When Can I Go Back To Work After Getting A Chin Implant?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 42 year old man who is interested in getting a chin implant. This is something I’ve considered for most of my adult life. I have a very hectic and busy work schedule. My down time is very important to know. I’m concerned on how long I’d be out of it after surgery. Also when I can resume my duties at a 100% level. I’m in very good health and the only vice I have is smoking. Aside from that I have no issues that would stop me from surgery.
A: The recovery from chin implant surgery is more of a social rather than a physical recovery. A social recovery refers to you how one looks after surgery…how much the swelling and chin distortion is and when you feel comfortable returning to the rigors of your work schedule based on your appearance. There are no physical restrictions after surgery and the chin swelling and discomfort is not usually that physically limiting. Thus you can return to work as soon as you feel capable. Depending upon the type of work you do that may be anywhere from 3 to 7 days after surgery. There is nothing you can do to adversely effect the outcome of the chin augmentation surgery short of getting hit or falling on your chin.
Dr. Barry Eppley