What chin surgery did Marilyn Monroe have?

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asked Aug 20, 2023 in Celebrities by JohnDiest (1,620 points)
What chin surgery did Marilyn Monroe have?

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answered Oct 7, 2023 by boredwater (8,700 points)
The chin surgery that Marilyn Monroe had was a 1950 cartilage implant in her chin.

Jaw implants are not very risky and it's a pretty low risk cosmetic procedure.

A jaw implant or chin implant is a type of surgical procedure that enhances the chin size and most people get a flexible silicone implant.

Jaw surgery is not very traumatic at all and is not very painful or painful at all.

You'll be asleep under general anesthesia while the jaw surgery is performed and as long as you take pain killer medications after the jaw surgery the recovery should not be painful either.

Jaw surgery is major surgery although it's a pretty safe procedure but it can disrupt your life for several weeks and even months.

You will be asleep during the jaw surgery so will feel no pain and will be unaware of the jaw surgery taking place.

Complications with jaw surgery are not common and are very rare.

Most people come out of jaw surgery without any complications.

Corrective jaw surgery is not very risky and is a pretty safe procedure.

However just like all surgery the corrective jaw surgery does carry some possible risks which include bleeding, infection or the need for more surgery to improve or adjust the result.

After corrective jaw surgery you may also feel numbness or tingling in areas of the face and mouth although the sensations should go away as the swelling goes away.

Getting jaw surgery is worth it as jaw surgery saves the teeth from strain and damage unlike other treatments such as braces and bonding, retainers and dentures which can put a lot of strain on your teeth.

You are not awake during jaw surgery and instead you'll be asleep and feel no pain during the jaw surgery.

Jaw surgery is not painful as you'll be under general anesthetics and after the jaw surgery you'll be given painkillers to make the recovery from jaw surgery as painless as possible.

After jaw surgery you can sneeze after 2 weeks although if you do need to sneeze sooner then try to sneeze with your mouth open to equalize the pressure between your sinus and mouth.

Also you should not blow your nose for at least 2 weeks after the jaw surgery as well.

Your face will be numb for around a few weeks to a few months after jaw surgery which is normal.

Most often the upper face and lip numbness will go away sooner than the lower face and lip numbness.

The younger you are the faster the numbness will tend to go away.

You will be able to talk within 6 weeks to 8 weeks after jaw surgery after the bones have healed into a good strong union and the wires have been removed.

You do sleep during jaw surgery as you'll be given anesthesia to put you to sleep so you will be unaware of the jaw surgery or feel anything.

You will also get intubated for jaw surgery as general anesthesia will be required and the jaw surgery will be performed in the mouth.

So it is necessary to pass a breathing tube called an enotracheal tube from your nose into the trachea to help you breath during the jaw surgery.

After you have jaw surgery you will need to stay in the hospital for the jaw surgery at least overnight although some people may need to stay an additional night in the hospital after the jaw surgery but most people go home the next day after the jaw surgery and continue recovery at home.

Adults do sometimes need jaw surgery to correct a bite or significant bite imbalance.

Although most jaw surgery is done in patients 21 and under although not under 14 in most cases.

The percent of people that get jaw surgery is 2.5 to 5 percent of people.

An orthodontist would recommend jaw surgery to fix severe orthodontic problems that involve the relationship between your teeth and jaws.

Common reasons for jaw surgery are to correct open bites, underbites and congenital abnormalities related to jaw development such as from birth defects.

The pain killer you should take for jaw surgery is Ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

However you may also be prescribed a narcotic opioid pain medication depending on the procedure.

After jaw surgery you can resume eating normal foods after 2 to 4 weeks and during that time you'll be on a liquid diet.

After jaw surgery you will usually stay in the hospital overnight or in some cases up to 2 days.

Once you are able to get up and walk around and have no signs of complications then you can be discharged from the hospital and go home.

After jaw surgery you will be out of work for up to 3 weeks although it can take 6 weeks to 8 weeks to heal initially.

However you should be able to return to work or school within 1 week to 3 weeks after the jaw surgery.

You will need to wear the rubber bands for 4 weeks to 6 weeks after the jaw surgery.

For the first 2 weeks you will need to wear the rubber bands for 24 hours a day and then after that you can wear them for 21 hours a day.

It's never really too late to have or get jaw surgery although it's best to get jaw surgery before the age of 45 and never before the age of 18 although some people do get jaw surgery before 18.

They do wire your jaw shut after jaw surgery and your jaw will need to stay wired together for 6 weeks to 8 weeks which allows your bones to heal in a good strong union.

While your jaws are wired together after jaw surgery you will find that talking, eating and doing other activities can be difficult.

The age you should get jaw surgery is between 15 years to 18 years of age after your face and jaw as stopped growing.

You need to wait to have the jaw surgery after the face and jaw have stopped growing so you will not outgrow the jaw surgery correction.

The average age for jaw surgery is 14 to 16 years of age for females and the average age of jaw surgery for males is 17 to 21 years of age which is after growth stops.

Jaw surgery takes on average of 1 and 1/2 hours to 2 hours although if the upper and lower jaw need surgery then it can take up to 3 hours to 4 hours for the jaw surgery to be performed.

Jaw surgery is a major surgery which can disrupt your life for months or several weeks.

The recovery time for jaw surgery is around 6 to 8 weeks.

For more complicated jaw surgery, the initial healing phase can last about six to eight weeks. Complete healing of the jaws can take between 9 and 12 months.

Jaw surgery can be very effective for treatment of breathing problems, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

In fact, recent studies have shown that orthognathic surgery has more than a 90% success rate when treating sleep apnea patients.

There are variations of orthognathic/jaw surgery.

You will be completely numb on the jaw that was operated on, so there is not a great amount of pain.

Although, the swelling starts up immediately and there is some jaw stiffness to be anticipated.

There is some soreness from the breathing tube that the anesthetist places and this soreness will also subside with time.

Your jaws will be wired together approximately six to eight weeks.

This is the time it takes for the bones to heal in a good, strong union.

The corrective jaw surgery can have adverse side effects like numbness, loss of hearing, extreme pain, and increased drooling.

Moreover, corrective jaw surgery is ten times more expensive than non-surgical treatments for correcting malocclusions.

As with any surgery, there is a risk of complications with jaw surgery, so it is important to consider the risks of jaw surgery versus the benefits before embarking on any procedure.

However, when performed by experienced specialist surgeons using the latest planning and surgical techniques, the risks of long-term issues are low.

After the jaw surgery, you will likely experience some pain and swelling.

You may have black eyes, bruises, and swelling.

Your face will also look different because of the jaw surgery.

All of these are normal and will go away after a few weeks.

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