Sliding Genioplasty - Australia, AU

Hi everyone! I'm a 34 year old female who is...

Hi everyone! I'm a 34 year old female who is booked in for sliding genioplasty on the 18th of July (3 days). As I have only told the 2 people who will be caring for me pre and post op, I wanted to chat to others out there who have had this or similar operations as I'm a little anxious! I'm worried I'll back out at the last minute! Any suggestions?

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I'm glad you started your review. Yes, you very well might go through a full on panic/freakout the night before your surgery. It seems pretty common, and of course is understandable since the idea of surgery can be pretty scary. I think just knowing that those feelings right before are common and somewhat expected can help though.

Do you feel like you have had an opportunity to discuss all your concerns with your doctor? If not, you might call their office and talk with them about it so they can address your concerns too.

Do you mind me asking what is your biggest worry that makes you think you might want to back out?

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Thanks for your post Megan! Yes, I've talked to my surgeon, I guess I'm just worried that ill be scared to go through with it (the unknown!!) it's the fear of fear if you know what I mean! I'm very confident in my surgeon, and the anaesthetist is very well regarded too. I don't particularly like the idea of walking into the operating theatre!!!

2 sleeps to go!

I should be in bed already! I have 2 sleeps before my sliding genioplasty. I got some Xanax from my gp to help with the anxiety and have been taking them over the last couple of days. I bought lots of purée apples and made pumpkin and sweet potato soup and carrot and celery soup to get me through.

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So glad to hear you got something to help with your anxiety! Two sleeps - woohoo!! It sounds like you are well preparing yourself with some great soups...could you package some up & send me some?? ;)

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Awe, I completely understand. You might talk with your surgeon and ask if they can prescribe you something to calm you pre-surgery jitters(?).

1 sleep to go! 8 hours to go!

Ok so I stocked up on puréed apple, made soups, tidied my house and now taken a Xanax to calm my nerves. My friend will pick me up at 6 am!!! We will get to the hospital by 7am and the op is at 8:30am. I spoke to the anaesthetist about my anxieties so hopefully all will be ok!!! Talk tomorrow!!!

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In hospital gown! 7 mins before I go in and get sedated!!!
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Oh my gosh - you made it!! As soon as you feel well enough afterwards please let us know how you are doing!

Completed Sliding Genioplasty

Hi all! So, my operation is completed! The day before the op, I had liquids (freshly squeezed fruit juice) and soup as its better if you have light, non dairy foods. Also I cleaned the house, changed bed sheets and organized what needed to be done so that I could relax and be comfortable at home. I had a xanax to relax me the night before and one in the morning. My friend picked me up at 6:30am (great friend!) and we had ample of time to find parking and to get to reception. I filled in my intake forms and changed into the sexy white gown, blue disposable foots bags (you couldn't really describe them as slippers) and blue shower cap. I was given 3 tablets (I think pain killers and a sedative) then saw my anaesthetist who asked me more questions, then went into an area where there was a wheely bed. They wheeled me into the operating theatre and the anaesthetist put a needle into my arm and said I'd start to feel drowsy. It felt warm and relaxing. I woke up in a room with a view feeling drowsy and was given orange juice and lemonade. My blood pressure was checked regularly as my blood pressure was low (it's usually a bit low anyway). After about 3 hours I was ready to go! My friend picked up my after care medication (penicillin, anti inflammatory and liquid pain killers). Then I was off to my bed at home for some sleep! No pain whatsoever!!

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Yes! I made it and I'm so pleased I went through with it! I had been putting it off for years and going back and forth on a decision mainly due to fear! I look like a hamster at the moment but I can tell the chin bone is much more in balance. They gave me 2 types of pain killers; liquid paracetamol 240mg and I'm meant to have 10-20 mls 4 x per day. They also gave me a stronger pain killer which contains oxycodone hydrochloride 5mg which they said to take as needed. So far I haven't needed the latter ones as the local is still working but I've read that day 3 is the worst pain wise. Over the last few hours my throat has been slightly sore, same sensation as you have when coming down with something. My cheeks only feel bruised if I touch them. I have a Elastoplast from ear to ear which only allows me to open my mouth a centimetre which is slightly annoying! Thanks for your messages xxx
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Wow, a centimeter is not very big at all - just big enough to get a straw in or take a small sip I suppose. Ok, I'll let you rest up, but keep the updates coming. Hoping things stay as comfortable as possible for you!!

I'm so glad to hear from you, and that all went so well! How much pain medication are you needing to take at this point, if you don't mind me asking?

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Day 4

I took my chin band aid off today which was exciting as my mouth could only open to a centimetre with it on. The band aid was really sticky and hard to get the remnants off my face. My skin under the bandaid is quite pimply. I'm really swollen and my bottom lip looks thinner (I'm hoping because of the puffiness) . It feels hard where the puffiness is and my neck is tinged yellow on one side. I can feel a dissolvable stitch under my tongue and a couple between my bottom lip and teeth which restrict me from talking normally still. I'm wanting the swelling to go down so I look better as currently I look weird!

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Thanks for sharing..I had a lip lift, eyelid lift and sliding geneoplasty done on Monday. I love my lips but don't love my chin. My bottom lip looks weird. I'm also still very swollen and constipated.
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I had a sliding geneoplasty on Monday. I'm still really swollen and taken Ocycodine six days post operation. Is that normal? Also, I still have on my bandage. The doctor did not tell me when to remove it. I am anxious to see what it looks like. I did peel a little of the bandage back yesterday to see if my mentallabial crease was gone and I thought that I looked really weird. Can someone give me some feedback on what to expect 6 days post op? Thank you in advance.
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Hi, Question, I had mine done 3 weeks ago this Thursday. Swelling/bruising has gone down, happy with the results, only thing tho is that my bottom teeth/lip still are numb, cannot speak properly yet and its sooo annoying, Are you back to normal yet?
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