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by Pequod
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw misalignment. Lower jaw goes to the right. My lips also go​ down to the right, is it normal? Can jaw surgery fix my
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Jaw misalignment. Lower jaw goes to the right. My lips also go​ down to the right, is it normal? Can jaw surgery fix

Yes this is something a combination of BSSO and genioplasty can address, it's hard to tell if you need your upper jaw moved too form your photos but if it's already aligned than you might not need to.
by Pequod
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York

Thanks for your replies. An update on my situation, I finished consulting and I'm convinced now to go through a full revision due to a variety of existing problems that can be fixed alongside my main issues (lip incompetence, bimax recession, gummy smile indicating some VME and a bad bite and the po...
by Pequod
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unsure about surgery results... over-impaction/molars don't touch
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Unsure about surgery results... over-impaction/molars don't touch

I know you're stressed and panicking but that paragraph was very hard to read and all over the place. My general advice is to be very firm and stand up for yourself when discussing this with your ortho/surgeon. Voice your concerns very clearly with them and push until you get an honest answer. And n...
by Pequod
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Recovering from jaw surgery alone? Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Recovering from jaw surgery alone? Advice?

I doubt they let you leave alone after any procedure for liability reasons and always would require someone sign you out. But I'm surprised about the 72 hour rule as they have no way to verify/enforce that.
by Pequod
Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Recovering from jaw surgery alone? Advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Re: Recovering from jaw surgery alone? Advice?

It's doable. Just make sure you have someone to get you to your hotel. You'll sleep a lot the first week anyway. Have the hotel just checkup/call periodically in case something goes wrong. Be very careful standing up, and do it very slowly hugging the wall as you might get very light headed if you s...
by Pequod
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York

Thanks yeah I'm just wrapping up my consultation spree of second opinions. I did actually consult with NYCOMS and liked them, thanks for the suggestion. Don't feel comfortable sharing their specific opinion here as I don't want to mention anyone publicly besides my original surgeon. But so far the o...
by Pequod
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York

The surgery was many years ago, there was nothing for the orthodontist to do as I still have vertical maxillary excess. I read the operative report and it sounds like in the second surgery they didn't cut any bone, just loosened screws and repositioned with no new cutting so I might just have 1 oper...
by Pequod
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Re: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York

I don't have a frontal x-ray, why would it help? I didn't have symmetry problems beforehand. In addition to aesthetics, I'd argue, more problematically, this is a poor functional result as well. I have 6mm lip incompetence and 4mm upper incisor show (this is more than pre-surgery and was not the pla...
by Pequod
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York
Replies: 10
Views: 373

Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York

I'll keep this strictly factual, draw your own conclusions. Brief story: I had a Lefort I and BSSO done to treat a 5mm open bite. They actually had to perform the same operation twice, spaced a week apart, since according to my surgeon I clenched too hard immediately after being woken from anesthesi...
by Pequod
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Upper jaw & Chin surgery going back to soccer
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Upper jaw & Chin surgery going back to soccer

I wouldn't risk it. In my case I couldn't chew any hard foods for 10 weeks so I'm struggling to see how playing soccer would be safe.
by Pequod
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Orthos won't work with surgeon outwith local area?
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Orthos won't work with surgeon outwith local area?

For a straightforward question as this you should be able to call up the front desk or email them and ask directly. You do not need a consultation for a routine procedural question like this. My take is that, at least in the US, the majority will. Some might prefer to work exclusively with one surge...
by Pequod
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: To Surgeons in North America
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: To Surgeons in North America

Thank you for your comments kplatt, they are very informative. I would even put them in a separate thread.

Also adding another surgeon to the list. I've seen some pretty good results from Dr. Jamali (New York), he has a lot of results up on his real self page.
by Pequod
Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: To Surgeons in North America
Replies: 7
Views: 473

To Surgeons in North America

I'm trying to make a short list of those who are considered the best of the best surgeons in US & Canada.

Anyone have any input?

Arnett/Gunson - Santa Barbara, CA
Wittenberg - Vancouver, Canada
Posnick - Maryland
by Pequod
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lip incompetence after double jaw surgery
Replies: 6
Views: 870

Re: Lip incompetence after double jaw surgery

I'm unable to message you.
by Pequod
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Will this improve life ?
Replies: 2
Views: 332

Re: Will this improve life ?

Good luck. Make sure you get at least 2 opinions.