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by CloudyAngel
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

Sorry - I have been out of touch. Yes, my chin recovery has gone well!! Though, I intend to have most of the other hardware removed because I feel like I am having a reaction to it....FUN, FUN!!!
by CloudyAngel
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

Sorry - I have been out of touch. Yes, my chin recovery has gone well!! Though, I intend to have most of the other hardware removed because I feel like I am having a reaction to it....FUN, FUN!!!
by CloudyAngel
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?

Thanks so much for sharing your information. I am hoping to have my hardware removed - I seem to be having a reaction to it - swelling and pressure....not fun!!! I have a lot of screws and I think 2 plates, but they are not high.... so, hopefully it wont be so difficult.....
by CloudyAngel
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?

HI there,

Did you do the procedure under general anesthesia? And how many screws and plates were removed? I am in a similar position -- almost 2 years since BiMax.

Best Regards, A
by CloudyAngel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

Nochokiin - have you discussed this with your doctor? Have you asked him to evaluate you for Scar Tissue??

I had a problem with scar tissue.
by CloudyAngel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

I would like to get hardware removal done - but it's a 5 hour surgery for me.... so I am told, and I am not able to do that right now.....
by CloudyAngel
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

I would go for hardware removal. Do you know how many plates and screws you have? I have heard the longer you wait to do the removal, the harder it can be because your bone grows around the hardware. But, I am not sure about that ... However, have you noticed any facial sagging since your procedure?...
by CloudyAngel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

Hi there. The steroid that was used is called Kenalog. I think the removal of hardware has improved the situation. I would like to ask you if you have noticed that your midface was sagging at all. My face is apparently sagging... :( And I am visiting my jaw doctor's associate tomorrow. I am PETRIFIED.
by CloudyAngel
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

Also, my hardware removal was not significant enough to warrant stabilization or braces. I did not have braces in, though, I am finishing up Invisalign on my bottom teeth.
by CloudyAngel
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

So, I need to be more clear about a couple of things: 1. When I said my jaw retracts, I meant that when I don't do my jaw exercises, whatever I gained, I end up losing very quickly, and my jaw recedes back to it's original tight position.... 2. I AM having tightness in the area again just under my l...
by CloudyAngel
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

OK -- so, I had my surgery on July 16, 2018 to remove a plate in my chin and 3 screws. It was SUPER EASY. I also had injections of steroids to help with the scar tissue, and I had the scar tissue resected. My chin feel SO MUCH BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! However, I am now having a similar problem in my low...
by CloudyAngel
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

Yes, I have been doing the tongue depressor exercises as well that I learned about from this board a while ago. And I have the same problem in that my jaw retracts back usually within 24 hours. However, I have noticed that I need to stretch like for about 12 minutes to keep it from retracting soon. ...
by CloudyAngel
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Unbearable tightness in chin
Replies: 110
Views: 4519

Re: Unbearable tightness in chin

I have the same issue with tightness in the chin and lower lip issues. Did you all have any progress addressing this ? Right now, it looks like I have scar tissue that needs to be resected, and I may have a chin plate removed along with 3 screws in my chin - but that’s all under consideration- nothi...