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by Gkc08
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw Surgery For Cosmetic Reasons?
Replies: 15
Views: 3505

Re: Jaw Surgery For Cosmetic Reasons?

[quote="sirwired"][quote="Mark11"]Yes, you can have jaw surgery for cosmetic reasons. As for insurance, I don't think jaw surgeries, if they are not life threatening, are covered by insurance. I will do a SARPE surgery soon and a major lower jaw surgery some time after because my...
by Gkc08
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tooth extraction and braces or jaw surgery and braces
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Tooth extraction and braces or jaw surgery and braces

I work with a "functional orthodontist" which is a branch of orthodontists that basically rejects the idea of extracting teeth to fix bites. I am biased, as I chose to follow functional orthodontics versus traditional, but I'm glad I did. I have an anterior open bite with a somewhat narrow...
by Gkc08
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1858
Views: 424725

Re: SARPE Surgery

I got my wire back on a month after my surgery. My ortho actually had me in braces for 2 months before the surgery (he "preps" the front two teeth for surgery and said in his experience it also hastens the gap closing time), and he simply took the wire off a day before surgery. I have to w...
by Gkc08
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1858
Views: 424725

Re: SARPE Surgery

Getting so fed up with my surgeons office. I have to call multiple times just to get a simple question answered, and now they're making me come in for an appointment for a question I asked them a week ago. These secretaries were probably the most stressful part of this entire experience.
by Gkc08
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1858
Views: 424725

Re: SARPE Surgery

Went to my OS for my second post-op visit. I asked him if there was still some swelling present in my nose area and he said "nope"! But then he said I would feel like that area was swollen because lymph fluid drains very slowly from the nasal area... which seemed contrary to him saying the...
by Gkc08
Thu May 28, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1858
Views: 424725

Re: SARPE Surgery

Good to hear about the swelling timeline! I also noticed that even 2-3 weeks post-op, I'm more swollen in the morning (I can feel it in my cheeks, too). Normal? @Psa Glad to hear your recovery is going well! I remember my post-op nurse encouraged me to do some walking as it'd help the swelling, and ...
by Gkc08
Tue May 26, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1858
Views: 424725

Re: SARPE Surgery

[quote="snapdresser"]You could absolutely still have residual swelling in the nose, and if the doc did extra stuff to that area (i.e. the stitches), I think you could expect it.[/quote] I'm seeing my OS next week so I'll definitely ask him about it! I also read somewhere that the muscles a...
by Gkc08
Mon May 25, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1858
Views: 424725

Re: SARPE Surgery

I had my SARPE surgery May 6 and I'm concerned about my nose. My OS didn't expect any changes, but he put in an alar stitch to be safe. Anyways, I'm about 2.5 weeks post-OP and all the swelling appears to be gone, except the base of my nose is so much wider. I compared my nose to pre-OP pics and it'...

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