The recovery time for genioplasty can vary depending on the individual and the specific details of the procedure performed. Here is a general timeline that can give you an idea of the recovery process:
First week: Swelling and bruising peak. A soft-food diet is usually recommended, and oral hygiene instructions are given.
1-2 weeks: Swelling decreases, and patients transition to a regular diet. Sutures may be removed.
2-4 weeks: Swelling continues to subside. Some patients can resume work but should avoid strenuous activities.
6 weeks to several months: Most swelling resolves, and the initial healing is complete. Final results may take months to fully appear.
It’s important to note that these timeframes are general estimates, and individual recovery experiences may vary. Following your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, attending follow-up appointments, and maintaining good oral hygiene will contribute to a smoother recovery process. It’s advisable to consult with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon or plastic surgeon to get specific information regarding your expected recovery timeline based on your unique circumstances.