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by underbitewars
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Cosmetic Correction of a Lefort 1
Replies: 0
Views: 603

Cosmetic Correction of a Lefort 1

Is it possible to get double jaw surgery to move both jaws back slightly to correct a Lefort 1 that moved the upper jaw too far forward? Ideally, I’m hoping it can be done without having do any braces work on the bite since the bite is already good. Is that a possible scenario? This would be for cos...
by underbitewars
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery Notes Don't Have Measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Surgery Notes Don't Have Measurements

Is it in any way excusable or normal for there to be nothing written in the surgery notes as to how far the upper jaw was moved forward in a Lefort 1 procedure?

P.S. there were two pre-surgery memos that clearly indicated the estimated amount that the jaw would be moved forward.
by underbitewars
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lip Lift - How Soon After Jaw Surgery?
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: Lip Lift - How Soon After Jaw Surgery?

I feel this may just be a slippery slope leading to more plastic surgeries. The problem is probably that your top jaw is overadvanced, and the most aesthetic solution would be to correct that.
by underbitewars
Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My daughter had double jaw surgery and it has all gone wrong!
Replies: 163
Views: 47272

Re: My daughter had double jaw surgery and it has all gone wrong!

Be very clear about what you don't like, saying I miss my old face they will just send you for counseling i.e. Say my upper jaw is now to prominent . I have been thinking about this - what if my daughter's surgeon says, "why do you think her upper jaw is too prominent?" I would say: 1. She looks li...
by underbitewars
Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Still feel like I *look* like I have an underbite (after left 1 and genio)...anyone else?
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Still feel like I *look* like I have an underbite (after left 1 and genio)...anyone else?

Frankly, count your blessings. 'With upper jaw only surgery for an underbite, the results often seem to be less than aesthetically pleasing (nose widening, saggy cheeks, chimp face, and overly square jawline in females). If you look a little better, then you're lucky.
by underbitewars
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Summer 2016 Surgery Buds
Replies: 97
Views: 4666

Re: Summer 2016 Surgery Buds

snapdresser wrote:
underbitewars wrote: It's nothing to do w swelling... (She is 2 months post op, btw.)
How do you know that? That's exactly what I experienced when I was 2 months post-op and it turned out to be swelling after all.
So you're saying you had the "chimp" look at 2 months, and it went away?
by underbitewars
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Shortening the midface on a non-gummy smile?
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: Shortening the midface on a non-gummy smile?

I think you look good, and I think if you start messing with things, you're gonna regret it. I don't find your sample guy all that attractive--especially not his nose.
by underbitewars
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Summer 2016 Surgery Buds
Replies: 97
Views: 4666

Re: Summer 2016 Surgery Buds

Is there any way to justify asking a surgeon for a redo with unaesthetic results? He said things like "you're a very pretty girl now, but this will really put the icing on the cake," and "I just know faces - I know what looks good." My D ended up with her maxilla too far forward after lefort 1, and ...
by underbitewars
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Getting ready for revision surgery!
Replies: 17
Views: 2968

Re: Getting ready for revision surgery!

Sarah, why don't you get a second opinion even if you have to pay out of pocket for it? It sounds like your doctors are giving you the runaround. FWIW, I think what they did to you is inexcusable, and nobody would expect or be pleased with being left with "milder" versions of the problems the surger...
by underbitewars
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Making ortho remove braces?
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: Making ortho remove braces?

Will your orthodontist fit you with retainers before you go? If not, then your bite will probably shift. You haven't said if your orthodontist gave you any specifics about his reasoning for keeping them on (such as wanting to fix more things)?? If he can't give you sufficient justification, then yes...
by underbitewars
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My surgeon is not sure what to do
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: My surgeon is not sure what to do

I have no knowledge of your surgeon but it sounds to me like he's being thoughtful so don't be hasty to switch. Some surgeon telling you he/she knows exactly how to "fix you" doesn't necessarily guarantee results you'll be happy with either. That said, you could get a second opinion.
by underbitewars
Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My daughter had double jaw surgery and it has all gone wrong!
Replies: 163
Views: 47272

Re: My daughter had double jaw surgery and it has all gone wrong!

Wow it's kind of maddening that people aren't here to follow up, but I know life goes on. I'm wondering if I'm going to be in this same situation seeking revision. It's too early to tell right now, and I'm hoping time will resolve my concerns.
by underbitewars
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is Le Fort I Osteotomy Associated With Maxillary Sinusitis?
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Is Le Fort I Osteotomy Associated With Maxillary Sinusitis?

I just ran across this journal article, which seems to indicate that there is an increased risk of sinusitis after Lefort I osteotomy. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278239115013695 They conclude that CBCT scans and the SNOT-20 questionnaire should be used routinely during postop...
by underbitewars
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Infection worries 3rd day post-op
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Infection worries 3rd day post-op

Well today we waited 2 hours longer before giving her the hydrocodone, and I could tell she really needed it (this was 5 hours after taking 600mg ibuprofen + 500mg acetaminophen). She says her pain is slowly lessening, but it seems to me she's having more than the average amount of pain for this sur...
by underbitewars
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Infection worries 3rd day post-op
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Infection worries 3rd day post-op

Is it normal to need the following dosages for pain meds on day 4 after surgery?

Three x 600 ibuprofen
Two x 7.5 Hydrocodone/325 APAP