Reconstructive Face Procedures Information


  • Physically healthy

  • Non-smoker


  • Medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

  • Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and someone to stay with you the first night following surgery


While the initial outcome of reconstructive plastic surgery is present almost immediately, it will be obscured by visible swelling. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate.

The final results will be long-lasting; however, the initial healing phase may include localized swelling, discoloration, numbness or discomfort. In addition, facial movements may be temporarily restricted or impaired. These are common conditions.

Although great results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.

It's important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion or motion during the time of healing.

  • *Are not limited to:

  • Nerve damage

  • Hematoma

  • Scarring

  • Infection

  • Need for additional surgery

Unlikely Complications