While recovering from chin surgery is quick compared to other types of facial cosmetic surgery procedures, there will be some restrictions on your activities for a short period after your surgery. Normal activity usually can be resumed after about 10 days and rigorous activity after a few weeks.
Stitches that are placed in the mouth are often the dissolving kind, which will dissolve in ten days to two weeks. Non-dissolving sutures will have to be removed during one of your follow-up visits to your plastic surgeon, usually after about a week.
It takes about 6 weeks for all the swelling to go down. If the incisions are made in the mouth, no scars will be visible, but even with under the chin incisions the scarring is usually imperceptible.