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by academiannut
Sat May 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty revision?
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Genioplasty revision?

You are so right. I realized I was being insane flipping oit over what i looked like three weeks post surgery. I’m not even close to healed up yet.

Going to give daily photos a rest for a while and just focus on healing!
by academiannut
Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How to fix this smile?
Replies: 0
Views: 721

How to fix this smile?

After surgery smile still looks so bad -

I don’t get it -

https://jawspoon.blogspot.com/?m=1
by academiannut
Wed May 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 15 days post-op - double jaw -
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: 15 days post-op - double jaw -

My surgeon keeps saying no exercises till five weeks, but i do have bands off 8 hours a day. Good to know this is not an unusual length if time to wait. I’m fine with the liquid diet - mostly just afraid I’m not going to like the results in the long term and wanting to heal up - I think I’ll follow ...
by academiannut
Wed May 15, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Genioplasty revision?
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Genioplasty revision?

I’m three weeks post op and thinking about having a revision genio. I know its too early to do anything but I hated my chin b4 and I hate it now. I also think it being a bit far forward causes my smile to be flat rather than bow shaped. Looks great in profile, bad in the front. Would also like to kn...
by academiannut
Sat May 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 15 days post-op - double jaw -
Replies: 6
Views: 444

19 days post-op - disappointed with results

I've been pretty upbeat up till now, but I'm feeling down at the problems at the moment. My face is asymmetrical. I'm hoping some of that is swelling and it will resolve, but it looks like its the bones to me. Time will tell. I had an endentulous smile, with lower lip covering my top teeth. It's imp...
by academiannut
Sat May 11, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Am I still in crossbite after Lefort-1?
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Am I still in crossbite after Lefort-1?

I'm just a lay person, but I agree it looks as if your top arch needed to be expanded a bit to fit over your under arch. Did they do any arch expansion? I'm at 19 days post surgery and also dealing with the disappointment of less than ideal results. Seems like few people get exactly what they wanted.
by academiannut
Sat May 11, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: numb chin syndrome after mandibular advancement?
Replies: 4
Views: 497

Re: numb chin syndrome after mandibular advancement?

My lower jaw was also advanced 11, and I currently am completely numb in bottom lip and chin. Hasn't affected lip movement at all though. Have you practiced exercises or PT? I'm only 19 days out so too early to tell much.
by academiannut
Tue May 07, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Notable Gum Recession Eight Weeks After Braces Removed
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Notable Gum Recession Eight Weeks After Braces Removed

That sounds awful :(. My bottom teeth also have more gum exposure due to being tilted inwards... Ugh I hope it just heals up -I can't say I know anything about it, though.
by academiannut
Tue May 07, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Help! I can't do my elastics!
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Help! I can't do my elastics!

I am supposed to put on three elastics on each side once a day - week three onwards of jaw surgery. I made my first attempts today. I could barely get 1 triangle and box on each side, but I can't get the second box on either side. Any tips on how to get back there? Got someone else to attempt it, to...
by academiannut
Tue May 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Loss of taste and smell 8 weeks post-op
Replies: 1
Views: 299

Re: Loss of taste and smell 8 weeks post-op

Very curious - did that recover?

I've had an unusually strong sense of smell since surgery, I assumed because of hunger! Hope it worked out for you -
by academiannut
Tue May 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?
Replies: 39
Views: 20578

Re: Did Insurance Help Pay for Your Surgery?

I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how much my insurance (Aetna) might pay for a non-participating provider, with no success. OUT OF NETWORK: If you're going out of network, this is what I learned: You want insurance that says it uses usual, customary, or reasonable pricing. Search any of th...
by academiannut
Tue May 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How’d you deal mentally during the period before jaw surgery?
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: How’d you deal mentally during the period before jaw surgery?

Highly recommend going to a psychiatrist and therapist regularly. Going through surgery is rough. You want your mental health in the best shape possible. If you haven't tried anti-depressants before, I'd spend some time now finding ones that work for you so that you are in peak mental health while y...
by academiannut
Tue May 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Recent Surgery with Gunson?
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Recent Surgery with Gunson?

To be honest, I don't know much about Gunson, since he's west coast. However, this is the conclusion I've come to after reading a lot of jaw blogs. Just my two cents. 1). Surgery outcomes are unpredictable. You're having your face broken and put back together again. Almost no blog says "yeah it was ...
by academiannut
Tue May 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Best country for jaw surgery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4814

Re: Best country for jaw surgery?

I meant to say to JoeA - It really depends on what health coverage you have and what your reasons are for needing it done. If your jaws are noticeably out of whack, it's probably due to a covered condition and it's a case of figuring out how to document it, and making sure your insurance does cover ...
by academiannut
Tue May 07, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Best country for jaw surgery?
Replies: 28
Views: 4814

Re: Best country for jaw surgery?

You pay more in the U.S. because our health system is so terrible. Well, you often pay more, but there are so many different health systems its impossible to know. I spent hours on the phones with health insurance companies trying to find out what they'd pay for different procedures before I signed ...