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by snapdresser
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Overimpaction / Overadvancement of Upper Jaw
Replies: 1
Views: 107

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: 1236

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: 407

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: 33
Views: 21445

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: 52701

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...
by snapdresser
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 52701

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Btw, I had nose surgery this morning to clear up chronic congestion. They reduced my turbinates, cut out a piece of my deviated septum, and I think used it to create a cartilaginous “spreader” so that my soft nose doesn’t collapse so much when I breathe heavily through my nose. I’m hoping this is th...
by snapdresser
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 52701

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Wow... So back to the braces. How long is your treatment supposed to be this time?
by snapdresser
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 970
Views: 52701

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

I missed something. What happened with Invisalign?! You seemed thrilled to get the braces off! :Questions:
by snapdresser
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I need advice! Please help!
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: I need advice! Please help!

I definitely don’t think it’s weird looking, since it sounds like that’s your concern. Very normal and natural, actually, IMO.
by snapdresser
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Does genioplasty bring the tongue forward?
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Re: Does genioplasty bring the tongue forward?

I believe the tongue muscles all come forward a bit, but no more than your jaw is being advanced. Note that I’m not a surgeon. One I consulted with re: sleep apnea also told me that it would pull the tongue forward. I got an SG but haven’t had that same issue. A night guard might help if you’re open...
by snapdresser
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Cost Jaw Surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 2028

Re: Cost Jaw Surgery

Have you tried inquiring? I wasn’t able to find a dental school willing to do it.
by snapdresser
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lantern Jaw Chimp Face, Second Surgery?
Replies: 1
Views: 2099

Re: Lantern Jaw Chimp Face, Second Surgery?

Sorry to hear that your TMJ and nasal breathing are worse and the aesthetics aren’t what you were hoping for. That said, you still look good as your midface better matches your chin. The surgeon might have been able to do just your chin, but I suspect that you would have hated the results. It seems ...
by snapdresser
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Midline off post jaw surgery. Is that normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 3397

Re: Midline off post jaw surgery. Is that normal?

That’s good news! Good luck!
by snapdresser
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: First Post
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Re: First Post

Good luck!!! :dance:
by snapdresser
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Midline off post jaw surgery. Is that normal?
Replies: 4
Views: 3397

Re: Midline off post jaw surgery. Is that normal?

I hate to say it, but several people on here have reported that their midline was off post-op and orthodontics didn’t fix it. Similarly, a bite that is open on one side was never completely fixed. It sounds like poor surgical planning to me, but perhaps that’s the best they could do with your comple...