The outcome of a Chin augmentation is never completely predictable. Complications are infrequent and usually minor. However, as with any surgery, there are risks, including the possibility of:
- Infection requiring antibiotics and in some cases hospitalization
- Blood clots
- Extended swelling and bruising
- Movement or displacement of the implant
- Reaction to anesthesia
Normally, swelling and bruising should be expected for up to two weeks, however, in some cases bruising and swelling may be evident for up to two months. Risks can be reduced by following the surgeon's instructions before and after surgery.
The FAQ question "What are the risks of plastic and cosmetic surgery?"
has additional details on risks and how to minimize them.