I would say a week would be sufficient in most cases. If you have some bruising, I can typically eliminate that bruising when I see you on the 7th day to take out sutures. The laser can minimize the bruising in 24 to 48 hours following the treatment. Generally, there really is not a lot of bruising. If you want to take a look at someone who had a chin implant and neck lipocontouring a day out and a week out, please visit the video journeys section of my website. The easiest thing to do is to go to my media center and click on the video journeys section and find the video on chin implant. Hope that helps.
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery