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by snapdresser
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lots of numbness - scared
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Lots of numbness - scared

There’s nothing you can do but you’re still early on. As I said, it can take a year or more for the nerves to regenerate.
by snapdresser
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Plate removal
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Plate removal

Heyyy looks like we might be in the same boat, if my insurance gets approved for the removal! You just have the 2 plates in your mandible, right?
by snapdresser
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 weeks post op with my Highs and Lows
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: 8 weeks post op with my Highs and Lows

We’ve all been there, KellyK. Welcome to recovery :lol: :roll:
by snapdresser
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.

Nice. Yeah, it’s a pretty common complaint that people only meet with their surgeon once or twice before the operation.
by snapdresser
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.

I don’t know what your surgeon is trying to address with the 3-piece, but doing it to address a high palate would be a new one on me. Also, I kind of doubt they’re intending to replace the teeth you had removed previously, but who knows. That’s good news about your keeping your mouth closed already....
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.

Sounds like your expectations are fairly realistic, which is important. One piece of info to keep in mind: there’s a good chance your lips won’t just start coming together immediately after the surgery. Your muscles are acclimated to holding your lips apart, so you’ll likely have to make a concerted...
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 weeks post op (gummy smile, lip incopetence, overbite)
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: 3 weeks post op (gummy smile, lip incopetence, overbite)

That’s good that you love your results. That will make the whole process MUCH easier :D

Getting those teeth to come together can be a long process. I hope not too long! Good luck!
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 weeks post op (gummy smile, lip incopetence, overbite)
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: 3 weeks post op (gummy smile, lip incopetence, overbite)

Yeah, you're definitely still puffy in the upper lip, cheek, and lower chin area, but don't worry about that, it'll all go down over the next several months. How's your bite? You said you have an overbite now. Are your back teeth matching up?

So what do you think? Are you happy with your results?
by snapdresser
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Probably heading for jaw surgery thought I'd intruduce msyelf and ask for some clue as to what I'm in for.

Hi MrUnicorn, and welcome!!! :D I think you'll find yourself right at home here, where many people have gotten or are getting most of the same procedures as you. I could explain the terms they used in your insurance approval, but a picture is worth 1,000 words, so I'd just google "3-piece Lefort I O...
by snapdresser
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 3 weeks post op (gummy smile, lip incopetence, overbite)
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: 3 weeks post op (gummy smile, lip incopetence, overbite)

Wow, very impressive results!! :D I assure you that all of the numbness is perfectly normal. It may appear that you have an overbite due to upper lip swelling. Do you have a before and after pic of your profile and pics of how your teeth meet up post-op? I think your final results are going to be ve...
by snapdresser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Slightly discoloured tooth (possibly from my jawsurgery?)
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: Slightly discoloured tooth (possibly from my jawsurgery?)

One of my front teeth also got discolored, but it was dead and had a previous root canal. Did they test it with the liquid nitrogen to confirm it was still alive?
by snapdresser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort 1 post op swelling and numbness and end resutlts
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: Lefort 1 post op swelling and numbness and end resutlts

The monkey look is from swelling. I had it too. See my response to your other post for some info about the upper lip movement. Yes, pretty much everyone has complaints about what isn’t perfect about themselves post-op, but most people don’t seem to regret the surgery. Some do, especially those who h...
by snapdresser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort 1 post op top lip
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Lefort 1 post op top lip

Ghen, Interesting that you asked this, as 2 weeks ago I got some info from my surgeon that explains why this happens to a lot of people. When they’re retracting the skin on your face to work on the maxillary cuts and hardware, they pull the retractors fairly hard against orbital nerves that run unde...
by snapdresser
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 weeks post op with my Highs and Lows
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: 8 weeks post op with my Highs and Lows

Ghen, I’m glad to hear you’re getting used to your new face. That’s the hardest part of recovery for most people, it seems. It took me a year or more to get used to catching glimpses of my reflection. You’ll get more and more used to it over time. Rock on! :rawk: