Hi Dr. Lam,
I had a chin implant put in under my chin two months ago, and I didn't like it. It affected my speech because my lower lip was stretched both vertically and horizontally. There was a deep line between my lower lip and the implant. Then I got the implant removed after it was in for two months. I am now at 9 days post op. My concern is that my speech is still not quite right. I am still having a difficult time pronouncing certain words, especially when I talk fast. Will my speech come back? Even with the implant out, there is that augmentation shape that is still in my chin, although smaller, and both of my lips have stored to its original size (more plumped). Will the line go away and the pocket collapse down so the chin goes to back to its original shape? If so, how long does that take? Also, I noticed I had a lot of saliva when the implant was in. Now, without it, I still have a lot of saliva. Is this normal? Do I have nerve damage? As you can tell, I am worried. Please help. I appreciate your professional opinion.