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by projo198
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Length of numbness and how did it end?
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: Length of numbness and how did it end?

Completely normal. I am YEARS post-op and still don't have it all back yet!
by projo198
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: double jaw surgery on 31st october :) anyone else?
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: double jaw surgery on 31st october :) anyone else?

I'll be honest with you; when I came home the kids were a little freaked out by my appearance. My horrible mood didn't help much either...

But they love you and will soon get past that. Mine did.
by projo198
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 years post-surgery, what I think about my decision.
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

Re: 3 years post-surgery, what I think about my decision.

Bloomingcactus657 wrote:You just de me feel better about my decision. Thanks!
No problem, good luck!
by projo198
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I have a surgery date!
Replies: 23
Views: 3453

Re: I have a surgery date!

Hi Guys, I went to see my surgeon last week and finally i have a date booked for surgery! It should be, fingers crossed, on 4th september. This could get postponed nearer the time as my surgeon also treats cancer patients and they get priority. To recap, I have an overbite, I've had braces for 2 ye...
by projo198
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Dealing with nose congestion post-op :(
Replies: 4
Views: 3912

Re: Dealing with nose congestion post-op :(

BREATH RIGHT STRIPS! They were little miracles for me after my surgery!
by projo198
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 years post-surgery, what I think about my decision.
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

3 years post-surgery, what I think about my decision.

Sorry, I haven't posted here in a LONG time, but this place helped a lot with my questions and I wanted to visit again and share what I can for those considering, about to or have already undergone oral surgery. For a recap; to fix my horrible under bite I had my lower jaw removed and set back, my u...
by projo198
Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Reasons Why I'm Going For The Surgery W/out My Parent's Help
Replies: 12
Views: 2927

Man I got ragged on HARD when I was a kid because of my underbite. Than something great happened, "Beavus and Butthead" got big and suddenly I was jarred about looking like Beavus almost daily. I even had some Austrian kids in Europe make fun of me one day, and this was as an adult! I always just fi...
by projo198
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Coming up on month 3 post-op..in case your recovering too
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Coming up on month 3 post-op..in case your recovering too

Haven't posted here in awhile but didn't want to be one of those that used the site and then bailed so thought I'd drop a post. Will hit my third month next week.. things are well. Still experiencing the following. total numbness akward eating nasal irritations (sores inside).. can only open 2 finge...
by projo198
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Class 3 - Surgery before orthodontic treatment
Replies: 17
Views: 7130

Hmm... I'm no doctor but it doesn't sound like the best approach to me. Much easier to get move teeth around to accomodate the surgery than to move a jaw around to accomodate the teeth.. My surgeon took molds almost every time I went in and practiced on them until he was happy with how the surgery w...
by projo198
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Different surgery methods/different recovery times?
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Different surgery methods/different recovery times?

I had my surgery about 8 weeks ago, it was a LONG and hard recovery. I upper and lower jaw surgery and my cheekbones advanced. Now I have a guy who works for me that came in today after his similar surgery 2 weeks ago. Almost the same work except the cheekbones. He looks great, is talking well and s...
by projo198
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery Date Nov 4- Double Jaw- Excited!
Replies: 252
Views: 44901

yes my face did get oily from the surgery. It is your body's way of protecting itself against all of the swelling and stretching of the skin. The oiliness really didn't/doesn't bother me. I would rather have it than not. If I didn't have it then i would have had dry, flaky, red skin...at least that...
by projo198
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 weeks after upper and lower jaw surgery, can someone help?
Replies: 8
Views: 2793

Hi Projo, could you please elaborate a little on the cheekbones advancement? This is the first time that I hear about such a procedure. Why did you have it done? How was it done? Are you talking about an osteotomy (severing and repositioning of the bones) or are you referring to cheek implants? Dav...
by projo198
Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lines under eyes above cheeks
Replies: 4
Views: 4335

I hate the swelling part. I am almost two months post-op and still have some swelling (mostly in the cheek area). It tends to be worse in the morning. And I am still trying to sleep at a 45 degree incline. I wonder how long i will take for all the swelling to go away and when I'll be able to sleep ...
by projo198
Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Post-op update; saw my ortho for first time after surgery
Replies: 5
Views: 1071

srs wrote:why aren't you happy with your profile?
probably the swelling, I had to take a side profile picture for work and it really hit home how jacked up I still look. I know it will all work out and I wouldn't change what I did, just sucks in the meantime.
by projo198
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Get my braces on tommorrow ( strong Class 3 underbite/cross
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Dunno.. I might have nad you beat on the underbite, but that cross does look pretty extreme.

Good luck man, hope it all works out for ya!