Please arrange for someone to drive you home after the surgery. You may also ask them to be around to provide some help over the next couple days (depending on your situation). There are also important guidelines to follow regarding things like eating, drinking, and smoking, and we’ll provide you with an easy-to-follow list and Dr. Griner will go over them with you prior to your surgery.
Day of Surgery
On the day of the surgery, you’ll be able to ask any last-minute questions or express any concerns when you meet your anesthesiologist, your operative nurse, and Dr. Griner. The length of the surgery can vary depending on your case, so instead of providing some generalities here, Dr. Griner will get to your case and then help you get a better idea about your specific surgery duration.
The recovery time for facial reconstruction surgery is, of course, largely dependent on the severity of your case and the surgical procedures that were employed. In some cases, multiple procedures are necessary to achieve optimal results, so this can obviously impact your recovery. Dr. Griner will discuss in good detail what you can expect after your surgery.