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by Smurfy1975
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Please help. Terrible chronic pain. 10yrs post op sliding genioplasty.
Replies: 6
Views: 1415

Re: Please help. Terrible chronic pain. 10yrs post op sliding genioplasty.

Thank you for sharing. Sounds terrible to deal with. I don't have any words of wisdom. I am myself still dealing with living my everyday life with my own screwed up chin and bottom lip from genioplasty. It seems worse when I am stressed or when it's cold. Please keep us updated on your next steps. I...
by Smurfy1975
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4807

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

Hi, I am sorry you are having this issue. I am 9 years post-op and have permanent nerve damage from the genioplasty. If I had known, I still would have done the BSSO but wouldn't have done genioplasty. I can live with it (well. I don't have a choice really) but it's unpleasant. My chin (from the cor...
by Smurfy1975
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anyone who needs jaw surgery but did not opt for it
Replies: 11
Views: 12330

Same here. I had braces for 2 years as a teenager. The ortho I had back then gave me a certain type of braces to push my lower jaw out hoping it would help to grow my jaw out more. Well, that never happened. At age 26 I went to an ortho and OS but backed out because I was afraid my face would change...
by Smurfy1975
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: mortality rate for jaw surgery?
Replies: 7
Views: 14490

I had surgery when I was 16 and experienced awareness. It happened at the end of the surgery. I could hear them talk. I wanted to say something or lift my arm but couldn't. My surgeon didn't believe me when I told him after wards until I rephrased exactly what had been said. Apparently I was weaned ...
by Smurfy1975
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: For those who have had GENIOPLASTY
Replies: 14
Views: 8715

I've had lower jaw surgery and sliding genioplasty. No pain, didn't take painkillers once after I got home. Quite some swelling (hamster look) and blue/yellow face and neck. I was very nauseous after the operation and threw up allover the bed. Twice. My stomach was pumped before I woke up but the bl...
by Smurfy1975
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: appearance changes [bimax + genio]
Replies: 15
Views: 7068

My OS had computer imaging too and to be honest, I don't look much like it. I also would force my jaw forward before my surgery to see what I would look like after surgery and the result is also different then that. Basically it's just one big chance your taking (as far as looks are concerned) and h...
by Smurfy1975
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Update - I have answers!
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Gosh, I feel for you! I have never heard of a canted jaw before. After all the trouble of braces, surgery, recovery etc are you willing to accept your midline being a few mm off? or is it not very noticeable?
by Smurfy1975
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Bb did you have
Replies: 4
Views: 968

It's great to read that other people get such comfort from their pets as well. The cat-smells-the-face-after-surgery part is too funny. One of my cats (the smart one) did that too! I have two cats. One cream-colored british shorthair who is tremendously smart and one blue colored british shorthair w...
by Smurfy1975
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1.5 years post-op and devastated after last visit to surgeon
Replies: 23
Views: 9481

Thanks everyone for your replies. It's been a week since I found out that I will probably have to live with this annoying feeling in my lower lip and chin. A few days ago I visited my ortho and he was surprised to hear that my surgeon expects no further recovery. My ortho says that there is still a ...
by Smurfy1975
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1.5 years post-op and devastated after last visit to surgeon
Replies: 23
Views: 9481

Thanks BB! Good luck with your surgery in two days! I remember how I felt before surgery. I was excited but a little scared at the same time. Now that I look back on it, and also actually right after the surgery, I wondered why I made such a fuss/big thing about it in my head. It was so much easier,...
by Smurfy1975
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1.5 years post-op and devastated after last visit to surgeon
Replies: 23
Views: 9481

Hi Dotcat, wow, that is AMAZING! I wonder if there are any other people who got feeling back after such a long time. I thought the cut off point for regaining normal sense was a year. Gosh, it actually gives me back a tiny bit of hope...
by Smurfy1975
Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: appearance changes [bimax + genio]
Replies: 15
Views: 7068

I can't tell you anything about upper but I had lower and genio done and was also in my 30's. Your appearance will definitely change and the psychological effects of this should not be underestimated. Luckily, in most cases, the cosmetic outcome is better then before. Even when a face is improved es...
by Smurfy1975
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1.5 years post-op and devastated after last visit to surgeon
Replies: 23
Views: 9481

PJ; Thanks for your kind words! MerryCherry: I am sorry to hear you can't feel half your lip and bottom of your chin. It could still get better since you haven't hit the 1 year mark yet. I had my operation in sept. 08 and got feeling back in my teeth and gums on the lower left side, exactly 1 year l...
by Smurfy1975
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 1.5 years post-op and devastated after last visit to surgeon
Replies: 23
Views: 9481

1.5 years post-op and devastated after last visit to surgeon

Let me start by introducing myself. I am a 35 year old female and had braces (brackets top and bottom) from march 2006 till march 2009. My surgery was in sept. 2008. I had a BSSO (6mm) and sliding genioplasty (3mm). This board has been quite helpful for me in the past. My operation went textbook per...