What to do when you go home after Chin Reduction Surgery
After chin reduction surgery you will feel tired and sore for the first 48 to 72 hours. You will be given pain medication and you will need lots of rest.
When will my sutures dissolve?
All sutures will dissolve within this time. If they have to be removed the surgeon will usually do this around 10 days after the operation.
How much time will I need to take off?
Your surgeon may suggest you take 1-2 weeks off work. Plan to spend this time at home engaging in light activities such as reading and watching television. It might be a good idea to gather a supply of your favourite books, magazines and DVDs.
What about diet?
A soft diet is recommended for about a week and strenuous activities should be avoided for up to 2 weeks.
What about facial contact?
Any situation which might involve facial contact should be avoided for up to 6 weeks.
When can I return to work?
Most people are able to go back to work within a week of surgery.
When can I expect to make a full physical recovery?
This may take up to six weeks. As your body heals during that time, you will gradually regain strength of movement. Your scars may take up to seven months to completely heal.
What if something goes wrong?
Once you’re home, contact your surgeon immediately if you:
- Experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heart beats.
- Notice any signs of infection.
- Experience bleeding.
- Experience a sudden increase in pain.
Above all, get plenty of rest and allow your body to spend its energy on healing.
Find out more
Only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to understand the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of this procedure.
If you would like to find out more about chin reduction surgery or arrange a consultation, contact us today on 08707 606 555, or by completing our online enquiry form for an immediate response.