FAQ: Genitoplasty

If you are unhappy with the structure, size, shape, or thickness of your chin

This surgery aims to enhance the overall shape of the face with an implant placement or reduction surgery on the bone of the chin

Possible but rare complications/risk could include infection, nerve damage, implant movement, mandible bony absorption, rejection of implant and lip dysfunction

Gel fillers are a possible nonsurgical option.

Patients can undergo mandibular osteotomy, sliding/osseous genioplasty and autologous fat transfer,

There are two options that the patient can choose from depending on the results they wish to achieve. An incision is made under the chin, where an implant will be placed or the bone around the chin will be surgically reduced along with any fatty tissue

This surgery will usually take 30 minutes to an hour to complete

You may feel numbness afterwards, however nerve damage is very rare.

You can see the surgical result the right after the surgery. The finally result usually takes 6 months after surgery.

You can see pre and post-operative result in our office.

Yes, genioplasty is usually accompanied with rhinoplasty to achieve a more optimal result

In the beginning, you will experience tightness and it will be a little difficult to make facial expressions, however this will subside within time

You may have trouble eating larger portions of food or any food that requires more effort to chew, however as you continue to heal, this becomes less of an issue.

The results should last for a lifetime as long as there are no complications

The surgery should cost around $3,000, however this price will vary from patient to patient.

The incision will be under your chin and in the area behind your lip. The incision length is not that long due to the small curvature of the chin.

Yes, under the chin but it is well hidden and even if the face is elevated, the scarring is faint.

All of these symptoms should only last for the first week after surgery.

For full recovery/healing, it should take around 3-4 months.

In the beginning, you will feel numbness, swelling, bruising and restriction in facial movement. On the long run, all of these symptoms should subside.

The pain will be minimal and should go away within a week. Mostly, the surgical area will feel more sensitive than usual.

나는 보통 통증 내성에 따라 수술 후 며칠에서 몇 주 동안 Tylenol 3과 Percocet을 처방합니다.

I usually perform this surgery as an outpatient and everyone is able to go home the same day. You will be seen the following day or 2 days later.

In general, you should not drive the first 48 hours after surgery. Also if you are taking heavy necrotic, one should not be driving. Most of my clients are usually driving after 3 to 4 days.

You should be able to get back to 80% of your daily activities within one week. I encourage my patients to ambulate and resume light activities within a few days after surgery. .

My procedure is usually done under general anesthesia.

All my patients see the anesthesiologist before but usually on the day of surgery. For one who has special needs, I frequently arrange for consultation with anesthesiologist a few days before surgery.

초기 상담, 수술 전 예약 및 수술 당일에 모든 환자 약물을 검토합니다.

일반적으로 출혈 또는 출혈 시간 연장을 유발할 수있는 모든 약물을 중단하거나 변경해야 할 수 있습니다. 귀하는 가족 주치의와 이러한 약을 복용 한 전문가와상의하지 않고 약을 중단해서는 안됩니다.

For my patients, general lab tests such as CBC, electrolytes, liver function, INR, PTT, cardiogram are fairly routine, Other tests may be ordered if one has special medical condition.

My anesthesiologist and I prefer that one stop eating and drinking 6 hours before surgery. One can take medication with a small sip of water if the medication is indicated before surgery

We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your surgery. We will also try you on your mobile phone if the time of surgery has been changed.

You can call my office for direction. Our address is available online and one can also use mobile app for direction

You need someone to take you home after surgery as driving is not permitted.

  • 누군가가 병원에서 집으로 데려다 줄 수 있도록 준비하십시오
    It is a good idea to have someone take care of responsibilities at home and at work until you are ready to take care of these.
  • 다른 질문이 있으면 의사에게 연락하십시오
    It is important that someone stay with you on the first night after surgery.
  • 수술 후 10 일 이내에 아프면 의사에게 알리십시오 (감기와 같은 경미한 질병도)
  • You are given a number to call and /or text me after surgery.
  • 의사의 조언에 따라 식사 및 / 또는 음주를 중단하십시오
    My anesthesiologist and I prefer that one stop eating and drinking 6 hours before surgery. One can take medication with a small sip of water if the medication is indicated before surgery
  • I like having our clients stop smoking one week before surgery and two weeks after. If you cannot stop completely as least, try to decrease the amount you smoke. It is a good idea to abstain from alcohol 24 hours before surgery.
  • 의사의 연락처 정보가 있는지 확인하십시오
  • 방문객을 위해 병원 / 사무실로가는 지시 사항이 있는지 확인하십시오
  • 병원 / 병원에 단추가 달린 셔츠와 느슨한 옷을 입으십시오
    The postoperative sheet has my office and cell number so you can contact us as needed.

