Will I Have Any Chin Deformities After Medpor Chin Implant Removal With Replacement?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I wanted to inquire about the removal of my medium medpor chin implant that was placed submentally four years ago with one or two screws used for extra adherence. This request would be for removal only, and not replacement with another implant. It’s my understanding that due to the nature of the implant’s material, removal comes with a higher risk of disfigurement and other complications. I was interested in gaining more information regarding your experience with removing these types of implants, how often you’ve seen long-term issues as a result of removal. I know certain deformities can be mitigated with filler however, I am not interested in filler.
Another issue I’ve had, which is important for me to address, is that the incision site has intermittently presented with soreness/swelling internally just below the scar. I spoke with the surgeon who initially placed the implant and he seems to think that is a result of scar tissue– i’m unsure if that’s accurate. I would be curious if any old scar tissue could be removed during the implant’s removal procedure.
A: In answer to your Medpor chin implant removal questions: