Duration of the healing process
Since an abscess always has to be surgically split and drained, a wound is always present. Depending on how large and how deep the abscess has been on the chin, the healing time also differs. However, at least one to two weeks should be allowed for a complete healing, no matter how large the abscess has been.
Healing also depends very much on when the wound can be closed and how often the abscess has to be rinsed after opening. Therefore, healing can take several weeks.