I underwent genioplasty on my jaw. After seven days, my face looks weird. What should I do?
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Q. How much time will it take to recover from genioplasty of the jaw?

Answered by  
Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop
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Education: BDS

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Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop is a Dental Surgeon specializing in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology with seven years of clinical experience. He completed his BDS from Rajiv Gandhi Unive... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 18, 2023 and last reviewed on: Nov 10, 2023
Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

After seven days of jaw genio surgery, my face feels and looks so weird. I need a second opinion.

Thank you.

Answered by  Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have seen the pre and post-photographs and images (attachments removed for patient identity protection) you have enclosed. You may expect results in just one week; ideally, it will take two to three months to recover. If you are concerned more about jaw esthetics right now, you need to consult a maxillofacial surgeon in the clinic who can give dermal filler injections to stabilize your face better. You should go for a maxillofacial surgeon's second opinion in the clinic so that whatever genioplasty material has been used for the amount you paid to your doctor, they can cross-check and see how best they can improve your appearance. If the maxillofacial surgeon in the clinic is satisfied with your braces specialist, he will not suggest any further changes. In the clinic, reviewing is essential for seeing what material, what standard procedure, what implants and what dimensions the surgery was done in, which cannot be assessed only through photography and images. So I suggest you go for a second opinion review in your city to a maxillofacial surgeon in the clinic. Also, from my point of view, your face and the lips are tight for you because its outlook is better now and is healing well, but in terms of facial symmetry, you have to give it at least two to three months. If you are entirely dissatisfied with the look or facing oral discomfort, consult a surgeon, not just a general dentist in the clinic, with records of your genioplasty procedure with the previous doctor. If you wait and watch for one more month, you might notice a fuller face and better lip healing.

Thank you.

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