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by iamamused
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6232

Re: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

tdc10 - Tried PMing you, but it looks like you haven't been on long enough for private messages. My surgery was in the New England area.
by iamamused
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6232

Re: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

Small update, OP here. Had my 10 month check up recently. I would say I am quite satisfied with the cosmetic outcome of the revision. I've been out of braces for about 2 months. I'd say I still have some minor residual swelling. Nothing anyone would notice. Hell, I probably wouldn't notice it myself...
by iamamused
Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6232

Re: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

Thanks for the reply! A few more questions as I come up with them... - After your first surgery, did the 4mm anterior disimpaction result in 4mm of extra tooth show? - Have you had a large change in your nose (widening or becoming upturned) from the downgraft and forward movement? I have some stron...
by iamamused
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6232

Re: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

Hi! I've tried to reply to your questions, below, in red. Hey iamamused! I have a few questions regarding how you went about a revision. - Did you ever consult other surgeons? I did for the initial surgery. For the revision I did not. I struggled with this decision. Stay with what I know, or go some...
by iamamused
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6232

Re: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

I began my initial surgeon search the exact way as you. By taking recommendations from my orthodontist and following up with the insurance company for in-network doctors. My insurance is through work. Health care is provided by Cigna, and dental is by Delta Dental. My dental policy is quite limited....
by iamamused
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6232

Re: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

I was fixated with bands for both surgeries. My surgeon utilizes plates and screws to hold the bone while it heals (unless there's a problem with plate rejection, infection, or loosening) they usually stay in for the rest of your life. My jaw was then very strongly banded to eliminate movement. Ther...
by iamamused
Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6232

Re: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

Thanks. Glad my post was of some help. I too had a deep over bite w/a little bit of over jet as well. Braces did correct the overjet and help to reduce the appearance of my over bite somewhat. But yes, ultimately surgery is the only way to perform the large movements required to bring the jaw into a...
by iamamused
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Actually Corrected Midline?
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Actually Corrected Midline?

OP, you are still not that far from surgery so certainly swelling is in play - your nerves are also still likely numb and coming back. A good way to tell if your midline is off, is to measure from the center of your eyes down to the middle of your teeth. The will take the visual impact of the soft t...
by iamamused
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Paranoia after Double Jaw surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Paranoia after Double Jaw surgery

Being so early out from surgery you'll want to rest the jaw. I'm assuming you are still likely heavily banded or wired. No chewing, and talking should be through clenched teeth, as time progresses the bone will continue to knit and ultimately heal. Usually the surgeon will progressively loosen thing...
by iamamused
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!
Replies: 17
Views: 6232

Tips, Tricks, and Comments – From a guy who’s done double jaw surgery TWICE!

Hi All – Figured I’d contribute to the site as it was helpful for me to read other users experiences on here and elsewhere. Most people don’t go through this twice so I wanted to share. This post is more a summary, and lessons learned, rather than a detailed day by day diary. MY STORY / BACKGROUND: ...
by iamamused
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lump under chin
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Lump under chin

I am 3 weeks post my (second!) double jaw surgery and I have the same lump under my chin. I had something similar the first time around and believe this is normal and related to swelling / draining. Is your lump near where the bone was cut? Or is it more your lymph node? Does it increase if you've h...
by iamamused
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Deviated Septum and Off-Centre Midline After Bi-Max
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Deviated Septum and Off-Centre Midline After Bi-Max

^Oh and I also worked to try to as clearly and concisely as possible present my case to my surgeon. I ended up taking pictures of myself, from different angles, smiling and non-smiling and then writing up a few blurbs + marked up the photos. I think it helped facilitate the discussion and helped me ...
by iamamused
Fri Oct 07, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Deviated Septum and Off-Centre Midline After Bi-Max
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Deviated Septum and Off-Centre Midline After Bi-Max

[quote="jawregret1"]iamamused, How did you convince your surgeon something wasn't right?[/quote] I had a few things in my favor. I was persistent, I had an ortho in my corner, and my surgeon was reasonable. My results were also clearly off. Shifted midline 5-6mm off center and canted. With the jaws ...
by iamamused
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Deviated Septum and Off-Centre Midline After Bi-Max
Replies: 12
Views: 2681

Re: Deviated Septum and Off-Centre Midline After Bi-Max

Wow Liz. Thanks for the update. Best of luck! I am just starting the process of revision. My surgeon has agreed that something is not right and that he will perform a revision. I had surgery performed on 3/31/16. So I'm a little over 6 months out. They are working up my file and re-submitting to my ...
by iamamused
Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Midline After Double Jaw Surgery
Replies: 19
Views: 7144

Re: Midline After Double Jaw Surgery

Met with my surgeon. He is in a agreement that the jaw placement is incorrect. He was quite understanding and apologetic. I will begin the process of a revision.