When Will The Swelling From My Chin Shave Go Away?

Q: Dr. Eppley, how long does the swelling from a chin shave via submental incision last? After 16 days, my chin still looks large. When will I look normal? 🙁

A: Significant resolution of swelling from an inferior border chin shave takes 4 to 6 weeks to occur and complete resolution 2 to 3 months. You are early on in the process and I would expect you to not yet be in the ‘benefits’ phase of the surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon