I had a sliding genioplasty 5 days ago and I look acromegalic or cave manish

by Bellevue | Seattle’s Dr. Philip Young | Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery:

This is a question that I answered for a patient that had a surgery done a while ago by another surgeon:

5 days is too early to judge your results after genioplasty. Right now you are going to have a tremendous amount of swelling.  You have to wait at least a week and up to a month for it to really look good.  Generally, I tell people that you will have 60% of your healing at 6 weeks, 80% at 6 months and the rest occurs up to 2 years later.  So be patient. It will get better and most of the time things can be changed back to the way they were or altered a bit.  I personally prefer chin augmentation to genioplasty.  Chin augmentation is generally, through many studies, associated with less complications than genioplasty.  These complications can include, nerve damage, a step off deformity, bone loss, problems with the implants or titanium plates and screws used for the fixation of the chin implant or the genioplasty segment that is advanced.

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Cheers!, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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