Some discomfort and swelling is to be expected
for several days following the surgical procedure. Smiling and talking
might be temporary difficult along with some visible bruising around the chin
and neck area. Your plastic surgeon will give you instructions on dental
hygiene, eating and or any restrictions you might have following your surgical
After a patient undergoes Mentoplasty, he may
experience a slight “tight” sensation around the region of the implant that can
approximately last for one week. Following the procedure, the swelling of
the lower chin may take nearly six weeks to reduce. Patients are generally
advised to stay away from foods which require chewing and stick to soft foods
and liquids for few days after operation. Although, it is suggested to resume
the normal activity within ten days but a patient should keep in mind that he
should stay away from vigorous activity for quite a few weeks.
The ability to move your mouth and lips might be
diminished somewhat after
cheek implant surgery, but this temporary. Sutures that are
used to close the incisions inside the mouth area dissolve within about ten
days. There will be some dietary restrictions along with some special
instructions with your activity limitation.
Swelling is pretty significant following jaw implant
surgery, and normally peaks around day three. There still will be some
residual swelling for several months after the surgery. Your final results
will not be seen for several months. Activities and diet will have some
restrictions. The ability to smile, talk or move your mouth in any way
might be limited for several days to weeks.
head elevated as much as possible will help tremendously with the
swelling and discomfort. You should use at least two or three
pillows to keep the facial area elevated.
be confined to you laying on your back for the first couple of weeks.
should occur following this cosmetic procedure for the first few days.
It is important that no coughing happens, as this could cause some
discomfort. Read our section on smoking and cosmetic surgery.
for at least a week following facial implant surgery - especially if you
are still taking pain medication. You should be off all medication
before drinking any alcoholic beverage. Alcohol tends to dilate
the blood vessels and can contribute to increase bleeding.
Do not sit in
the sun or be in heat for at least a month following this procedure to
plastic surgeon if taking the herbal remedy Arnica would be
beneficial to reduce some of the bruising. Every plastic surgeon
has varying opinions regarding herbal remedies, so make sure you get
permission from your surgeon before taking this.
sports and other excessive activities for several weeks. Ask your
surgeon what your exercise timeline should be.