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by fullbald
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: FEB/MARCH 2018 JAW BUDDIES
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: FEB/MARCH 2018 JAW BUDDIES

Hi Kim

I am in Melbourne, i will be having the surgery at the end of 2018.

Good luck with the surgery, who's your surgeon?

Thanks

Jason
by fullbald
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 37608

Re: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia

Let me know if there is anything else you would like to know. How much are they moving your jaw? Mine was 6 mm. Thanks for the heads up for the treatment duration. Dr. David Austin did look at my teeth and said that my treatment should be less than 18 months, so fingers crossed, I hope it is true. ...
by fullbald
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Underbite - Is this the best treatment?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Underbite - Is this the best treatment?

Sorry for the late reply, i was flat out this week, meeting multiple doctors, scans and stuff. Thanks for the photos, im amazed how great you look after only 6 weeks. all the swellings are gone already. That's a very good tip about the cool mask, i was gonna get something similar to this, haha https...
by fullbald
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 37608

Re: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia

Congrats on your surgery, hope you are recovering well. I am getting my braces in January 2018, hopefully surgery January 2019. Which hospital did you go for the surgery? How was it like after the surgery? Any numbness on the chin or lower lip? Well with PHI, us customers just cant win, right. I am ...
by fullbald
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 41
Views: 37608

Re: Jaw surgery & hospital costs in Melbourne, Australia

My surgeon is Dr. Patricia Bordbar and Orthodontics is Dr. David Austin from Smile Solution. Double Jaw - $11k (2k back from Medicare and PHI) orthodontics - $7k (maybe $1k back from PHI), hospital is fully covered by Private Health Insurance, Anaethesia costs around 1 - 2k (maybe half back from med...
by fullbald
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just told I need surgery not just braces.
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Just told I need surgery not just braces.

I feel your pain, two years i walked into orthodontics's office and expected braces, but he told me double jaw surgery. It took me two years to get myself mentally ready for it. Watch and animation on youtube and read up the blogs of ppl who had the surgeries. Those things helped me building up the ...
by fullbald
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?
Replies: 39
Views: 20775

Re: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?

I am in Australia. Jaw surgery is for medical purpose, it can be done free of charge through Medicare (National Health System), however the wait list can be few years. I am going private, roughly its going to cost me $30,000 AUD for Surgery, Orthodontics, Anesthesia and hospital cost.
by fullbald
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How big is my mandibula/maxila?
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: How big is my mandibula/maxila?

I dont think your mandibula is huge. People would kill for your look. Double jaw surgery is a game of gamble, you may end up with a better look, but also may end up botched with many complications. You already have a pretty good looking, the improvement wont be much, i dont think its worth the gamble.
by fullbald
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: IVRO
Replies: 2
Views: 603

Re: IVRO

Apparently IVRO is not that common nowadays, most of surgeons would choose SRRO over IVRO. My understanding is that IVRO is safer comparing to SRRO, as the position of bone cutting is relatively far from nerves, hence less chance of nerve damage, however it requires 6-weeks wire post surgery, which ...
by fullbald
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas
Replies: 83
Views: 79926

Re: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas

Awesome list, I will surely save a copy. It will come handy for my surgery in 2019
by fullbald
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Underbite - Is this the best treatment?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Underbite - Is this the best treatment?

Yeah, I am in the same boat here. When the surgeon said my asymmetric lower jaw, I asked him whether its teeth or jaw. He then examined my lower jaw and confirmed it's definitely jaw. I am sorry to hear that the recovery has not been exactly a smooth sail for you, but you are almost at the end of tu...
by fullbald
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Underbite - Is this the best treatment?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Underbite - Is this the best treatment?

Thanks for your reply drgnfly, its good to hear that you are recovering well.
such a small world, apparently its quite rare to have some one in my/our situation.
Did u get elastic? it must be hard with elastic.
if you dont mind, would u plz pm me the before/after photo.
Thanks
by fullbald
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Underbite - Is this the best treatment?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Underbite - Is this the best treatment?

Thanks Xjoe28,
Appreciated your input. iam glad that the surgery went well for you. it must be a hard journey for you through two surgeries, but its almost the end of tunnel now.
does it hurt after the surgery? did you feel any numbness?
by fullbald
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Underbite - Is this the best treatment?
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Underbite - Is this the best treatment?

I am 32 year old male from Australia and have recently consulted with an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon about my underbite. The surgeon indicated two problems with my teeth/jaws: 1. underdevelopment of upper jaw - this is the fundamental cause of underbite, while my lower jaw is actually within appr...