I had a silicone chin implant inserted via submental incision in Sept 08. I have decided to remove the implant due to it being crooked -I'd rather just look like my original self. Although I don't imagine it to be a very difficult process, I do have some concerns. Your input would be so very much appreciated!!!
1. I have read on the internet that the capsule formed around the implant needs to be removed, in addition to the implant. If the capsule is not removed, the tissues that surrounded the implant will not be able to re-adhere to each other. Is that true?
2. I'm a healthy 32 yo female and the chin implant was a silicone, "button" type. The ps called it a medium size, but I think it probably added about 4-5 mm of projection; and the width is a bit shorter than the length of my lips. Do you think I'll have any problems with sagging tissue/flesh when the implant is removed?
3. I may have an implant reinserted (hopefully by you!) in the future. Do you think it's a good idea to remove and then wait a year or so for reinsertion. Or, is it better to just reinsert another implant at the same time as removal? Or, is there no adv/disadv between either scenario?
4. Are there any other adverse considerations I should think about before removal?
Dr Lam, thank you so very much for your input!! I wish I had lived in Texas, I would just drive over to see you. And I appreciate all you expert advice on this forum!!!