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by snapdresser
Tue May 01, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: First post
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: First post

Aren't we all :lol: We see those incredible before and after pictures and think it's going to be perfect for us. Good luck!
by snapdresser
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Anybody tightly banded shut with no splint?
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Anybody tightly banded shut with no splint?

I was banded super tight like that and I healed up great :D
by snapdresser
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: First post
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: First post

The braces should fix the teeth spacing, but the chin thing is tough. They can fix it with orthognathic surgery and/or a possible genioplasty but in my observation, people who have a prominent chin that gets moved back in the surgery are rarely happy with the change. The mental aspects of adjusting ...
by snapdresser
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Incision in mouth not closing
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Incision in mouth not closing

Wowwwww, can I ask where you had your surgery performed?
by snapdresser
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: First post
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: First post

What about her smile is she unhappy with? Besides the braces :lol:
by snapdresser
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Advice on Switching Insurance (getting off employer-sponsored)
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Advice on Switching Insurance (getting off employer-sponsored)

Ravenclaw wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:31 pm
Because of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), you can no longer be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. Health insurers also can't limit the coverage you receive based on a pre-existing condition.
Good point, Ravenclaw!
by snapdresser
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 42290

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Hi PierreDeFermat, I'm having them removed because I can feel them in there all the time and it's distracting. It almost feels like I have braces on, even though I haven't had braces in 15 years. I don't want that to last my entire life, so I requested that my surgeon remove them. This surgery is si...
by snapdresser
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies
Replies: 958
Views: 42290

Re: June/July 2015 Surgery Buddies

Well, I got some breaking news! I found out last night that my insurance approved my hardware removal. I don't have a date for the surgery yet, but insurance was the big hurdle. I guess I'll be going back under the knife :( Hopefully when this is done I won't feel like I have braces anymore. Almost ...
by snapdresser
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Advice on Switching Insurance (getting off employer-sponsored)
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Advice on Switching Insurance (getting off employer-sponsored)

All of these are great questions. Unfortunately, it looks like your best option is that dreaded phone call. The BCBS reps are typically very knowledgeable and helpful. If you bring up this surgery during the phone call, I highly doubt they'd flag your account for a pre-existing condition. But let us...
by snapdresser
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Screw loose
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Screw loose

Possibly, but a jarring movement like that could just feel weird in the inflamed tissue. If you're concerned, go see your surgeon for a scan. Or wait and see if the inflammation fails to go down in that area, then you'll know there's a problem.
by snapdresser
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: regreting genioplasty, reversal?
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: regreting genioplasty, reversal?

At 3.5 months you probably still have some swelling. I know it doesn't seem like it. When I was 3.5 months post-op I was sooooo sure that all the swelling was gone, but when I compare pictures of my face now to then it's clear that my face was still a little puffy. So I would recommend giving it som...
by snapdresser
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Wired shut and worried about relapse. So nervous that I picked the wrong doctor!
Replies: 14
Views: 666

Re: Wired shut and worried about relapse. So nervous that I picked the wrong doctor!

Maybe I missed where you said this, but did you have BSSO or IVRO? Usually they use elastics for BSSO and wire for IVRO.
by snapdresser
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: UPPP or MMA for apnea in Ontario?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: UPPP or MMA for apnea in Ontario?

See a very experienced maxillofacial surgeon. They’ll be familiar with what the procedures can achieve and after looking at your scans they should’ve able to make a good recommendation. You can then take that recommendation to a cheaper, in-network surgeon, if need be. That’s what I did and it worke...
by snapdresser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Many negative experiences
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: Many negative experiences

The positive experiences of some people, including myself, are in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=53112&p=499721#p499721
by snapdresser
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Hate the results of my double jaw surgery - what do I do?
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: Hate the results of my double jaw surgery - what do I do?

You look good. The changes you’re talking about making wouldn’t make you appear any different to random people on the street. Not to offend, but the few negative things about your appearance now have nothing to do with your post-op jaw position. That said, if you’re having significant functional iss...