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by archangel689
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: CAN BSSO be done to take the lower jaw just 3mm backward ?
Replies: 3
Views: 894

3mm doesn't sound like a lot, it is! It's very noticeable.
by archangel689
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: appearance changes [bimax + genio]
Replies: 15
Views: 7070

Don't always assume more is better. In my case some sweetheart surgeon tried to convince me that I needed both the lefort I and bsso done (bimax as you call it) and it took another more experienced surgeon a day to talk me out of it. In some cases the cosmetic value is just too little to warrant the...
by archangel689
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: asymmetry question pre surgery
Replies: 15
Views: 2805

Re: asymmetry question pre surgery

They'll do their "model surgery" first to make sure everything is right before doing it on you. That appointment a week before the surgery is when all measurements are made, etc. They'll just find they probably have to do a rotation in addition to the advancement. On the left side of my jaw, several...
by archangel689
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Parents and Surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

You need to stop talking to orthodontists and talk to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Find a good one, they can convince your parents. All you need is to get an evaluation. Orthodontists aren't really qualified.... Also if you have your jaw popping out of the socket (partial dislocation) like i d...
by archangel689
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Chin reduction surgery (shaving)?
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

I think you're out of your mind.

Look what can happen :



http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07206/803957-114.stm
by archangel689
Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: yawning
Replies: 9
Views: 3708

It does seem to stretch the muscles. I can open almost as wide before (except it doesn't dislocate anymore).
by archangel689
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: does the inside of your mouth feel totally different?
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Theres some scar tisue and stuff. my mouth did feel really weird and I didnt even know how my teeth were supposed to go together until a doctor showed me.
by archangel689
Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Marijuana and Jaw surgery?
Replies: 11
Views: 15806

nah dude. It's just you're not supposed to do anything before surgery. It could react with all the other sesame they shoot you up with. You're definitely not supposed to drink, it seriously messes with the anesthesia.
by archangel689
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: When does the numbness go?
Replies: 21
Views: 4136

I found out today that numbness fades away in parts with the very lower chin being first, then the sides next... there is another phase or so and the lips are apparently last. This is for bsso of course.
by archangel689
Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: reason for your orthognathic surgery
Replies: 43
Views: 5345

I just got back from my follow up. I ended up waiting over an hour for my maxillofacial surgeon because he he was downstairs in the OR fixing a bsso attempted by cosmetic surgeon. Apparently, he's the guy they call on to fix screw ups all the time.
by archangel689
Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 4th day since BSSO - my pity/whinning thread
Replies: 16
Views: 2318

I used ice constantly. It helped with the swelling and the really hot face feeling. Childrens Ibuprofin will help so long as you're not bleeding, you should be fine to take that. Moar ice packs! Also Arnica gel.
by archangel689
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: no chewing for 6weeks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

the stitches on my face weren't noticeable..... but that's for rigid fixation, i'm not sure they even do that for wires. Men cannot shave (would shave the stitches off) and that gets to be a pain in the ass if you are like me and hate hair.
by archangel689
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: no chewing for 6weeks?
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

It isn't that bad. It just takes longer to eat. I can eat subs and basically anything I want It just takes longer to cut everything into tiny pieces and smash them with a fork. It's the first few days you should be thinking about. Pro-tip: shave your arms in case you get a moron like I did you tapes...
by archangel689
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery sound scary
Replies: 11
Views: 7463

Yeah the only thing scary about it is having a scary surgeon. I read about my surgeon and met a kid that's friends with my brother that had the same surgeon, and I read about the procedure. It seems that even if a surgeon does one method, say rigid fixation, there are also techniques that differ in ...