If I do not like the implant, can it be removed with no scars? Frequently Asked Question Riverside CA

If I do not like the implant, can it be removed with no scars?


First, any time a surgery is performed there will be a incision and a resultant scar. The job of the Plastic Surgeon is to minimize the scar appearance and hide its location
There are two access incisions choices
  1. intro oral (along the gum line)
+ no Visable external scar
– slight increase in infection
  1. Under the chin (through a crease about a 1/2 back of the point of the chin
+ decrease chance for infection
– well hidden incision (that only dogs see!)
So, depending where the placement of the scar is originally placed for chin implant placement , in general, is where the the incision is used for implant removal.
Of course if the chin incision was used for chin implant placement and was well healed you could always use the intraoral approach for removal.

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