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by aghummel90
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Uneven swelling after jaw surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Uneven swelling after jaw surgery

You are a warrior to have gone through revision. Based on your description, there are a few possibilities: 1) Swelling can take many months to resolve, and it is not uncommon for swelling to be uneven. You may want to wait it out another two or three months for it to resolve. I think this is the mos...
by aghummel90
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgeon Review - Carlos Villegas Bateman
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Surgeon Review - Carlos Villegas Bateman

Not a good experience for me at all. I had surgery with him in 2018 in Medellin, Colombia. His clinic is called Vibart Clinic. The highlights: + Maxilla overimpaction. Less than 0 mm incisor display at rest. + Lower lip ptosis. All my lower teeth show down to the gum line at rest. + Chin overadvance...
by aghummel90
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Think twice before jaw surgery for gummy smiles
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Think twice before jaw surgery for gummy smiles

The LeFort osteotomy can be used to treat a gummy smile, but aesthetic disappointment happens often, and that's because surgeons do not explain the gum display-tooth-display trade-off to patients. Let me explain: if you're going to show less gum, it will necessarily happen at the expense of maxillar...
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 days post op on lower jaw surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: 9 days post op on lower jaw surgery

Usually some feeling in the nerves is a good sign. Hang in there, you're early in the recovery process.
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Where was your bite after surgery
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Where was your bite after surgery

Sorry to hear about your troubles. Please keep us posted.
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Oral Surgeon in Toronto, Ontario
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Oral Surgeon in Toronto, Ontario

Oh and, important: revised with a downgraft by Dr. C.
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Oral Surgeon in Toronto, Ontario
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Oral Surgeon in Toronto, Ontario

There's someone on one of the online communities that got overimpacted with Dr. T. Avrilinvan, I believe.
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long do you see surgeons for after surgery?
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: How long do you see surgeons for after surgery?

I think it depends on your evolution. My surgeon said at a minimum 3 months.
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Time until you feel normal
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Time until you feel normal

Definitely the right side of my face has been slower to recover. Totally normal I imagine.
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Do I need double jaw surgery revision?
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: Do I need double jaw surgery revision?

It seems to my untrained eye there may be a slight cant, but I would go for a second opinion.
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hearing heartbeat in head
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Hearing heartbeat in head

FWIW, my eustacchian tubes fill up pretty frequently, and I get the similar 'hearing heartbeat' effect. Totally unrelated to surgery, but thought maybe something to think about.
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/ july 2018 surgery buddies
Replies: 78
Views: 2878

Re: June/ july 2018 surgery buddies

Checking in here. Had surgery in early June. All the visible swelling is practically gone. Not pleased with the result however :/
by aghummel90
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: PRE & POST-OP SUPPLY LIST---add your list or ideas
Replies: 85
Views: 72614

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

1) I will add that the children's version of acetaminophen was quite helpful, since I could use it in a syringe.

2) Ice mask.

3) Gauze. Lots of it.

4) Soylent for nutrition.

5) Calendula flower, as an anti-inflammatory.