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by carcan
Sun May 31, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: talking post op
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

lower jaw

I am 3 days post up, They moved my lower jaw foward.I had some bleeding for the first day and now its pretty much gone away. I do have a lot of phelgm in my throat though.You may have alittle blood mixed in with the saliva that makes it seem like a lot. If it persists i would call the Dr.I was tighl...
by carcan
Sun May 17, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: what is happening to my jaw
Replies: 8
Views: 1471

its ok

I think thats normal. The Ortho has to line your teeth up so when you do have your surgery the upper and lower jaw fit together.Unfortunately that means making it look worse before it can get better.What type of surgery are you having?When?Did your OS show you a digital image of what you should look...
by carcan
Fri May 15, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My daughter had double jaw surgery and it has all gone wrong!
Replies: 163
Views: 47784

hows your daughter

Jane, Just wondering if your Daughter is ok ? I Hope all is ok.
by carcan
Wed May 06, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty before Jaw Surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

chin

Samsu82, i would do them both, I did the chin(genio) by itself @ 5yrs ago , B/c just like you i didnt want to go through braces and also the extra cost. I now have had braces for a while and am scheduled to have BSSO( lower advancement) and chin reduction at the end of this month. I wish i would hav...
by carcan
Tue May 05, 2009 5:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Numbness again?
Replies: 13
Views: 2371

permanent numbness

Thats my worry, permanent numbness in my lower lip. I dont know how that would work with puckering, smiling and just movemant in general.
by carcan
Mon May 04, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Getting different evaluations for treatment
Replies: 7
Views: 1498

how do you feel

i think you have to decide for yourself whether or not it bothers you enough to want to fix it. The orthodontist is there to tell you what would be ideal, but your the one that needs to make the final decision on it , I have read some blogs and the gummy smile is what some people like about themselv...
by carcan
Mon May 04, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Not had surgery yet but profile looks worse
Replies: 19
Views: 3312

it will be better

i know how you guys feel , but it definately gets worse before it can get better, sounds silly i know.
by carcan
Mon May 04, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What about numbness and swelling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

thanks

thanks for all of your help.
by carcan
Mon May 04, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Numbness again?
Replies: 13
Views: 2371

Thanks

Thank you all for replying to my post. I dont know what i would do with out this site, And all of your help.
by carcan
Mon May 04, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: ....May 5th...scared to death!
Replies: 25
Views: 3098

Ctoler1920

Ctoler1920,
I heard to expect to lose 10% of your body weight. I am not sure if thats the case or not though b/c i havent had my surgery yet.Good luck tomorrow, im sure everything wil be fine.
by carcan
Mon May 04, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SLIDING GENIOPLASTY - Take Two
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

genioplasty

i had a genioplasty done @5 yrs ago and i have decided to have it revesed and have mandibular advancement AKA BSSO instead . B/C the angle btwn my lower lip and chin is steep ( for lack of better description) and it looks witchy.
by carcan
Mon May 04, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Numbness again?
Replies: 13
Views: 2371

Numbness again?

I know if differs for everyone but im having BSSO and was wondering how long it took for others to regain feeling in lower lip and chin?If you reply please let me know type of surgery, your age(b/c they say the older you are the more likely its permanent)and how long Post-OP. Thanks
by carcan
Mon May 04, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Doea anyone have young kids? If so how did they react ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Doea anyone have young kids? If so how did they react ?

Im having BSSO and i have a 3yr old. Im really concerned how he will feel when he sees me swollen, bruised and just diiferent. Anyone have a similar circumstance?
by carcan
Sun May 03, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What about numbness and swelling?
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

What about numbness and swelling?

I'm having lower advancement and im curious about the numbness and swelling.How long does it last? How long until you can smile ? Not only that but what about being tightly banded and yawning,sneezing or coughing? how does that work?
by carcan
Sun May 03, 2009 5:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long after surgery before you are up and moving around?
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

How long after surgery before you are up and moving around?

I am scheduled to have my mandibular advancement surgery at the end of this month. I'm starting to get nervous b/c after reading some posts it sounds like i'll be out of comission for a while. I'm a mom of 2 ( A 3yr old and a 2 month old) . I'll have help for the first week but after that i'm pretty...