I am planning to have jaw reduction surgery but only have 3-4 weeks break. Is it possible for me to get it done?
How Long Does Swelling from a Jaw Reduction Last?
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Swelling After Orthognathic Surgery
The amount and length of swelling depends on several factors including the procedure performed, one or 2 jaws being operated on, the length of the the surgery, the surgeons skill, the individual themself. Every patient is different. If you are only having the lower jaw moved then 2 weeks of swelling is ususally normal. If two jaws are being operated on then 3-4 weeks of swelling is normal. This is all individualized though. Talk with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon to get his opinion
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