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by snapdresser
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pre-Jaw surgery anxiety! SARPE, then Le Fort I
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Pre-Jaw surgery anxiety! SARPE, then Le Fort I

Impaction refers to a movement of your maxilla that surgeons sometimes make during LeFort I operations, specifically when they cut out a section of your maxilla and move it upwards towards your nose. You can search “over impaction” on this forum to read people’s complaints about what happens when su...
by snapdresser
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: is 10k for sliding genioplasty overpricing it?
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: is 10k for sliding genioplasty overpricing it?

It sounds about right to me. You’d be under general surgery cutting through bone, preserving nerves, etc.
by snapdresser
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pre-Jaw surgery anxiety! SARPE, then Le Fort I
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Pre-Jaw surgery anxiety! SARPE, then Le Fort I

What kind of movements are you looking at for the LeFort I? I would caution you against impaction at your age. Regarding the anxiety, I would just say that by the time your surgery date rolls around it’ll just feel like you’re floating through the days if you’re anything like me. But the anxiety jus...
by snapdresser
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pursuing Revision - Advice and Psychological Support
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Pursuing Revision - Advice and Psychological Support

As I mentioned, many people on here are not happy with the results of their downgraft. I would recommend searching some up.
by snapdresser
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pursuing Revision - Advice and Psychological Support
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Pursuing Revision - Advice and Psychological Support

A number of people on here have gotten down graft revisions. You can probably search some up. Often times they’re still not happy and may or may not end up having a second revision. If you know exactly what you want and convey that articulately to your surgeon, and approve their surgical plan before...
by snapdresser
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Pursuing Revision - Advice and Psychological Support
Replies: 7
Views: 535

Re: Pursuing Revision - Advice and Psychological Support

Well, it sounds like now you know exactly what you want! That said, a revision downgraft and associated revision to the mandible won’t fix all of the issues you mentioned, so you need to manage your expectations. It likely won’t fix nerve damage, and may in fact make it worse, though the nerves take...
by snapdresser
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nonunion of the maxillary - I'm desperate :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Nonunion of the maxillary - I'm desperate :-(

Well, the hardware is there to fix the bone in a certain position. It shouldn’t matter if the teeth are hitting each other, as the hardware should be keeping the bones rigidly fixed in position regardless. For some reason your hardware is not keeping the bone rigidly fixed. It’s allowing some moveme...
by snapdresser
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unsure of the surgery because of a square face
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: Unsure of the surgery because of a square face

This surgery is very tough on the mind. Tougher than anyone could have warned me. If you’re concerned about your face losing its softness, that’s likely what you’ll see when you look in the mirror afterwards, even if people tell you that you look great. Post-surgical therapy can help with that, or y...
by snapdresser
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nonunion of the maxillary - I'm desperate :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Nonunion of the maxillary - I'm desperate :-(

I think you’re making a good call seeing some other surgeons besides those two. I’m a bit surprised to hear that second surgeon’s suggestion that it will ossify nicely after 16 weeks.
by snapdresser
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nonunion of the maxillary - I'm desperate :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Nonunion of the maxillary - I'm desperate :-(

A number of folks on here have experienced a non-union. Often times it seems that the bone broke during/shortly after the surgery contributing to it. You should take comfort knowing that follow-up corrective surgeries have a high success rate. If they want to use a graft anyways, you may be in luck ...
by snapdresser
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Soft tissue problem
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Re: Soft tissue problem

I haven’t heard of your skin bunching/wrinkle issue before but it sounds like a reasonable outcome of over-impaction. Just know that a couple mm over-impaction would only have a slight impact on that skin bunching. Your 5-7mm impaction is the real cause and you likely would have some skin bunching e...
by snapdresser
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lump under jaw after sliding genioplasty
Replies: 1
Views: 1688

Re: Lump under jaw after sliding genioplasty

The place where they cut the bone and slide it forward usually leaves a bump in the bone from where the cut was made. See the attached picture, which is a little exaggerated but you get the point. Mine were very easy to feel post-op but over the years they’ve disappeared. They slowly smooth out over...
by snapdresser
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw Surgery - Cosmetic
Replies: 1
Views: 1808

Re: Jaw Surgery - Cosmetic

A lot of us got the surgery for primarily cosmetic reasons, though unless it’s covered by insurance for functional issues, it will likely run you $50-100k. Your bones likely haven’t moved too much. I suspect it’s more of an issue of soft tissues. It’s extremely hard to predict how orthognathic surge...
by snapdresser
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sort of Urgent! UJS soon and concerned about result
Replies: 1
Views: 1888

Re: Sort of Urgent! UJS soon and concerned about result

It’s hard to tell without seeing your x-ray, but offhand you might consider a sliding genii plastic in lieu of the lower jaw. Either way, your surgery was today (usually in the morning) so it’s too late to change what they did. Happy healing, and remember you can always vent on here! It’s a tough ro...