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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: 371

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: 427

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: 963
Views: 51466

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: 371

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: 423

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: 963
Views: 51466

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: 963
Views: 51466

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: 507

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: 487

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: 963
Views: 51466

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: 612

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.
by snapdresser
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: To Surgeons in North America
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: To Surgeons in North America

Sachs (NYCOMS, NY)
Schwartz (NYCOMS, NY)
by snapdresser
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Nerves and regaining feeling
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Nerves and regaining feeling

I've noticed that I had regained much more feeling in the right side of my chin and lip, and my left side is still almost numb but has some light feeling. Left side of my face was much more swollen during the whole time. I'm now 7 weeks post op. Does this mean I won't regain feeling in my left side...
by snapdresser
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: ++Anthem insurance Colorado, surgeons dont accept, any advice?++
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: ++Anthem insurance Colorado, surgeons dont accept, any advice?++

I guess I will keep looking to see if there are any in network. Do you know what surgeon you used? Anthem tells me I might be able to cross state lines to get the surgery done if they accept bcbs. Bcbs Dr. Tracey Rosenberg in Long Island, NY. She did a great job. That's a haul for you, though. How ...
by snapdresser
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Surgeons in the UK?
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Surgeons in the UK?

You've been waiting 15 years. I wouldn't wait another 15 years for someone on here to comment. This surgery seems to be pretty much a crapshoot anyways, so IMO you should make appointments all over town until you find someone who convinces you that they're capable of fixing your situation. If you go...