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by Brandyleigh35
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: POST OP! Do NOT take Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) while healing
Replies: 9
Views: 3766

Oh Meryten, I took it post op for pain with no issues either. It was just pre-op that I was recommended not to take it.

Brandy
by Brandyleigh35
Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Alternative to Le Forte
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Holy Guacamole! You have been having some serious dental work done! You are one tough cookie! I hate sitting in the dentist's chair getting crowns done. Can't imagine three at a time...OUch! Even with the temps your smile looks great though! and that is awesome that you are no longer snoring or havi...
by Brandyleigh35
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: POST OP! Do NOT take Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) while healing
Replies: 9
Views: 3766

Yes it can also cause bruising. If you want to see first hand how much difference it can make check out my blog. Go to March 2006 and look at my SARPE recovery pics. I looked like I got mugged! I had no idea I was not supposed to use Advil and even took some before I went. Then check out May-June 07...
by Brandyleigh35
Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Alternative to Le Forte
Replies: 11
Views: 2143

Hey Helen,
You really are looking terrific! How's your sleep now? Since you are probably pretty well healed now, are you sleeping now? Did it work?

Brandy
by Brandyleigh35
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is SARPE a 2-Piece LeFort 1?
Replies: 9
Views: 3613

Maybe I didn't explain this very well. With the SARPE it is not so much about the palatal suture being separated (I mean obviously that has to be fractured in order for there to be expansion.) The difference with the Lefort 1 , 2 piece verses the SARPE is that with the Lefort the outside connections...
by Brandyleigh35
Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Who is still numb after surgery?
Replies: 21
Views: 7467

I'm one year and almost 16 months post op. I had SARPE, then 15 months later had upper, lower, and genio. I have gotten most of my feeling back in my gums, chin etc. But I still have a few patchy spots in my lower lip area. It is tingly and I can tell it is going to come back but it is slow going. I...
by Brandyleigh35
Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is SARPE a 2-Piece LeFort 1?
Replies: 9
Views: 3613

They are not the same. Some doctors when they do the SARPE perform a Lefort 1 (2 piece) what this means is that they completely release the bone connections on each side. When just a SARPE is done, the bones are down fractured on each side but not completely broken/released. It is basically a modifi...
by Brandyleigh35
Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: **Adults only** After surgery how long until...
Replies: 15
Views: 3301

Actually almost a year for me. We tried a bit before then, but my jaw would get really sore and hurt so bad it didn't last long and was just more of a tease. I'm at 15 months now and things are pretty much back to normal. I can feel things and my jaw can hold out. I have had to change my technique a...
by Brandyleigh35
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Before or After?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

In terms of being able to go I would say yes, however, you will still be significantly swollen. By that I mean, not a much as post surgery, but still will have several months of healing and swelling reductions. I personally did not think I looked that bad/different at 5 weeks, however, when I compar...
by Brandyleigh35
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: BSSO and Lefort 1?
Replies: 7
Views: 3698

Hey Mimmy, I had both, as well as a genioplasty. I was only planning on BSSO, but about a month before surgery the doctor told me he was going to need to do both. I was pretty freaked out, but have been very happy with my results. You can check out my blog if you want to see more. Good luck! Brandy
by Brandyleigh35
Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: It's over my surgery buddies - THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!
Replies: 7
Views: 1181

WoW!!!!! you look amazing! Your smile is flawless! Sooo pretty! I totally see why you are so happy! Your doctors have truly done some excellent work! Congratulations! Isn't it great to finally be in retainers! I too totally agree with you in regards to it all being worth it. I know I complained a lo...
by Brandyleigh35
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Dr Arnett - Input Anybody?
Replies: 31
Views: 4361

Yep...the advancements are much larger though, typically starting at about 10mm on the maxilla. Dr Casey Lee is world reknown and very good! I have three friends who have had surgery done by him, as he also does regular orthognathic surgery, and all have been very pleased with their results. He does...
by Brandyleigh35
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Dr Arnett - Input Anybody?
Replies: 31
Views: 4361

I agree with what you are saying Arvensis. I totally believe research is important, and that their are many other doctors out there that are amazing. I was under the understanding that Rosy had researched the doctors in her area and that Dr Arnett was their top pic from the 2 or 3 they had looked in...
by Brandyleigh35
Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Dr Arnett - Input Anybody?
Replies: 31
Views: 4361

Honestly, I have to agree with Rosy on this one. If it was my son having surgery or even myself for that matter, I would want the best of the best working on me (if that was an option.) I chose my surgeon because he has been doing this surgery for over 30 years. He's done approximately 30 a year for...
by Brandyleigh35
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Dr Arnett - Input Anybody?
Replies: 31
Views: 4361

I would talk with the doctor seriously about the chin advancement. I don't know too much about the cheek stuff so I can't really comment on it, but I know for me, I was unsure of getting it done. I spoke with my surgeon about it and asked him, if it was your daughter, would you recommend it, or woul...