i had sliding genioplasty 4 weeks ago my surgeon also aved down some area of my chin to make it look more symmetrical since i has some symmetry issues.Now my lower lip feels quite numb and puffy i understand the numbness but whats with the puffyness i still have stitches inside my mouth but they seem to be dissolving. And please prescribe me some supplements/vitamins to relieve the numbness/swelling as i have universitin two weeks and i want to look good thanks.
Is It Normal to Have a Swollen Lip and Chin 4 Weeks After Sliding Genioplasty ?
Doctor Answers (1)
This is so very normal.
You had a very big little surgery! Sliding is a medical euphemism for cutting and moving part of your mandible. I would predict that even at 4 months you still have have a bit of swelling and it really won't be until 6 to 12 months that this swelling will resolve.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.