Reshaping of prominent or weak jawlines can be done in 30 minutes to 2 hours. Local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia may be used. Usually an outpatient procedure, but overnight hospital stay may be necessary occasionally. Temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, numbness and/or stiffness may be experienced. In jaw surgery, inability to open mouth fully for several weeks may be experienced. Back to work is possible in about 1 week. Activities that could jar or bump the face can only be done after 6 weeks or more.
Reshaping of nose by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing width of nostrils, or changing angle between nose and upper lip can be performed. It may also relieve some breathing problems. Simple augmentation and tip plasties are usually done under local anesthesia as office procedures. With rib cartilage graft, hospitalization under general anaesthesia is usually required. 3 to 7 days off work may be required. For reduction rhinoplasty for hump reduction, general anaesthesia and hospital admission is usually required. More strenuous activities can be done after 2 to 3 weeks. Avoid hitting nose or having sunburn for 8 weeks.