- Bleeding- As with any surgery, bleeding is a risk. This may form a blood collection called a hematoma and may require drainage. It is important to discuss any history of excessive bleeding or family history of bleeding.
- Infection- Infection is relatively uncommon. Antibiotics will be given to you during the surgery and will usually be taken after the surgery.
- Scars – Scarring may occur either in the mouth or under the jaw
- Asymmetry- There may be asymmetry in some areas.
- Rejection of the implant may occur
- Wrinkling of the implant may occur
- Numbness or sensation changes of the skin
- Some patients will require additional surgery
Depending on your job, you should be able to get back to work in a few days. Dr. Stiller will direct you regarding resuming exercise and normal activities during your follow-up evaluations.