The surgery could take around 30 minutes to an hour

Our clients usually wake up within 10 minutes at the end of the procedure.

You usually wake up within 10 minutes from the procedure, and your family can see you within an hour from the procedure.

I usually start antibiotics in the operating room, and you may take oral antibiotics for another 48 hours.

  • 이름과 생년월일로 신원이 확인되었는지 확인하십시오.
    If you have significant risks of DVT or pulmonary embolus, you will need to take blood-thinning medication.
  • Make sure you have confirmed the surgery you are having
    My OR nurse will check and confirm this before and just before surgery.
  • 수술 부위가 정확한지 확인하십시오
    My OR nurse will check and confirm this before and just before surgery.
  • 알레르기 및 부작용 확인
    My OR nurse will check and confirm this before surgery.
  • 사전 동의 양식을 이해하고 서명했는지 확인하십시오
    You will have time to review the consent and I like to make sure you understand and have asked all the questions that you may have.

나는 보통 수술 후 방문에서 수술 후 1-2 일과 함께 회복실에서 환자와 대화하여 수술 방법을 설명합니다.

나는 보통 출혈을 일으킬 수있는 약물을 제외하고 평소 약물을 계속 복용하는 것을 좋아합니다. 이 문제에 대해 더 논의하겠습니다.

You can drink water and liquid shortly after the procedure.

My procedure is usually as an outpatient and you will be staying for a few hours after. I only let my patient go home if they are ready.

You need to meet all the discharge criteria before you can go home.

You will be given intra-operative medication; local block and oral and parental pain medication to make sure you are comfortable.

This depends on your medical conditions and I will discuss this with you at your pre-operative consultation.

Incision should be kept clean and dry.

Patients should avoid applying any pressure in the chin area for about a month and you should use a special pillow (U-shaped) when you lie down

Gently apply ice on the area but try not apply any pressure

You should have the medication filled before the day of surgery.

Any mediation that can cause bleeding or alternate your medical condition need to be stopped or changed before surgery. I will be discussing with you in detail at pre-operative visit.

You should get out of bed and ambulate. It is a good idea to be leaning over when you are walking.

Your bandages will be removed at your first follow-up appointment.

The sutures can be removed within a week after the surgery

You should avoid bending over or heavy lifting for two weeks.

Most patients are able to return to their normal routine in a week

You may drive once you stop taking narcotic pain medication and you feel capable of driving.

You may resume sexual activity at two to three weeks.

  • Make sure your care providers wash their hands before and after your care
  • Do not wait until your pain is severe before you ask for pain medication
  • Make sure the call button is within reach before medical staff leave the room
  • Sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before you stand up to prevent getting dizzy
  • Do not get out of bed without help if you feel weak or dizzy
  • 화씨 100.4도 이상의 열이 있습니다.
  • 숨가쁨 또는 흉통이 있음
  • 수술 절개 부위의 발적, 부기, 따뜻함 또는 통증이 증가한 것을 알 수 있습니다
  • 절개가 분리되거나 절개에서 퇴원에 감염된 것을 알 수 있습니다.
  • 붕대에 반복적으로 피가 묻어 있습니다.
  • You have persistent stiffness, numbness/tingling, or weakness of your face
  • 기존 진통제가 통제 할 수없는 통증이 있습니다
  • 처방 된대로 통증 및 기타 약물 복용
  • 처방전 진통제 복용시 운전하지 마십시오
    Yes, narcotic pain medications impair your ability to drive.
  • 수술 후 10 일 동안 목욕하거나 몸을 담그지 마십시오.
  • Keep your incision clean and dry
  • Elevate your head when laying down to reduce swelling in your face
  • Use cold compresses on your face to reduce swelling as advised by your doctor
  • Avoid wearing clothes that is worn by going over your head
  • Do not smoke as it could delay healing
    Smoking is dangerous for facelift. You should discuss with your surgeon if you not able to quit smoking at least 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after surgery. Skin necrosis, difficulty healing, unsatisfactory result, and unsightly scarring can result from smoking.
  • 의사가 조언하는 한 격렬한 운동과 무거운 짐을 피하십시오
  • Wear easy to dress, zip up the front clothing.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming normal daily activities
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming sexual activity

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