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by snapdresser
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 41868

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

My dentist said he wouldn’t feel comfortable making a night guard for a sleep apnea patient, and my oral surgeon said they “don’t do that”... The good news is that the Amazon one seems to work fine. It’s bulky and took some getting used to, but works.
by snapdresser
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 41868

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

how would you describe the sensation? It feels like there’s pieces of gauze tucked up between my gums and lip right where the 4 plates are/were. It’s now February and my 4-month alarm went off a few days ago to decide whether I want the other side out or not, and I’ve decided to leave the other sid...
by snapdresser
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Still numb after 2 years - what do
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Still numb after 2 years - what do

Nothing you can do that I know of. But you can stay apprised of any nerve regeneration studies and maybe one will come down the pipes that you qualify for and can sign up for.
by snapdresser
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 41868

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

snapdresser, did the plate removal help? Unfortunately the feeling I described has not yet resolved. It seems a bit better, especially where the maxillary plate was, but it’s only maybe 10% better overall. My surgeon told me to wait until February and then let her know if I want her to take out the...
by snapdresser
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: numb top front teeth and a lisp after double jaw surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: numb top front teeth and a lisp after double jaw surgery

The lisp could be from your tongue getting used to the new position of your jaws, and the numbness might make that even harder. Both should get better with time; you’re still early on in recovery. Give it another year :lol: :gavel:
by snapdresser
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Breathing improvement after Lefort 1
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Breathing improvement after Lefort 1

Yes, breathing through my nose did improve. Though it was better, I still had some difficulty breathing through my nose after my LeFort I so I saw a top ENT and he said my septum wasn’t too deviated or anything, and said it was just swelling due to allergies and dry air. So I’m taking allergy shots ...
by snapdresser
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Do I need double jaw surgery revision?
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Do I need double jaw surgery revision?

I can see the slight cant, but the casual observer won’t notice it. I think the difference in the bony growth between the left and right side of your mandible probably makes it somewhat more obvious. I’d recommend the bone shaving over the risks of having a revision, of anything, but it’s ultimately...
by snapdresser
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Molars arn’t touching 4minths post op
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Molars arn’t touching 4minths post op

I think some people never really get the post-op molar position perfect. I think @jaime just learned to deal with a slight gap that remained after many months of orthodontic treatment, but I could be wrong. Good luck!
by snapdresser
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Flying after surgery
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Flying after surgery

I flew internationally (about 7 hours) when I was about 10 weeks post-op. No problems at all.
by snapdresser
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Post-op unsusual complications. Is it serious?!
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Post-op unsusual complications. Is it serious?!

It’s really hard to predict the strange feelings you’ll experience during the healing process. Many people (including myself) experience phantom pains and weird altered sensations like you’re describing. It usually gets better, but it’s possible that there is some permanent numbness. If the hardware...
by snapdresser
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Think twice before jaw surgery for gummy smiles
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Think twice before jaw surgery for gummy smiles

A good surgeon should be able to find a middle ground where you still have 1-2mm gum showing, or at least should be able to make sure that you have several mm of your upper incisors showing post-op. I agree that it’s worth warning people about the potential for over-impaction tho!
by snapdresser
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Still swollen after 3 months ?
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Still swollen after 3 months ?

You still have some swelling 3 months post-op. It can take a year or more for the last of the swelling to go away completely, and it will happen very slowly. You won’t notice any difference day-to-day or probably even month-to-month, but you’ll see in several more months that you’re less puffy than ...
by snapdresser
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?

Hey Cloudy, Yes, general anesthesia in a hospital OR. My surgeon told me that if it had just been a couple screws being removed, she’d have done it at her office surgical suite, but she was glad she did it in the hospital because I had to be retracted all the way up to under my eyes to get the highe...
by snapdresser
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 41868

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Please keep us updated during your recovery from this. Will do! I’m pretty much as puffed up now as I was post-bimax except this time it’s only on half of my face, and I can chew and whatnot. I expect it’ll take months for the swelling to go away completely :roll: I’ll post updates as it goes along.
by snapdresser
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York

Maybe you should get an opinion from another surgeon. I went to NYCOMS and got an opinion that covered aesthetics. Cost me $500 for the consult but the doc was an expert and I’m sure would answer all your questions. Or find another in-network surgeon with an eye for aesthetics to ask. My initial tho...