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by BrooklynsOwn
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: still suffering from depression/regret after jaw surgery - advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 4327

Re: still suffering from depression/regret after jaw surgery - advice?

If you couldn't breath through your nose, had poor breathing during sleep (sleep apnea which kills you!!!) and high blood pressure, and now all these things are gone after surgery, that's called a success.
by BrooklynsOwn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sliding genioplasty vs chin implant nerve damage
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Sliding genioplasty vs chin implant nerve damage

I don't know about permanent nerve damage but I definitely had a good amount of pain in my chin about two months after surgery as the nerves began to come back. At 4 months, my chin is still fairly numb, but I'm not sure if this is related to the lower jaw movement or the sliding genioplasty. Does ...
by BrooklynsOwn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nerve Pain! Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Nerve Pain! Help!

Im glad everything worked out for you. I like hearing success stories.
by BrooklynsOwn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Changing your whole "look" post-op
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: Changing your whole "look" post-op

Hey guys its great that surgery improved your looks!!! What did you have done? What was the functional reasons for jaw surgery? Were the aesthetic benefits a bonus or the reason for surgery? I have sleep apnea which is caused by narrow arches, and recessed jaws so an MMA double jaw advancement shoul...
by BrooklynsOwn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nerve Pain! Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Nerve Pain! Help!

OH OK thanks. Its good to know that at the very least there is something that will dull the pain. Its a shame that so many medications have such undesirable side effects. What did you have surgery for? Was it an advancement or a reduction for an underbite? How did you get up the courage to go throug...
by BrooklynsOwn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nerve Pain! Help!
Replies: 12
Views: 696

Re: Nerve Pain! Help!

I had jaw surgery on my lower jaw on March 17th. As for recovery everything is going great and I couldn't be happier with the results... but I'm in agony over the nerve pain in my chin. I know it's a good sign that I will get feeling back in the area, but I'm taking ibuprofen pretty much every 6 ho...
by BrooklynsOwn
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Alternatives to jaw surgery
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Alternatives to jaw surgery

How did that TMJ appliance for your lower jaw work out for you? I've read some great things about appliance and splints being used to reposition the jaw and while some people say it worked great for them, others have said it made things worse on their joints.
by BrooklynsOwn
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery require TMJ surgery at the same time?
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Jaw surgery require TMJ surgery at the same time?

Jaw surgery (like BSSO) can be considered experimental treatment for relief of TMJ disorders, but, typically speaking, BSSO does not require any operation on the actual temporomandibular joint. In my case, the clicking and locking I had in my TMJs got better after surgery and hasn't been a problem ...
by BrooklynsOwn
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Summer 2016 Surgery Buds
Replies: 97
Views: 4571

Re: Summer 2016 Surgery Buds

It was rough and I went into acute respiratory failure What is that and did it happen while you were awake? and they almost didn't intubate on time due to congenital issues on my palate so I had a breathing tube for a couple of days and they kept me under anesthesia. What is the difference between ...
by BrooklynsOwn
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE vs LeFort I
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: SARPE vs LeFort I

What about the aesthetics of a multi-segment LF1 VS SARPE? Some articles I read said SARPE has more of an effect on the cheekbones (a desirable effect) and SARPE might do more in terms of opening up the nasal passages if you have trouble breathing. You can also get more expansion with SAPRE than wit...
by BrooklynsOwn
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: DEVASTATED - Just Told I Require Full Revision of Bi-Max Surgery
Replies: 24
Views: 4134

Re: DEVASTATED - Just Told I Require Full Revision of Bi-Max Surgery

I also wanted to add that, my chin and bottom lip are still almost completely numb, ten months after my last surgery. Now because of this, my surgeon has told me that after this revision surgery it will take at least 24 months to recover any feeling in that area IF I DO AT ALL, as the nerves will b...
by BrooklynsOwn
Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Terrified
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Re: Terrified

So my surgery is coming up August 5th and I'm just absolutely terrified that I'm going to have awful results or painful nerve damage. I'm so so scared. I had my tonsils out a year and a half ago and it was painful as hell but I healed beautifully. I'm assuming it will be the same this time. I am 28...
by BrooklynsOwn
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Second surgery finished..Late to the party!
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Second surgery finished..Late to the party!

Hello everyone. I'm 9 days post op of my double jaw surgery (lefort 1 6mm advancement) and a bsso asymmetrical (lower jaw pointed to the left) My surgery was 18 may 2016. I had also the SARPE surgery last year, 25 march 2015, and started my ortho treatment with braces plus expander 17th feb 2015. S...
by BrooklynsOwn
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Second surgery finished..Late to the party!
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Second surgery finished..Late to the party!

You seem to take this surgery pretty easy. Some people say its the hardest 3 weeks of their life post-op do you agree? Is it hard to breath? How is your numbness? To be honest the hardest part is the whole diet and keeping busy. The first few days were rough but as for breathing while in the hospit...
by BrooklynsOwn
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is this right - Gunson/Arnett
Replies: 38
Views: 20489

Re: Is this right - Gunson/Arnett

P.S. It is now well-known that the approach my dentist used as a child to treat me (eventually pulling teeth to make room) is the exact wrong approach to use and causes the entire jaw/teeth to fall inward, substantially worsening any sleep apnea problems that someone might be prone to have due to a...