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by snapdresser
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lump under jaw after sliding genioplasty
Replies: 1
Views: 85

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: 194

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: 293

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...
by snapdresser
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Regret about not getting genioplasty
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Regret about not getting genioplasty

Go for it! Just be prepared for some decreased or altered sensation in your chin afterwards. That’s extremely common. Other people have reported permanent numbness in their lower lip which can make eating, kissing, etc. more difficult. I got “lucky” and just have decreased sensation in one area of m...
by snapdresser
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Reversing Maxillomandibular advancement surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Reversing Maxillomandibular advancement surgery

Hi Zod, here’s the study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1312227/ I don’t think you can PM people on here right away. You have to be some sort of super-confirmed user or something. I don’t recall exactly how much I was advanced. It’s probably in my old messages on here. 5mm for the maxi...
by snapdresser
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 piece lefort 1
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: 3 piece lefort 1

Braces afterwards should be able to fix that. 3-piece is scary in my opinion tho. There’s no hardware or screws holding that front piece on, just the braces, is my understanding. There was a link floating around a while back on here about a girl who lost the front section. :|
by snapdresser
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Reversing Maxillomandibular advancement surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Reversing Maxillomandibular advancement surgery

To be honest it didn’t do the job completely. I still had chronic nasal congestion afterwards so I still had to breathe through my mouth sometimes at night. My ENT said it was inflammation so I got allergy shots and went to see an ENT plastic surgeon who did a turbinate reduction, correction of a sl...
by snapdresser
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Regret about not getting genioplasty
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Regret about not getting genioplasty

I don’t know about the cost, but you should talk about it with your surgeon. Don’t you have an appointment soon where you can say these things and get their feedback? If they have a good bedside manner, I think they’ll hear out your concerns. I think they recommend at least a few months before they ...
by snapdresser
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Reversing Maxillomandibular advancement surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 1127

Re: Reversing Maxillomandibular advancement surgery

I’m really sorry to hear about that, Zod. I had the exact same surgery for the exact same reason. I first met with a top orthognathic surgeon, who proposed 2 possible treatments: 1 where both jaws were pulled pretty far forward, and another where they weren’t pulled back quite as far per his “aesthe...
by snapdresser
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Overimpaction / Overadvancement of Upper Jaw
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Re: Overimpaction / Overadvancement of Upper Jaw

1 month post-op is extremely early to be making aesthetic judgments. While it may not seem like it, you still have a lot of swelling. Your results at 3 months post-op will be pretty close to the final results but the swelling doesn’t completely go away until around 1 year post-op. If you’re unhappy ...
by snapdresser
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is jaw surgery warranted
Replies: 1
Views: 2168

Re: Is jaw surgery warranted

I would caution you against this procedure in your case. People with a prominent lower jaw tend to dislike the aesthetic results from retracting the mandible. That said, it’s your face and is entirely up to you. I would just recommend that you search this forum for “regret” and read some people’s ac...
by snapdresser
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 years post-op in a unique position (Lefort 1 & Alar Cinch related)
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

Re: 8 years post-op in a unique position (Lefort 1 & Alar Cinch related)

In my opinion it’s worth investigating the cause if it’s bothering you, even if you end up doing nothing about it. Note that puss in an infected area usually requires much more local anesthesia (multiple times more than usual) in order to numb the area. I also learned that too late to help myself :l...
by snapdresser
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Has Anyone had Plate Removal?
Replies: 34
Views: 22188

Re: Has Anyone had Plate Removal?

Hello, I'm new to the forums but I signed up because I wanted to ask you a question. @Arvensis, 1) where you able to get the plates removed after 12 years? and Was it easy for them to remove? 2) Did you get any screws? If you did, did you remove them too? 3) Did your bone fully grow back normally a...
by snapdresser
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 53059

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Popped on here to see what's up and was surprised to see so many new posts! Nozzel, sorry to hear you're back in braces but fingers crossed this is it for you after this round! You have the patience of a saint. Snap, glad to hear the surgery went well. I hope all your breathing problems are resolve...