The period of total recovery from the mentoplasty surgery varies between 6 to 12 months, where the patient returns home 1 or 2 days after the surgery, accompanied by specific medication for pain relief. Depending on the case, there may be a need to use orthodontic braces to realign the upper arch to the lower one. After surgery, it is normal for the face to be swollen. The patient should perform lymphatic drainage to reduce swelling and use ice packs in the area in question.
The post-operative period of mentoplasty tends not to cause problems for patients. However, certain precautions must be taken into account: it is essential to rest for the first two weeks, avoiding returning to work. It is advisable that you can work from home to avoid strain; you should use cold compresses in the affected region to reduce the apparent swelling and lymphatic drainage; it is advised that in the first three months, the patient’s diet is based on liquids and pastes; should avoid sun exposure, efforts, and physical exercise; to improve the chewing process, reduce pain and swelling, and also the headache caused by muscle tension, it is advisable to carry out physiotherapy sessions.
There are rare risks at the origin of this surgery. However, some must be considered, as they are not impossible to happen. Bleeding from the mouth and nose and loss of sensation in the face may occur. To avoid infections or any other warning, it is essential to follow the medical restrictions that the specialist doctor has prescribed to avoid any problem.
It is essential that the patient has some individualized care to obtain a faster and more effective recovery such as avoiding having an excessively hot diet and with hard foods that require a lot of chewing and strength in the affected area, not practicing physical exercise in the 21 days after the surgery, keep your mouth clean with the help of oral antiseptics, always accompanied by medical prescriptions, do not touch the existing scar and sleep on your back so as not to lean on your chin. It is important to know where is the best for chin surgery (ทำ คาง ที่ไหน ดี which is the term in Thai) if you want to have a surgery.