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by Andantae
Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: My DATE is Coming Quick!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3459

****Hello iborg!**** I suddenly remembered that you were having your surgery in June and logged on to AW to find that you are already on the other side recovering! THat is WONDERFUL! What makes me the happiest for you is that you are able to BREATHE. That is nothing less than a miraculous, life chan...
by Andantae
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: surgery - completion of healing and transformation?
Replies: 12
Views: 8948

Hey There, I had my surgery almost 9 months ago when I had BSSO and a chin implant removed. I had very little swelling at all except my chin and for whatever reason it took so long for the swelling in my chin to go down! Don't worry, just try to be patient and things will get better and better, but ...
by Andantae
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Screws protruding
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

Hi cmeyer!!!

How goes everything? I have been a total stanger here too as of late.

Glad you got it taken care of. Now you are DONE with surgery!!! Are you still braced? I think your surgery was just a couple weeks before mine....
by Andantae
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Screws protruding
Replies: 8
Views: 1646

Hi cmeyer!!!

How goes everything? I have been a total stanger here too as of late.

Glad you got it taken care of. Now you are DONE with surgery!!! Are you still braced? I think your surgery was just a couple weeks before mine....
by Andantae
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Mandible surgery-Yes, now NO
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Was surgery ever mentioned as a possiblity in the initial plan? Yes, if there is too much anterior-posterior descrepency then you must settle for a 'compromised' result unless you go through surgery, and the compromised result is often much less stable. I, for one, had a compromised result the first...
by Andantae
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What is the difference of chin implants and this surgery?
Replies: 2
Views: 874

I have done both! :) If it is definitely ONLY your chin (not your jaw) which is the 'issue', then an implant might work well. If the real underlying problem is a recessed jaw, which is what a receeding chin is, then an implant is not the best solution. I am far, far happier fixing my recessed jaw vi...
by Andantae
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: OK, I give in *July 30 Adj. p37*
Replies: 454
Views: 114879

Hi Miss Smiley!

You're teeth are LOOKING GOOOD and like they are very ready to be metal-less indeed. Love your choice of Valentine colors!
by Andantae
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Our Braces Stories
Topic: Smile Like You Mean It-Rebelda's Story: Upd. Sep. 16!
Replies: 155
Views: 54660

I am so glad for this to FINALLY be behind you. Let us hear from you as soon as you're up to it!
by Andantae
Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery + [Chin Augmentation]?
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Thanks, Karl. I really appreciate your explanation. The post-op numbness has definitely been the weirdest part of the whole surgical journey for me.
by Andantae
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 5 months after BSSO- THEY ARE OFF!
Replies: 9
Views: 1596

Oh they turned out just great!!!! No wonder you are so thrilled! :D :D
by Andantae
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 9 weeks POST BSSO & Lefort I--officially with pics
Replies: 42
Views: 10325

Looking great manna!! SO glad you finally got that splint out! :yuck: That must have seemed like forever toward the end. I have the same cold water sensation---isn't it strange? I don't mind it nearly as much as the 'thick' feeling in my lower lip. Debanding in March? How close is that to your origi...
by Andantae
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Smiletagious Is Back From Surgery! With Pics!
Replies: 19
Views: 3546

Congrats on making it to the other side! Yes, your swelling has come down nicely! And not too much bruising (other than those amazing lip bruises! I wouldn't even want to know how those got there! :wink: ) Your bite looks really close, too. I think you are going to be one of those lucky ones who wil...
by Andantae
Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Jaw surgery + [Chin Augmentation]?
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Excellent advice all around for you Zach :) . Like Karl, I 'paid' for my possible geino up front. Actually, they just held a check made out in advance (mine was $3900). I had a chin implant removed during my BSSO, so it made it especially difficult to ascertain whether I would, in fact, need the gen...
by Andantae
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 8 Week Post-Op pics
Replies: 17
Views: 3205

What wonderful results, Fuzzypants! You must be thrilled with your new smile!
by Andantae
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: On the other side
Replies: 17
Views: 2863

Hi OM! So happy to hear everything went so well! It is my personal opinion that that "girl is the mirror" is going to soon be not only recognizable, but will now have symmetry and add balance to an already attractive face! No more covering your mouth indeed----You will be looking for reasons to smil...