@maxhammer - I Know! Before surgery I was feeling as if they weren't fully taking it seriously. They never even took before pictures etc to scrutinise and I asked them if they were going to. All they said was if you want them we can but we don't need to. It does really pee me off that they didn't take into account!
@Calirforniakid - Yeah I completely agree! I wouldn't mind some asymmetry. Like i have said in previous posts I have never been striving for perfection (I think that is a very slippery road to get on) I just want to feel normal and I don't think that's a lot to ask! The asymmetry I have at the moment I feel is very noticeable. Someone at work the other day (she is a right cow) said I looked like I had had a botched botox job
On the other hand what my surgeon has done with my bite is great and I know she is a good surgeon. Its weird because she is aesthetically focussed aswell. She wanted to get the bite right but now she will be doing a genio, again on the NHS, for purely aesthetic reasons! For which I am very grateful! Yes you're right NHS surgeons are paid by the year. (Salaried)
The surgeon and ortho at no point whatsoever, even remotely, suggested it might negatively alter the symmetry of my face. I may have thought twice about the surgery if they had. I know its very early days but the reason I am worrying is initially I thought its only swelling but after speaking to my surgeon she is sure most of it isn't swelling!
After saying all this though I am very very lucky to have the NHS. Yes we pay taxes for it (very minimal) but I know I would never be able to afford this surgery if I paid out of pocket. And to be honest I personally would not want to. My case was quite minor and for me that wouldn't have been worth it. I suppose I just need to be happy with what I have got!!