revised. It’s very common that you would experience some numbness, a mild degree, in the chin for the first few days or weeks after surgery as the tissues have been stretched to accommodate the contour change. The incidence of infection is approximately 1%. Implants rarely shift and if they do so it’s usually within the first few weeks of surgery. Those are the potential complications of chin implant surgery. They are very small and infrequent and the results are very attractive. The most common complication is the 1% incidence of potentially getting an infection.