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by bighoss
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Overjet fixable with only braces? Or is surgery necessary?
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Re: Overjet fixable with only braces? Or is surgery necessary?

Get second opinions from other reputable orthodontists in your area. Personally, if I were in your position I would avoid surgery at all costs if satisfactory correction is possible through only orthodontics. Jaw surgery is a huge burden and has some risks that aren't necessary unless your jaws affe...
by bighoss
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper Jaw Moved Too Far Forward?
Replies: 14
Views: 4106

Re: Upper Jaw Moved Too Far Forward?

Your profile looks very natural and your proportions are good. I believe reducing the lower jaw would have given you a weak/recessed jaw. No part of your profile strikes me as out of balance. You look great... now smile and show off the perfect bite!!!
by bighoss
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: (5mo post-op) Lip incompetence + large upper lip
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

(5mo post-op) Lip incompetence + large upper lip

Hi, Could anyone express some thoughts on two of my concerns post-op? Picture for reference: http://i.imgur.com/Zsf4Vp2.jpg Upper lip: There is some noticeable scar tissue under my upper lip on the gum line. Could this be pushing my upper lip forward and making it look bigger? Also, is it possible m...
by bighoss
Mon May 29, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Numbness
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Numbness

Yes the tip of my tongue was numb/tingly for several weeks post-op. I can't remember when I noticed the feeling back exactly but I reckon around 2 months post-op my tongue had no numbness or tingling sensation.
by bighoss
Mon May 29, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Looking for insight on chewing progression
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Looking for insight on chewing progression

Can anymore users chime in? I'm looking for some brief timelines of chewing progression.

I was thinking week one for breakfast I would be eating french toast, pancakes, eggs, hashbrowns, etc. Lunch, perhaps pastas or lasagna.
by bighoss
Mon May 22, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Energy
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Energy

I was fairly active around 4-5 weeks post-op, engaging in a lot of walking around outside and biking on trails. Log your diet/fluid intake and your sleep habits. If you're still on a liquid diet, ideally you're consuming around 2000 mL of fluid and enough calories to be gaining back lost weight at 5...
by bighoss
Fri May 12, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Looking for insight on chewing progression
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Looking for insight on chewing progression

Hi, I will be permitted to start chewing again within about 2 weeks. Can fellow jaw surgery victims give a good list of food to progress with? Example: First week... start with pastas, tender fish, etc. Second week... muffins, soft bread, fruit, etc. My surgeon did not provide any advice other than ...
by bighoss
Wed May 03, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Very unsure of surgery. Thoughts/advice? Have seen Gunson
Replies: 4
Views: 615

Re: Very unsure of surgery. Thoughts/advice? Have seen Gunson

I am absolutely not a professional so I can't say with certainty what the correct choice for correction. From the data and measurement provided, I would assume an orthodontist could achieve a satisfactory bite by simply correcting the arch of both upper and lower. If this is true, I would avoid any ...
by bighoss
Wed May 03, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Need help on figuring out whether to do double jaw surgery and porportions
Replies: 4
Views: 378

Re: Need help on figuring out whether to do double jaw surgery and porportions

Have you gotten any opinions from surgeons? To achieve a correct bite and the jawline/shorter face you desire, you would likely have both jaws advanced (upper further than lower), upper jaw raised, and a genio, but I'm no professional . From your pictures I would suggest you have great natural cheek...
by bighoss
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Watery Nose Bleeds
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Watery Nose Bleeds

Hi, I would suppress your concern until at least 2 weeks post-op. It's unlikely your sinuses were damaged as a result of the jaw movement. The bloody nose is almost always associated with the aggressive insertion of tubes in the nostrils by the anesthesiologist. Although my bloody noses weren't as f...
by bighoss
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery and speech?
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Double jaw surgery and speech?

Hi bighoss! Im so glad to hear that! Were you told that speech improvements might not be a guarantee?! I was really disappointed when the hospital said that to me :( I think nothing is guaranteed just because of the nature of surgery, but if you have an underbite it is likely your speech will impro...
by bighoss
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double jaw surgery and speech?
Replies: 15
Views: 1636

Re: Double jaw surgery and speech?

I had a significant underbite and speech was a big concern prior to surgery for me as well. After surgery, speaking felt much more natural in regards to how my teeth and tongue touched. I enjoy speaking in front of others a lot more now. I had a lisp prior to surgery as family members noted, and now...
by bighoss
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: LeFort to treat sleep apnea also affect breathing during exercise
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: LeFort to treat sleep apnea also affect breathing during exercise

No sleep apnea here but I did notice an improvement in breathing during exercise following surgery. My surgeon specifically noted he would enhance my airway via genio. My breathing feels more natural, especially during exercise. (Double jaw surgery, underbite) Did they move your lower jaw forward o...
by bighoss
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How Long before exercise after double jaw surgery?
Replies: 15
Views: 16961

Re:

Always ask your surgeon as these questions are personal to each patient. I was forbidden from any exercise other than walking for 6 weeks, then at 6 weeks I was permitted to cycle and lift weights, provided I do not clench my teeth. Running, swimming, etc. all forbidden until 4 months post-op. Based...
by bighoss
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is there anyone out there who has full numbness in chin and lips
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: Is there anyone out there who has full numbness in chin and lips

chin wrote:Does it feel heavy or stiff....
Stiff. When I smile the skin on my chin feels tight. Hope that makes sense!