Long chin tied (pictures before and after)
At the end of surgery, the patient is discharged with only a small bandage. The initial recovery period may be accompanied by local tenderness, swelling and edema, transient bruising of the overlying skin that passes after approximately 2 weeks. The final profile of the chin will take shape only after several months, once all swelling has subsided.
The complications of surgery are rare, and include:
- Bleeding that may necessitate drainage in the operating room
- Local infection that can be treated conservatively
- Necessity of an additional surgery for repair or improvement (if indicated)
- Transient or permanent loss of sensation in the area
- Conspicuous scarring
- Relocation of the implant
Further details regarding this surgery can be obtained during the pre-surgical consultation.