Q1 : Will I be asleep during surgery?
A1 : You will be asleep under general anesthesia and unable to feel pain during surgery.
Q2 : What adjustments do I have to face after surgery?
A2 : It will hurt to open your mouth so you will be on a soft diet for a few days. Facial expressions will be limited temporarily for the same reason. As your incisions heal, regular food will slowly be allowed under your doctor’s supervision and you will be able to smile or frown with less pain.
Q3 : How many days should I stay near Bangkok?
A3 : Allow 7-10 days for your surgery and follow up appointments.
Q4 : How long will it take for me to appreciate my new look?
A4 : Your face will gradually lose its swollen and puffy appearance, and by the end of the second week you will have an idea of your enhanced look. However, wound healing will take about 6-12 months to mature and show the final results.
Q5 : What are the risks?
A5 : As with other surgeries, the risks of reduction malarplasty are bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, nerve injury with weakness and numbness, asymmetry, suboptimal aesthetic result, and the need for revision surgery.
Q6 : How do I prepare for surgery?
A6 : You need to have realistic expectations from the surgery. To avoid complications and reduce risk factors, you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines other than those that your doctor allows you to continue, at least two weeks before operation. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.