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by Konbawa076
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: opening wide after surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: opening wide after surgery

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering the same thing, but first were you all wired shut?
by Konbawa076
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double Jaw surgery February Body
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Double Jaw surgery February Body

Full disclosure I was having a freak out moment. The swelling has gone down I’m now 13 days post op. I suppose it’s just hard not to see yourself in the mirror for such a long period of time. And even though the swelling does go down i’m afraid that some part of the rest of the swelling is just how ...
by Konbawa076
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 weeks post-op, "swelling" issue and asymmetrical face
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Re: 8 weeks post-op, "swelling" issue and asymmetrical face

Hi, I know this reply comes late but I wanted to tell you about massages. I had my surgery 11 days ago and my surgeon beside the ice packs and a water cold machine that he lended me recommanded me to go to a kinesitherapist and to get lymphatic massages almost daily as soon as I get off the hospital...
by Konbawa076
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Flossing after surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Flossing after surgery

Hi I had a Lefort I BSSO Zygoma augmentation (face too flat apparently) and Genioplasty I'm 10 days post op, I succeeded brushing my teeth with a baby tootbrush days post op 3/4 and as for flossing I can't do the back but the front I use real floss and little brush. how is your recovery? your swelli...
by Konbawa076
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Double Jaw surgery February Body
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Double Jaw surgery February Body

Hi Everyone, I had SARPE in november 2017. In February 2019, I had to undergo double jaw surgery (Lefort I + BSSO) to fix my open bite and Genioplasty (long chin apparently) and Zygoma augmentation (they said my face was too flat and was going to be even flater after they push forward my upper jaw)....
by Konbawa076
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Brushing teeth after surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Brushing teeth after surgery

It's hard to answer you because I read your post when I was 3 days post op. I'm today 9 days post op. I can brush my teeth softly with a baby brush and I used waterpick from day post op 1 which really saved my life. I wasn't wired shut, but the day next to my surgery my surgeon gave me some very tou...
by Konbawa076
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Breathing improvement after Lefort 1
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Breathing improvement after Lefort 1

Hi,

I had a surgical rapid palate extension, to make my upper jaw wider and my breathing did improve. I have to undergo a lefort 1 next month. I’ll let you know if it’s even better. :)
by Konbawa076
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Oral Surgery - Tell us your results.
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Re: Oral Surgery - Tell us your results.

Usually 6 months. I had Sarpe 2 months and a half ago my swelling is I think pretty much down. But my teeth have still a big 6mm gap on the right. My Ortho is going to close it starting this week. I really can’t wait. Psychologically, it has been very difficult. When I was turning I cryed almost eve...
by Konbawa076
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1874
Views: 462559

Re: SARPE Surgery

My swelling eventually wore down. But still more than two months after my surgery I can’t feel properly the portion of my jaw that was expanded. Have you had that problem as well?

My ortho didn’t give me elastics I suppose it’s because I still have to undergo a double jaw surgery in about 10 monts.
by Konbawa076
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Different SARPE techniques? (USA)
Replies: 2
Views: 396

Re: Different SARPE techniques? (USA)

There different Sarpe techniques in the sense that there are different types of expender and different ways to expand (both side equally is the most frequent but it’s also possible to expand in one sens right or left (what I did). From what I read the night stay in the hospital is usually prescribed...
by Konbawa076
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1874
Views: 462559

Re: SARPE Surgery

Hi again, Thanks Collie for your advice. It's been now three weeks since surgery and i'm feeling a lot better. I 've stopped expending since Mondday and now I "just" have to deal with the gap. But I wonder, it there anyone who had the surgery and expended in one side only? See, my midline was way of...
by Konbawa076
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Have braces, need jaw surgery but cannot do it currently
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Have braces, need jaw surgery but cannot do it currently

Well, I had braces (the one that you can remove ) when i was a teen and the orthodontist removed a tons of teen to make room for my teeth since I had a very narrow and small upper jaw. My parents couldn't afford the treatment at some point so we just stopped going. I grew up in Morocco. Ten years af...
by Konbawa076
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE : Turning the expender what to expect?
Replies: 1
Views: 350

Re: SARPE : Turning the expender what to expect?

I just had my check up with my surgeon. I was so scared, I felt nauseous and almost faited when he was about to turn the expender. But it really didn't hurt at all. He turned twice while explaining to me and my mother how to do it. I was surprised to not feel or hear any cracks and mostly so so reli...
by Konbawa076
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: SARPE Surgery
Replies: 1874
Views: 462559

Re: SARPE Surgery

Hi guys!

I had SARPE 6 days ago, i'm feeling a bit low and tired. I wonder when i can try to exercise to gain some energy.
by Konbawa076
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Braces before SARPE? Double jaw Surgery? Confused
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Braces before SARPE? Double jaw Surgery? Confused

It's normal. You can either have the SARPE surgery before or after braces and the double jaw is always after the Sarpe around a year after. Once I consulted my orthodontist the first time, she told me right away that I needed at least 2 surgery Sarpe and double jaw surgery. As for braces and Sarpe s...