I’m the mother of 38 years old who had a implant in my chin in Ecuador
and the doctor remove 18 days later and then remove again 15 days later….
Then I have a golf ball in my chin ( now is 9 months since the last remove) the deformity of my chin is more rigth under my lip for this reason i don’t have the “s” form in my chin.
I saw doctor Tolson first and he told me that the problem is inflamacion and scar tissue then I went to a second opinion and Doctor Silver think that the roblem is scar tissue …..and both of them think about the steroid can help….
The two Doctors in the past work toguether so they know each other and Dr Tolson is closer to my home and he will help me with the inyeccions of steroid…
The Doctor inyect me a steroid in November and two weeks later he didn’t see any diference and he inyect me again and the second time the part under my lip beginning to soft ..but no more changes. the doctor wait until the last week and he put me a inyeccion again but I still don’t see any diference.
The implant was intraoral.
I went to the doctor in my country for otoplastic and he insist that i need a chin surgery too and neck lipo….and he told me If you don’t like the chin implant I can remove and you return to your normal chin… this was my first surgery and I believed in him.
The questions are:
1.- Do you think the steroids help me to returnd to my pre-op chin?
2.- Do you think the results will be uniform or with deeps ?
3.- Do you think I can come back to my normal chin and how long this problems can be resolve with steroids
Now I do remember seeing your question and I think I sent you an email in response but here it is again:
Without seeing you in person and examining you, I cannot tell you what YOU should do. You have seen Dr. Silver and he is a great Facial Plastic Surgeon who is well known for cosmetic plastic surgery as well as head and neck surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery.
I have some questions for you now:
1) I am not sure what you mean by the implant was removed 18 days later and then again 15 days later?!?
2) Was it trimmed at 18 days instead of complete removal? Or did he remove the implant and put in a different one which he also later took out?
3) Why was it removed in the first place and the 2nd place? It just seems so hasty and rushed without letting time for post-op swelling to go down before making a proper decision
The fact is that it has been 9 months now so whatever is left is mostly scar tissue as long as the entire implant has been removed before.
It is almost impossible to get back your old chin. That is not realistic. The goal should be to improve your current situation. Again, I cannot tell you what to do without seeing you and examining you but make sure you see some other good surgeons if you are not sure yet and do not rush into any other procedure.
Conservative steroid injections are fine as long as done carefully and should relax some of the scar tissue.