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by Sarah96
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Trouble with bad lip posture and mentalis strain after BSSO
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Trouble with bad lip posture and mentalis strain after BSSO

It's nice to hear you are satisfied with the results now. And thank you for the link!
by Sarah96
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Results vs Risks vs Rewards
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Results vs Risks vs Rewards

I think that it's a really personal thing. Jaw surgery is a major surgery and even simple procedures have their own risks so jaw surgery has its ups and downs. You already mentioned the possible negatives of this surgery. So you should ask yourself if you really need this surgery or you can live wit...
by Sarah96
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty revision?
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Genioplasty revision?

Hello all I want to know if any of you experienced a revision genioplasty? I searched the forum and saw a few posts but they were years ago and I can't contact with those people right now. My questions are: Why did you have a revision? Or if you didn't yet, why do you consider a revision? How is the...
by Sarah96
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?

I had my screws and plates removed after 1.5 years. I did it because I was going to have a revision surgery so they had to remove hardware beforehand. Recovery was quick and fine. It was just a bit swollen and uncomfortable first 2 days. I could do my daily activities without any problem but it was ...
by Sarah96
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Trouble with bad lip posture and mentalis strain after BSSO
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Trouble with bad lip posture and mentalis strain after BSSO

How much movement had been done? Also, do you think your face is longer than before? I don't have an idea but maybe it's because when they moved your lower jaw forward, due to your gonial angle it became longer and caused your chin to go down? That's the only think I can think of right now. Do you h...
by Sarah96
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!

Karla, I had the same problem at first but I used paint to make pics smaller and to decrease quality of the pics. So I could add them.
by Sarah96
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revised folks - talk me down
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Revised folks - talk me down

Btw I'm 22 days post op from my revision surgery. Thanks! Why did you have to have yours revised? How has your recovery been? I will say the second time has physically been much easier for me, except the banding, but far more anxiety producing! My first surgery was a disaster. My bite was off, my j...
by Sarah96
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revised folks - talk me down
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Revised folks - talk me down

It's nice to hear that you are healing nicely. 6 weeks of tight bands is a long time. I hope everything will be better from now on!
Btw I'm 22 days post op from my revision surgery.
by Sarah96
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Should I change orthodontist?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Should I change orthodontist?

Sorry to hear that. I don't have a good advice for you, unfortunately. It's normal that your bite is worse now. Before surgery your bite position must be the worst so that in surgery they can make more movements. Do your surgeon and your orthodontist work together usually? Or is it the first time th...
by Sarah96
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!

Hi Sarah, Thanks for sharing your story and hope everything goes well with you. I have a similar situation like you -- I had Double Jaw Surgery 3 years ago and I end up with a cant and asymmetrical upper/lower jaws. I'm seeking for revision as well. Do you mind to share with us some pics before & a...
by Sarah96
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!

Hey, you said your midlines were off after your first surgery. How much were they off by? I think I'm in a similar situation myself. I don't know the exact measurements but I'll add pictures and you can see there. I think it was off about 3/4 mm. I think it was noticeable. Actually my midline is st...
by Sarah96
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!

Hey Sarah- I had to google what mentalis strain was. The google pull mentions botox as a good treatment. Has the surgeon mentioned this as a viable option? Take a look at this https://www.realself.com/question/europe-botox-mentalis-strain-adverse-effect I'm off to see my oral surgeon tomorrow. I th...
by Sarah96
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!

Thanks for your answer! I am glad to hear you can close your mouth at rest now. And I hope your treatment still goes smoothly and your ortho can fix the problems! I guess in your case there was still issues with bite which will be improved by orthodontics? You had hard times but it's nice if you can...
by Sarah96
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Revision of double jaw surgery after 3 years - Veteran here!

Hello. I joined this forum 3 years ago when I had my first double jaw surgery. I even made a post here about revision surgery but then a lot happened and I forgot to update here. So... I had a class 2 open bite with a cant on my upper jaw. My lower jaw and chin was also extremely recessed. I was 18 ...
by Sarah96
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Correction of horizontal deviation?
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Correction of horizontal deviation?

Are you talking about your lower jaw or upper jaw? Or both? Sometimes chin is off center too.
As far as I know it can be corrected. If your jaw is off center they'll move it to make it more symmetrical with your overall features. But I don't know if they can make it 100% symmetrical.