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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: 166

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: 4
Views: 274

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: 4
Views: 274

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: 452

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: 1155

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: 1280

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: 1360

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: 2098

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: 2215

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: 2041

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: 2215

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: 2098

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: 2215

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: 2133

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 ...