Chin augmentation - Risks
Augmentation mentoplasty; Genioplasty
The most common complications of chin augmentation are:
- Movement of the implant
Other possible complications include:
- Damage to the teeth
- Loss of sensation
Rare side effects include:
- Blood clots
- Infection that can sometimes require removing the implant
- Pain that does not go away
- Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
Although most patients are happy with the outcome, poor cosmetic results that may require additional surgery include:
- Wounds that do not heal well
- Unpleasant scarring
- Asymmetry of the face
- Fluid that collects under the skin
- Irregular skin shape (contour)
Nicotine from smoking can delay healing.
- Reviewed last on: 10/15/2009
- David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
McGrath MH. Elective plastic surgical procedures in adolescence. Adolesc Med Clin. 2004;15(3):487-502.
Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, et al. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 4th ed. St Louis, Mo: Mosby; 2005:chap 34.
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