Why Choose A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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During your jaw surgery recovery, swelling of the face is the most significant finding, which increases rapidly in the first few days after surgery, then slowly resolves over a period of a month. There may be subtle residual swelling for many months.
You will be given specific instructions that may include rinsing with an antibacterial mouth rinse and continuing a pureed diet. Initial healing may include some bruising and discomfort that can be controlled with pain medication.
Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.
The results of jaw surgery will be long-lasting. While there usually is little pain involved in this surgery, there can be swelling or bruising. Most patients are presentable to the public in 10-14 days. However, it may take a few months before final healing is completed.
While jaw surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally.
Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.
Following your post-operative instructions is essential to the success of your surgery. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.