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by snapdresser
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Still swollen after 3 months ?
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Still swollen after 3 months ?

You still have some swelling 3 months post-op. It can take a year or more for the last of the swelling to go away completely, and it will happen very slowly. You won’t notice any difference day-to-day or probably even month-to-month, but you’ll see in several more months that you’re less puffy than ...
by snapdresser
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?

Hey Cloudy, Yes, general anesthesia in a hospital OR. My surgeon told me that if it had just been a couple screws being removed, she’d have done it at her office surgical suite, but she was glad she did it in the hospital because I had to be retracted all the way up to under my eyes to get the highe...
by snapdresser
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 43360

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Please keep us updated during your recovery from this. Will do! I’m pretty much as puffed up now as I was post-bimax except this time it’s only on half of my face, and I can chew and whatnot. I expect it’ll take months for the swelling to go away completely :roll: I’ll post updates as it goes along.
by snapdresser
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York
Replies: 13
Views: 717

Re: Surgeon Review - Dr. Behrman from NYP in New York

Maybe you should get an opinion from another surgeon. I went to NYCOMS and got an opinion that covered aesthetics. Cost me $500 for the consult but the doc was an expert and I’m sure would answer all your questions. Or find another in-network surgeon with an eye for aesthetics to ask. My initial tho...
by snapdresser
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long do you see surgeons for after surgery?
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: How long do you see surgeons for after surgery?

8 mos is fine. I saw my surgeon 2 years post-op, but that was because I had some follow-on concerns that I wanted to discuss with her.
by snapdresser
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Hardware (plates, screws) removal post-op?

Just had half my hardware removed last Friday, so I’m 2 days post-op. It’s been a little over 3 years since my bimax. I got it removed because I could feel it inside. It felt like gauze under my skin or I had braces on or something, and I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life that way if I didn’t...
by snapdresser
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 43360

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Sooooo I got the 3 plates and ~6 screws on the left side of my face removed on Friday. This was to treat a feeling like there was gauze stuck under my skin in those areas. It’s too early to tell if it worked, because I’m puffed up almost as bad as when I had my bimax, and the numbness is intense too...
by snapdresser
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Gummy Smile or Jaw Surgery?
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Re: Gummy Smile or Jaw Surgery?

Just so you know, if it's merely to compensate for a gummy smile, your insurance will almost certainly deny coverage for jaw surgery, so it's likely to cost $25k+ out-of-pocket. That said, cosmetic issues are very personal. It's all about how badly YOU want to get rid of your gummy smile, not some s...
by snapdresser
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Seeking Revision Downgraft
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Seeking Revision Downgraft

Woah, an 8mm impaction is pretty huge! How much tooth show do you have now when you smile your biggest?
by snapdresser
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 43360

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Nozzelnut wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:25 pm
Best wishes for an uneventful surgery and speedy recovery. Let us know how it goes.
Will do! And thanks! :D
by snapdresser
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 43360

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Congrats Nozzel!!!! 54 months of treatment :shock: But now you're done!!!!! :rawk: Unfortunately I have a new surgery date: September 14th. After being unable to shake the feeling that something is present under my gums (I thought it was scar tissue, but my surgeon thinks it's either the plates them...
by snapdresser
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Very happy with the results!
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Very happy with the results!

Bone grafts in lieu of cheek implants?! :shock: I didn't even know that was a thing! I thought they typically placed the implants over the muscle so a graft wouldn't work, but apparently I was incorrect! That's awesome! :D
by snapdresser
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Will lower jaw surgery make my chin disappear?
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Will lower jaw surgery make my chin disappear?

A lot of folks who have an underbite and get their lower jaw pushed back are not happy with the cosmetic difference, even when it's well within aesthetic norms. That said, if you're having functional difficulties and this is the cure, perhaps having a frank conversation with your surgeon and startin...
by snapdresser
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 43360

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Nozzelnut wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Tentative removal date; JULY 20th!!!
WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, Nozzelnut!!!! I'm excited for you! This has been a long time coming!! :-*
by snapdresser
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Help! Totally botched?
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: Help! Totally botched?

Your results look great! The 1-2mm that your midline is off is completely unnoticeable unless you're looking for it, and even then you have to stare for a minute to see it. It's hard to see how the surgery affected your look as a whole from those close-up images, however.