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by shutmymouth
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: To anybody who's already had jaw surgery...
Replies: 18
Views: 10242

Re: To anybody who's already had jaw surgery...

Taste your liquid diet foods BEFORE you get your surgery. There’s nothing like thinking something looks good and it ends up tasting awful. Buy ISOPURE protein. It’s the only thing that mixes completely. Drink lots of fluids. The swelling really does take FOREVER to go away. Even when all of your fri...
by shutmymouth
Tue May 31, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 6 week and 8 week picture update
Replies: 13
Views: 2312

Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

My upper jaw was moved forward 6.5 milimeters, cut into 3 places to widen and bring forward. No lower jaw surgery. Thank you for the compliment. I cant help but think that maybe both should have been worked on. for a less drastic change. I cannot stress enough for folks to get multiple opinions and ...
by shutmymouth
Sat May 28, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 6 week and 8 week picture update
Replies: 13
Views: 2312

Re: 6 week and 8 week picture update

Thank you all! appreciate the compliments.

I'm very over analytical by nature. (I over analyze EVERYthing) It helps to get other people's perspectives.

thank you.
by shutmymouth
Tue May 24, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: 6 week and 8 week picture update
Replies: 13
Views: 2312

6 week and 8 week picture update

you can see the befores here http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=38957&start=30 Time for updates: 6weeks http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l115/tmoney99_2006/newhaircutwithasmile.jpg http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l115/tmoney99_2006/Newhaircut.jpg I'm still not thrilled about my ...
by shutmymouth
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?
Replies: 33
Views: 12049

Re: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?

I swear proper makeup application is a girl's 2nd best friend. (Nothing replaces diamonds) Thank you to everyone for your support. I'm definitely feeling much better about the face! :D http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l115/tmoney99_2006/428Allhopeisnotlost1.jpg Now if that pesky smile would just co...
by shutmymouth
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long until you were fairly happy with your smile.
Replies: 1
Views: 817

How long until you were fairly happy with your smile.

Put some make-up on today and I felt pretty confident about my face. In fact I felt REALLY good (I'll have to post pictures later) So at what point were you happy with your smile. I know it takes a while for all of the muscles to wake up but at what point did your muscles wake up enough for you to s...
by shutmymouth
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Magic Bullet
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Magic Bullet

OMG I wish I had purchased one before the surgery life would have been much better.

I still have 3 weeks on liquids and soft foods (no chewing) and I made a smoothie with one today. SOOooo much better than the blender.
by shutmymouth
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How Many Pre-Surgical Consults Did You Go Through?
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: How Many Pre-Surgical Consults Did You Go Through?

Did two and now I wish I had done more. Everyone Please please consult as many surgeons as possible.
by shutmymouth
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?
Replies: 33
Views: 12049

Re: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?

I found out today that my doctor purposely bunched the tissue together in my upper lip to give me a fuller upper lip because upper jaw surgery usually thins out the upper lip and most people want a fuller upper lip. "More red" as he put it.

Did anyone else's doc do this? Is this SOP?
by shutmymouth
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?
Replies: 33
Views: 12049

Re: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?

Exactly 1 month Post op: http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l115/tmoney99_2006/TerriAfterSurgery-Easter.jpg I had makeup on for family easter get together. The picture was a little dark so I adjusted the brightness so you could see it http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l115/tmoney99_2006/AfterSurgery-...
by shutmymouth
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Protein supplements
Replies: 6
Views: 2644

Re: Protein supplements

OH and one last thing IF you aren't wired shut, Greek Yogurt + honey If you are wired shut add some milk. if you're really worried about weight loss get a BCAA powder and put a scoop in some crystal light &/or Gatorade. You have to put it in a flavored no dairy drink or it's gross. BCAA's help preve...
by shutmymouth
Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Protein supplements
Replies: 6
Views: 2644

Re: Protein supplements

I have a dietian helping me. I'm using Isopure protein. I really suggest Pro-complex protien by Optimum nutrition. Whatever you do always add a banana for carbs. my favorite smoothie is this: 1 scoop vanilla Isopure (25g protein) I'm female so you can use 2 scoops natually 1 cup of milk 1-2 tbs pean...
by shutmymouth
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?
Replies: 33
Views: 12049

Re: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?

Again thanks to all for the support.

As requested here is my profile picture from before.
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by shutmymouth
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?
Replies: 33
Views: 12049

Re: Is this normal or have I really screwed up my face?

updated pictures. I appologize if I'm using this as my own blog but the face thing is pretty scary to me and I have a tendency to over analyze and worry over all sorts of things: http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l115/tmoney99_2006/OrthognathicsurgeryAfter17dayswithMUprofile.jpg http://i94.photobuck...
by shutmymouth
Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: what are phases from numbess to regaing feeling?
Replies: 13
Views: 8635

Re: what are phases from numbess to regaing feeling?

I'm so glad someone asked this. I'm 10 days post op. I was getting a little worried as my right side was starting to get feeing back but the left side of my face is taking a little longer.