Our chin may seem like just another part of the face, but a single change in its angle or contour could already affect our overall appearance. Through genioplasty, the chin can be brought forward to achieve a more balanced look.
Some probable candidates for genioplasty may shy away from the idea because of lack of knowledge. They do not merely fear the procedure itself, but also what happens during recovery. Here are some of the commonly asked questions about recovering from genioplasty as well as answers to these FAQs.
Why consider genioplasty?
A more contoured chin improves facial balance and overall appearance. Genioplasty corrects various chin problems, such as a receding chin, chin misalignments, and chin asymmetry. At times, the chin may be augmented or reduced to achieve facial harmony.
What comes after the procedure?
Genioplasty may not particularly cause pain, but after the procedure, the treated area will likely feel sore. Within the first few days following surgery, you may experience discomfort, but nothing that cannot be treated with regular pain medication. After several weeks, the pain usually completely disappear. A course of antibiotics will also be given to prevent infection.
Will I have trouble eating after genioplasty?
A genioplasty procedure will likely result to a little problem when it comes to eating and chewing. It is best that you start with a soft diet then go back to your normal diet after a few days or when tolerable.
How long will I put off work?
After undergoing genioplasty, you may be advised to take time off from work. The duration varies for each individual and depends on how well your body recovers and your ability to carefully follow post-operative instructions. Patients are typically advised to have around a week off from work, for light work duties few days could sufficient.
If you are interested in enhancing your chin area and would like to learn more about genioplasty, request an appointment with Dr. Totonchi today by calling (216) 778-2262 or filling out this online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!