all surgeries have risks and complications. Although chin
augmentation is not a comparatively difficult and invasive procedures,
complications can and do happen. These include allergic reaction to the
anesthetic used. You will have a chance to review the risks
associated with anesthesia further along in the tutorial.
You could develop a post-operative infection and need to have the implant
removed, the infection dealt with and still have to wait for several
months before an additional surgery can be performed to re-implant.
Infections usually occur with the first few weeks. Some possible
infections and a more common one being Staphylococcus, or simply Staph.
more severe one is Methyl Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. This
strain is a Methycillin-resistant "bug", but is not considered a
"super bug" and is usually sensitive to at east 3 types of
antibiotics. In itself it is very rare, much less with BA.
Be sure your thoroughly wash the
face and neck area
with an anti-bacterial soap such as Hibiclens or Anti-bacterial
Dial for a few days before surgery.
are instructed to wash with these anti-bacterial soaps every day for 3
days beforehand. This precaution will assist in ridding the immediate area
of Staph which naturally occurs on the skin. Your surgeon will also
"scrub" your face and neck with Betadine solution right before your
incision is made.
There is a risk of developing a hematoma [: a mass of usually clotted blood that forms in a tissue, organ, or body space as a result of a broken blood vessel
] or a seroma [:
a collection of the watery portion of the blood of an animal which may
need to be aspirated]
Shifting (Displacement) & Asymmetry
There could be asymmetry due to malposition of the implant by the surgeon,
swelling, trauma, hematoma, or general . There is also the risk of
"shifting". If this happens a second surgery may be needed
to reposition the implant.
Loss of Sensation (Numbness)
Although you will be numb from the anesthetic and swelling -- as you heal
various areas will regain sensation before others. Remember that you
are healing and to be patient. Numbness of the lips should subside
in 2-3 weeks post op. If not, the implant sometimes may need to be
trimmed or the "wings" (if applicable) moved downwards soon
after to prevent permanent loss of sensitivity. Let your surgeon
know if you still have lip numbness after the 3 week period. The
surgery to correct this is usually performed within 4 weeks after the
Disorders Related To Silicone
There is no
conclusive evidence with autoimmune disorders regarding silicone toxicity,
rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, cystic fibrosis, fribromyalgia, etc..
Solid silicone facial implants have been used for decades in cosmetic,
non-functional applications without any ill effects.