How long after a Sliding Genioplasty before I can lie on my front/face? How soon before I can I fly?

I have to wait until February for a sliding genioplasty consultation as the surgeon is so popular and based in Switzerland. When I asked when I could have surgery they said March/April earliest, but I have my bbl booked for mid April. How soon after a sliding genioplasty am I allowed to sleep/lie on my front? And how soon can I fly as I don't mind traveling for it and my bbl is in Dominican Republic. I may need to consider another surgeon who can see me and operate on me sooner

Doctor Answers 2

Flying or lie down face first after Sliding Genioplasty (Chin Surgery)

I would suggest waiting for 4 weeks before lying on your front or face.  You would be able to fly within one week following surgery, so long as your surgeon approves this as well.


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Sliding Genioplasty

You can fly a day or two after a sliding genioplasty. But you should not sleep on your face for three months after the surgery.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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