Q1 : Will there be any scars on my face?
A1 : Many patients prefer the intra-oral approach because this technique shows no scars after surgery.
Q2 : Will I be in pain?
A2 : During surgery, you will be asleep and unable to feel pain. When you awaken from general anesthesia, your doctor will give pain-relief injections or tablets to make you more comfortable. Your face will be sore and swollen in gradually decreasing fashion for two or three weeks. During this time, there will be limitation of face and mouth movement so will need a soft diet until the incisions in your mouth heal.
Q3 : How long do I have to be in the hospital?
A3 : You may be discharged after2 days. Your doctor will ask you to return for follow up check after within one to two weeks.
Q4 : What could go wrong?
A4 : Some risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, asymmetry, nerve injury with weakness and numbness of the lower lips and jaw, and need for revision surgery.
Q5 : How do I prepare for surgery?
A5 : 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 continue at least two weeks before your schedule. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.