How long is recovery from sliding genioplasty?

How long is recovery from sliding genioplasty?

The recovery period after a sliding genioplasty is NO longer than chin implant placement. Expect the recovery to take between two and three weeks. Normally, patients are able to return to work seven to ten days after surgery.

Is Sliding genioplasty better than chin implant?

A genioplasty involves cutting your jaw bone and moving it forward. One advantage is you are changing your own bone, which may appeal to some patients. I recommend a chin implant because I think it’s a much safer surgery. It is technically easier, the procedure can be done in the office with or without sedation.

Does sliding genioplasty improve jawline?

The major advantage of genioplasty is that as the chin comes forward it drags the soft tissues of the neck with it and dramatically improves the jaw line.

Does sliding genioplasty affect teeth?

Sliding Genioplasty For some people, a receding chin does not involve problems with the teeth or jaws and does not cause functional problems (e.g., with chewing).

Can I brush my teeth after Genioplasty?

You can usually shower and wash your face within 48 hours after your surgery, but do so gently. You can and should resume brushing your teeth as soon as possible, but be gentle around the incisions. You do not want to disturb the sutures while brushing your teeth.

Is Sliding Genioplasty permanent?

A sliding genioplasty is generally considered permanent, although revision surgery may be required if complications with the hardware or bone healing results. As a Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgeon, I think it is important to be able to offer both options to patients.

Who performs sliding genioplasty?

Menlo Park plastic and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Steven Schendel, will usually perform a sliding genioplasty, where the bone is physically cut and slid either forward or back, depending on what is being addressed. In some cases, he may prefer to do chin augmentation with the use of an implant.

How much does genioplasty cost?

According to patient-reported reviews for genioplasty, the average price was $8,300.

When can I exercise after Genioplasty?

Do not drive until you are no longer taking any pain medications (narcotics). You should be able to resume full social and employment activities in 2-3 weeks. Strenuous exercise and activities should be avoided for 10 days. Body contact sports should be avoided for 6-8 weeks.

Is Sliding genioplasty permanent?

How long does it take for bone to heal after genioplasty?

Because bone is operated on in genioplasty, complete healing takes at least 6-8 weeks.

Can you smoke after Genioplasty?

Avoid smoking as it will slow or prevent healing and may result in an infection. Avoid directing water picks to the incision wounds in the first 1-2 weeks following surgery as the fluid may become trapped in the wound.