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by Elspeth
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort I and Nose Changes...
Replies: 20
Views: 11719

Sorry :) Whoever it is had a great job done. Hope yours goes just as well!
by Elspeth
Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Lefort I and Nose Changes...
Replies: 20
Views: 11719

This is kinda OT but qwertz1 - you look soooo beautiful in the second picture! Your surgeon did a great job!
by Elspeth
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I feel like I've been had.
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

Had you had multiple consultations before embarking on your latest treatment it's very likely that you would have learned that the treatment you were given was a compromise of sorts. Had you spent time on the Internet researching the particular options for your specific problems you would have lear...
by Elspeth
Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: I feel like I've been had.
Replies: 7
Views: 1893

I feel like I've been had.

Hey all I'm feeling really upset right now. :( I've had braces (for the second time) for 1.5 years. Before that I had them for 3 years in high school. Back then, they wanted to operate on my jaw because I had an underbite and crossbite but my 'rents took me to another ortho who "fixed" it with brace...
by Elspeth
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum and teeth seem... rounded out?
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Thanks for the help guys. I feel a little upset now because when I first went to the ortho, I really wanted perfect teeth - i.e no flaring. I didn't realise this was the "compromised" treatment. Ugh. He's done a great job but now I feel like... I didn't get the perfect jaw/teeth I wanted.
by Elspeth
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Gum and teeth seem... rounded out?
Replies: 3
Views: 1932

Gum and teeth seem... rounded out?

Hello I'm in braces for the second time, 1.5 years so far. I have a long and complicated with braces/jaw surgery (or lack of) but it seems I have gotten through without having to undergo orthognathic surgery... my ortho recently told me I may get my braces off in 6 weeks. Anyway, I noticed something...
by Elspeth
Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Blood in braces post surgery?
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Blood in braces post surgery?

Heya I had a genioplasty and wisdom teeth out yesterday. Discomfort aside, I'm a little grossed out by how my pristine ceramic braces are now stained with blood. I have been unable to brush my teeth so far (I tried on my top teeth last night... but couldn't really move my lips/jaw to make room for m...
by Elspeth
Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: For those who have had GENIOPLASTY
Replies: 14
Views: 8945

I had a reduction genio this morning. :wink: I am all numb and swollen but otherwise I feel really normal. So far I can't see the proper results but my long, asymmetrical chin was reduced by about 4mm so I expected a pleasant result. Um... I can't really talk. My lip and mouth are too swollen (I als...
by Elspeth
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery on Friday and I've woken up with a cold.
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Aahhh1!! I simply cannot reschedule my surgery. University is about to start over here and I'm already taking the first week off to recover; I don't think I could have my surgery in the middle of the semester while I've got essays and assignments due. I'm having some honey and lemon tea right now, t...
by Elspeth
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgery on Friday and I've woken up with a cold.
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Surgery on Friday and I've woken up with a cold.

Hey I'm having a genio and my wisdom teeth extracted this Friday. There was some debate for a time about whether or not I needed proper orthognathic surgery (actually, several years worth) but eventually my surgeon said its no longer necessary (maybe I grew into my face?) and that he just wants to c...
by Elspeth
Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Photos vs. real life
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

I have a similar dilemma. As the other poster said, its because you get used to your face as you see it, but when you see a picture, the image is flipped - the opposite of what you see in the mirror. You therefore will notice the asymmetry more. I am not sure that anybody else does however, because ...
by Elspeth
Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Australians and Medicare... claiming?
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Australians and Medicare... claiming?

Hullo, I'll be undergoing a reduction genioplasty next February to correct an asymmetry and disproportion in my chin, that is a result of my mandible growing slightly longer and curved on one side... long story short, my maxillofacial surgeon think its not worth it to do full orthognathic surgery as...
by Elspeth
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Just genioplasty for me but I'm worried. Rant and questions.
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Just genioplasty for me but I'm worried. Rant and questions.

Hullo. For the past year I've been in braces and posting a little on this board. On my initial consultation with my orthodontist he noted that I had a narrow top jaw/palate, and he decided to put me in an expander for 6 months (without SARPE). It seems to have done a nice job because my jaw pain and...
by Elspeth
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:54 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Changes to your skin
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Oh my gosh, Im sorry I just saw the other similar thread on this. :oops: I totally missed it when I first looked! Sorry, sorry...
by Elspeth
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Changes to your skin
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Changes to your skin

Hello,

I've always been curious about how orthognathic surgery affects the skin on the face. For example, when one has a chin reduction or similar, is there excess "flabby" skin that just kind of wobbles about? Do you get more pimples? Discolourations? Does skin get stretched?